A selection of short poems on horse racing stars by Gary Steer, Cheltenham based poet. More information about Gary and his poetry can be found at www.garysteer.co.uk.

Sprinter Sacre

‘The Machine!’
A metaphorical rock!
Racing’s latest protegy
The new kid on the block!!


A bay coloured beauty
Incredibly rare!
‘The Queen’ of hurdles
Willie Mullins’ mare!!

Tony McCoy

Perfectly consistent
A guy with no fears
Champion jockey
for 18 years.

A will to win
Hard as nails!
AP McCoy
Never fails!!

Ruby Walsh

In a field of imitations
a Ruby sparkles alone
Irish and stylish
In a league of his own.

Self-driven and ambitious
Constantly demanding
Unlucky with injuries
but still standing.

Challenge him
if you have the audacity
for he is the epitome
of human tenacity!