HORSE RACING & SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER featuring Racehorse & Equestrian Photography, On-Line Picture & Image Library and Racing Memorabilia

Mick is the Official Photographer for Market Rasen Racecourse. He is a self employed freelance with official accreditation at York Racecourse, a member of The Bureau of Freelance Photographers, The Royal Photographic Society and The Racehorse Owners Association. He can also be seen on occasions at both Cheltenham and Aintree and covers various Point 2 Point Meetings. In 2014 he was commissioned by York Racecourse to produce a Photographic Album as a Momento to be presented by Lady Halifax to the Macmillan Charity Riders. The book charted the riders whole journey through work riding and preparation to race day. He was described in the York Racecard as "the leading racing photographer". Please see below for further racing testimonials.

To browse thousands of images from numerous Race Meetings, click on "Photo Gallery" and choose your subject or venue, or complete the PICTURE SEARCH (please read NOTE BELOW) facility at the bottom of the main menu to view a particular Racehorse. The site is being updated all the time.

PICTURE SEARCH FACILITY :- This facility can be used for searching the names of HORSES, TRAINERS, JOCKEYS, OWNERS and some BREEDERS. Winning horses also feature their respective SIRES and DAMS. However because of the volume of images contained in the library, common words such as "of" and "the" are not search friendly. For example a search for "ROCK OF GIBRALTAR" may not show the desired result because of the common word "of" contained in the name but by searching just "GIBRALTAR", the required result should be achieved. "BALLYMACOLL STUD" may not show its links to various horses because of all the various "stud" names imputed into the system but by choosing just the word "BALLYMACOLL" a posiitve result should appear. Try using the most unusual or striking name contained in the title or overall name. Most horses with a single name should not be effected. Please do not confuse the "Picture Search" (located at the bottom of the Main Menu to the left) with the "Show Gallery" button below. The "Show Gallery" button should only be used for Private & Bespoke Gallerys whereby a Code will give access. If you require help sourcing an image please do not hesitate to contact our office.

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"We are delighted by the photographs and services provided by Mick Atkins. His ability to capture the moment along with his attention to detail is terrific" - Jan Doyle, Spokeswoman for WATERSHIP DOWN STUD.

Top Newmarket based Flat Jockey NEIL CALLAN says :- "Great photos. Seems to catch the emotion and thrill of winning through photography in every way.........Good Luck".

RUTH CARR, successful North Yorkshire based Trainer states :- "Mick has visited our yard on numerous occasions to photograph our racehorses whilst working and playing! His patience and understanding of horses along with his passion for racing has resulted in some amazing photos. The horses grace, power and personality are all captured perfectly".

KATIE BROWNE at KILLARNEY RACECOURSE quotes :- "Mick Atkins images are excellent. They really capture the essence of Killarney Races - the racing, the people, the atmosphere, the fashion and the style. It is not easy to capture all this through the lens, however he does it so effortlessly. I would highly recommend him and he is welcome back to Killarney any time".