Friday, October 30, 2020

Victoria Haigh: What’s on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks former jockey turned racehorse trainer Victoria Haigh: What’s on your mantelpiece?

 

The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force?

Passion and love.

 

“Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours?

Anger, envy and greed eat away at you so I’d say: “Be thankful for what you have”.

 

Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or what is unacceptable in 2015?

Paedophiles in government and state run organisations.

 

Tony Blair misses being Prime Minister. What do you miss most in your life?

My eldest daughter: I have been prevented from contacting her for five years.

 

What might you swap all your wealth for?

When I get wealth, it would be swapped for health. If I had health, I would swap it for living amongst nature.

 

Donald Trump was once a case of: “If you owe the bank a thousand, they close you down; but if you owe the bank a billion, you own the bank”. What’s your view on the banking crisis?

It is a sad state of affairs that the banks seem to be running governments who are then raping and pillaging the people they govern.

 

What phrase or word do you most loathe?

“How are you feeling?” and “are you happy?” Please don’t.

 

In the UK, some people consider charity to “begin at home”. What’s your view and what causes do you personally support?

I am supporting a group of mothers who have lost their children through the UK family courts in cases identical to one that I had when I lived in England. It is very depressing and I will eventually put a charity together to support the children and the emotional problems caused by their being taken away from their maternal bond when they reach adulthood. It worries me that the state doesn’t follow the law of nature when putting its many systems in place.

 

The judge in Law Abiding Citizen states: “I can pretty much do whatever I want” before being blown up whilst answering her mobile phone. What’s your view on the appropriate use of such devices?

I hate them: I hate being too accessible and I hate people knocking on my door.

 

Victoria Haigh
Victoria Haigh

 

If you could fill a carriage on The Orient Express, who would be your fellow passengers?

All my old racing mates and a few beautiful women (or men) to keep them occupied.

 

If you were unfortunate enough to end up on death row, what would be your last meal and where would you eat it?

This could still be a possibility! I suppose oysters, foie gras and a glass of champagne would see me off nicely.

 

What time is it acceptable to consume the first drink of the day?

For me, 7.30pm.

 

A Negroni, a martini or a cup of tea?

A cup of Yorkshire Tea.

 

Whose parties do you enjoy the most and why?

I recently went to Dan Pena’s party at his Scottish castle. It was amazing.

 

Who is the most positive person you know?

I am.

 

What’s your most guilty pleasure?

French chocolate.

 

If a tattoo were to sum you up, what would it be of?

I hate tattoos. I would never have one. They’re ugly, defacing things.

 

If you were a car, what marque would you be?

A Mercedes-Benz.

 

Cilla Black presented Surprise, Surprise. Tell us the most surprising thing about you.

That I received the longest ever prison sentence given to someone for breaching a court order.

 

What’s currently sitting on your mantelpiece?

Photos of my daughters, one I am not allowed to name and the other one is called Sapphire.

 

Victoria Haigh was brought up in Doncaster and became the first female jockey to win at The Military Meeting at Sandown. She was a successful trainer in the UK and then fled to France to enjoy a private life with her now 4-year old daughter. She is based in Maisons-Laffitte and has sourced and trained numerous winners. Follow her on Twitter at @HaighVictoria.

 

 

Subscribe to our free once daily email newsletter here:[wysija_form id=”1″]

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Great trainer and rider, but most of all a great mother caught in a corrupt system when speaking the truth does not sit well with those that have power and control(for now). Always remember it’s nice to be important but more important to be nice. Rhian &Molly

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Bog Off Bungling Boris

Matthew Steeples suggests now is time for bungling Boris Johnson to quit; he is not in control and he has no coordinated plan for Brexit or coronavirus.

A Coked-Up Cheshire Cat

Notorious prosecco “gag reflexer” and Sinitta “napkin slapper” Dawn Ward resurfaces; the Cheshire cat has been charged with racial abuse and coke...

Randy & Mucky – Time to Face The Music

Things are about to get a hell of a lot worse for ‘Randy Andy’ the Duke of York and the mucky madam Ghislaine Maxwell – just as her feudal family crawl out of the woodwork and a silver-haired, Savile Row suited socialist PR man tries to get her out of the clink.

Schofe Banned

As Phillip Schofield’s book is banned from sale in Wales, we ask: “Did the temperamental telly host ‘Schofe’ have another meltdown as...

Starve a Kid to Save a Quid

‘Starve a Kid to Save a Quid’ goes viral in the wake of the government’s disastrous attempt to starve poor school kids whilst Tory MPs deservedly get banned from shops and restaurants.

Mucky Madam Maxwell Unsealed

Matthew Steeples selects some of the most telling and cringeworthy remarks from the newly unsealed 2016 Ghislaine Maxwell deposition.

Feeding Brueckner

As Scotland Yard suggest Christian Brueckner will likely never be charged over the ‘disappearance’ of Madeleine McCann, Matthew Steeples argues that the British government finally put a stop to funding this pointless search and instead feed hungry children.

Outing Randy Andy

Will ‘Randy Andy’ the Duke of York erupt in anger with the outing of the depositions of Ghislaine Maxwell this morning? Could this be the non-sweater’s last stand?

Wally of the Week – Phillip Schofield

Tempestuous television presenter Phillip Schofield bizarrely claims to have been murdered in a past life because of a debt.

Filthy Natalie

Wife of ‘Naughty Tory’ turned replacement MP Natalie Elphicke turns to talking about filthy water (but avoids the topic of her jailbird hubby’s bottom groping).

Get Menendez Out of The Hole

As Erik Menendez is undeservedly thrown in ‘the hole’ in the most ludicrous fashion in California, Matthew Steeples suggests it is time both him and his equally abused brother Lyle were finally released.

Going Bonkers For A Bin

Auctioneers Christie’s sought to sell five waste bins for £230; they ultimately went for the astounding sum of just under £34,000.

Junk the Junk Mail

Instead of banning people from enjoying themselves, the government should should do something useful and ban a genuine disease spreader: Junk mail.

Picture of the Week – A Red Squirrel Riot

Images of a red squirrel fighting a pheasant for hazelnuts and bird seed are proof that both creatures can be quite feisty.

A Pyrotechnic Pad

Mansion in controversial compound in The Boltons, SW10 for sale for £50 million; the setting has seen court cases and pyrotechnic parties involving a self-declared “Relentless” multi-millionaire.

Muddled McCann

As Christian Brueckner’s lawyer justifiably suggests he cannot have been present when Madeleine McCann was allegedly kidnapped, Matthew Steeples argues that other developments will also likely lead nowhere.

Weather Now

London
broken clouds
14.8 ° C
16 °
13.9 °
77 %
7.2kmh
75 %
Fri
17 °
Sat
16 °
Sun
16 °
Mon
13 °
Tue
12 °