About

David Morgan is a writer, editor, journalist, content creator and public affairs professional with more than 16 years’ experience in Britain, Hong Kong and the UAE. He was the lead writer and Racing Editor at Hong Kong Jockey Club from 2011 until 2020, and is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong’s Master of Journalism programme.

Published in

Racing Post, Thoroughbred Daily News, Irish Field, Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder, Racing Post Bloodstock Review, International Thoroughbred, Al Adiyat (UAE), Goffs magazine, hkjc.com, Badges (Hong Kong Jockey Club monthly magazine), Racingandsports.com, Sportinglife.com, ANZ Bloodstock News, RaceWeek magazine, The Journal (Newcastle), Newcastle Evening Chronicle etc

Hong Kong Jockey Club (2011-2020)

Racenews

 

(2005-2011)

Racenews is a respected and widely-used London media agency dedicated to horseracing. David worked as a valued member of the team to produce daily press releases for clients, as well as live reporting at major events including Royal Ascot, the Derby, Grand National, Cheltenham Festival, Champions Day, St Leger and Goodwood Festival. Noted international publications such as Racing Post and Thoroughbred Daily News, as well as UK industry magazine Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder, approached the agency on a regular basis to utilise his skills in news and feature writing.

RaceWeek

(2004-2005)

RaceWeek was the Gulf region’s foremost glossy magazine dedicated to horse racing and equestrianism back in 2004 when David boarded a plane for the first time and joined the small team in Dubai. He wrote news and features, conducted interviews with global stars of the sport, and wrote race reports for all race meetings at Nad Al Sheba, Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah racecourses.

Racing Post/BHA Graduate (2004)

 

David was accepted to the British Horseracing Authority’s renowned Graduate Development Programme and interned at Britain’s largest daily sports publication, Racing Post. He was assigned to the news desk for the majority of his summer at the Post and fulfilled a boyhood ambition with a front page byline.

Global outlook

David has reported from all of Britain’s major horse racing events many times, as well as the Dubai World Cup Carnival, Breeders’ Cup, and championship days in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Turkey.

Education

Master of Journalism with distinction (University of Hong Kong); BA Honours, History (Newcastle University); Henry Croucher Memorial Prize for meritorious work in the field of American history (Newcastle University).

Postgraduate

David is a firm believer in the importance of ongoing personal development. In December 2020 he graduated as a Master of Journalism with distinction from the University of Hong Kong. During his part-time studies, he learned under former Washington Post man Keith Richburg and CNN’s Matt Walsh. He developed video shooting and editing skills, broadcast writing and presentation, podcast production, media law, and advanced his understanding and use of digital tools.

Undergraduate

History has been one of David’s passions since childhood, so it was natural that he would follow that route at undergraduate level. He was accepted to read history at Newcastle University and relished his studies, particularly his focus on African American civil rights and slavery for which he was awarded the 2003 Henry Croucher Memorial Prize (shared).

Extras

David was born and raised in County Durham and loves England’s northeast region with its deep heritage, beautiful landscapes and down-to-earth people. He is a committed sports fan thanks to childhood Saturdays at his grandparents’ home watching Grandstand, World of Sport and Channel 4 Racing: lunch was eaten to the thrill of Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks wrestling each other to the canvas, then came rugby league, union, cricket, athletics, racing, bowls, darts or whatever was on offer, while teatime buzzed to the sound of the football scores coming through on the BBC’s Vidiprinter.

David is a lifelong fan of Sunderland AFC and has enjoyed playing football since he developed an obsession with the beautiful game at age seven. Nowadays, with his middle-aged joints screaming ‘time’, he likes to coach and was involved with the junior section at Hong Kong Football Club up until his return to County Durham in August 2020.