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Ginger Joe

Ginger Joe

Hello everyone, my name is Joseph Knight and I’m a racing expert, but you’ll probably know me best as Ginger Joe. Now, the question people ask me most often is how I got into horse racing in the first place, so here goes.

Let’s start by saying that I was born and raised in Cheltenham, the absolute home of racing. If you live in Cheltenham, you cannot avoid horses and racing, as the town literally lives and breathes them all year round.

As a young lad, I spent a lot of time with my Grandad, who started taking me to the races with him when I was around six or seven years old. At 10 years of age, I also started playing golf (another of Grandad’s passions) but actually got really good at it.

Facts

  • Editor since: 2021
  • Total Posts: 431
  • Languages: English
  • Skills: Writing, Video, Horsebetting

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Specialities

Sports
Betting
Horseracing

Side Note

  • Favourite time of the year?: My favourite time of year is the Jumps season – no contest!
  • Biggest win yet?: My biggest win was on Day 1 of The Cheltenham Festival about fifteen years ago. The bet was a £1 Lucky 15 and all four of my selections won. The winners had odds of 7/1, 7/1, 6/1 and 14/1, meaning a payout of over £11k. But the best thing of all, was that I was there in person to watch it happen – what a day!
  • Favourite horse?: My favourite horse is undoubtedly the gorgeous Honeysuckle and I am also in love with her equally gorgeous jockey, Rachel Blackmore!

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Fast forward a few years and just as I was seriously considering a career in golf, I was approached by someone who wanted to sponsor me to play professionally. As you can imagine, it was a dream come true for me!

So, I ended up living the dream and playing the European tours for almost seven years. I didn’t do too badly either and I was amongst the top 500 golfers in the world at one stage. However, all good things must come to an end and there came a point where I had to acknowledge that I wasn’t getting any younger and also, I was missing the racing.

Returning to Cheltenham really was coming home for me in every sense of the word and there was no shadow of a doubt that my future lay within the world of horse racing. When I am asked what I do for a living these days, I love being able to answer by telling them that I am a racing expert.

Although it might sound glamorous, I have to work really hard to keep up with the racing seven days a week, but having a passion that has lasted for 25 years definitely helps the cause!

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What else are you up to?
Besides racing, I also like to follow golf, football and UFC and it’s not unknown for me to throw out the odd tip or two on my Discord chat for those sports too. I also have a decent following on my YouTube and social media channels, so there’s plenty of chances for all racing fans to touch base with me.
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