After 11 successful years in the role, Bruce Millington has announced he is going to stand down as the editor of the Racing Post.
Earlier this month, Millington moderated a hugely enjoyable panel at the Betting on Sports Conference, which discussed how horse racing can appeal to a wider audience and whether the sport is becoming too elitist.
Also speaking on the panel, which received much positive feedback, was William Woodhams, the Chief Executive Officer at Fitzdares, who reacted to Millington’s departure on Twitter: “Very sad that Bruce Millington is leaving the Racing Post. Probably needs a breather after 11 years a the top of his profession.”
Last Friday, Millington emphasised: “It has been the most wonderful, exciting and fulfilling time, but I am keen to take a bit of a breather.
“I am delighted that I will continue to contribute to the Racing Post on a part-time basis, working on special projects as well as writing and broadcasting.
“The Racing Post is a wonderful place to work and I’m delighted to still be involved in what will hopefully be an exciting future for the business and its fantastic staff.”
Racing Post chief executive Alan Byrne also commented on Millington’s surprising departure: “Bruce’s contribution to the Racing Post has been immense,” said Byrne. “He has been an outstanding editor and has built a superb team. He has shown unwavering commitment to providing our customers with the best possible service in print and on our digital platforms. We all owe him a huge debt of gratitude – no one could have done a better job.
“I understand Bruce’s reasons for wanting to step back from what is a hugely demanding job. I am delighted that Racing Post customers and staff will still have the considerable benefit of his knowledge and flair when Bruce takes on a role as editorial consultant later in the year.”