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Michael Church

The Official Epsom Derby Historian and author of 14 books, Michael has a worldwide reputation as the authority on the history of British horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding.

Apart from his lineage chart compilations of all the British Classic winners, he has also written the highly acclaimed, The Classic Pedigree, Dams of Classic Winners, Champion Sires, Eclipse, The Oaks Stakes and three definitive histories of  The Derby Stakes.

Michael’s books have now established themselves as essential reading for those seriously involved in the racing and breeding industries, as well as becoming collectors’ items with an appeal far beyond the sport.

To keep track of Michael’s activities past and present, read Michael’s Racing Blog or his Monthly Short Story.