Paul Haigh is a British journalist with more than 30 years’ experience. Before joining the Racing Post at its launch in 1986 he had won Best Writer at the British Magazine Publishers’ Awards for his work on Pacemaker magazine. He became the Post’s first features editor, then chief columnist for more than a decade, and international columnist until 2009. He is a former Racing Journalist of the Year in the UK and author of two books, The Racehorse Trainer and The World’s Greatest Racecourses. He contributes to a number of publications including the Guardian and International Thoroughbred magazine.