Blue, Standardbred, ex-pacer
Steve was born and brought up in Northumberland, and educated at St John’s College, Cambridge.
His first job was teaching languages in the Bahamas. In his spare time he helped out at the local
riding school, taking tourists down to the beach on hacks.
On his return to the UK Steve worked in racing stables in North Yorkshire. For several years he
combined working with horses with teaching, also qualifying as a human and animal chiropractor.
For ten years Steve ran a thriving equine chiropractic business in North West London, working
with a wide range of different breeds in Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. He and
his wife, Sheila, spent their weekends at their house in Reydon, on the outskirts of Southwold,
Suffolk, where Steve now treats horses and dogs, mainly around Norfolk and north Suffolk.
Steve is also a writer, and his publications include: A Dick Francis Companion (McFarland 2008);
Greyhound Racing: Make It Pay (High Stakes Publishing 2009); Greyhound Racing Systems (2013);
and Picking Winners On Looks (2016). Apart from horses, greyhounds are Steve's passion; he
volunteers at the rehoming kennels for greyhounds that have recently finished their racing
career at Yarmouth Stadium.