Welcome to Going Behind

Welcome to Going Behind, an unashamedly nostalgic blog dedicated to horse racing’s golden days of the past. In this blog I will share vintage racecards, clippings and news stories plucked from the newspapers of the day. If you have any requests please contact me via the link at the top of the page and I’ll do my very best to dig them out. I can provide full racecards and newspaper pages as .pdf files for a negotiable fee. Again, please contact me for details. I have provided this service for a number of jockeys and trainers who were keen to recall their careers but hadn’t got access to old newspapers.

Comments and conversation are very welcome but please do not use the comments facility to criticise any jockeys or trainers. This site is for pure nostalgia.




Red Rum Ultimate Collection 

He’s the horse that made me fall in love with National Hunt Racing. When I was a kid I would’ve given my right, and left, arms to have what I’m offering today! What is it?

Over 700 pages from the Daily Mirror and Daily Express from 1967-78 spanning Rummy’s entire career. It includes race cards, articles and news snippets of all types.

All yours in high quality PDF format for the special introductory price of £75.

Get in touch via the contact form if interested in this fan must have product.

Racing on TV through the years

Well after 6 weeks of wrangling I’ve finally got access to my blog back. It’s a long story.

We all love to go racing but the next best thing is watching it on TV. Here’s a look back at some old theme tunes and intros from across the terrestrial network with, to finish, the greatest piece of music ever associated with horse racing.