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

Mick is the Race Day and Official Photographer for Nottingham, Thirsk & Market Rasen Racecourses. He is a self employed freelance with official accreditation at York Racecourse, a member of The HWPA (Horse Race Writers & Photographers Association), The Sports Journalists Association, The Bureau of Freelance Photographers and The Racehorse Owners Association. He can also be seen on occasions at both Cheltenham and Aintree and covers various Point 2 Point Meetings throughout the UK. In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 he was commissioned by both York Racecourse & The Macmillan Organisation to produce a Photographic Album as a Memento to be presented by Lady Halifax to the Macmillan Charity Race Riders. The book charters the riders whole journey through work riding and preparation to race day. He was described in the York Racecard as "the leading racing photographer".Mick's work is often featured in various Horse Racing journals and publications. Please see below for further racing testimonials.

Images from Race Meetings are available to view on this site from 2013 onwards but our extensive stock library dates from 2010. To browse thousands of images from the numerous Meetings attended, click on "Photo Gallery" and choose your subject or venue, or complete the PICTURE SEARCH facility at the bottom of the main menu.The site is being updated all the time. THERE ARE 10,000 IMAGES AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE SITE & OVER 960,000 IMAGES IN STOCK - PLEASE EMAIL OR RING IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR HORSE.

All rights reserved. Copyright @ Mick Atkins Photography


MR. NICK RUST, (Chief Executive of The British Horseracing Authority & Racehorse Owner) says, "Lovely, personal service with kind thought. Your super photograph has been a delight at home. Thanks for all the pleasure you have given me...

"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".