What else was I going to do on a blisteringly hot evening in early July? After my day job had finished, I headed up to Surrey for my first visit to one of the UK’s most iconic tracks: Epsom, the home of The Derby.
What else was I going to do on a sweltering afternoon in late June? After my day job had finished, and I’d sprinted to my car like a driver at the start of the Le Mans 24-hour race, I hurried home. There, I collected my eldest daughter before heading up to Newbury racecourse for an interview with an apprentice jockey that I used to teach in secondary school.