First came across him when Dickie Davies would have him on the snooker in the mid 80s to explain the betting odds. He would tic tack his way through the field of players. What an eccentric performance.
Seemed to me that he didn’t fit into today’s PC World, but was very knowledgeable about his subject. A more extreme, horse-racing version of Jeremy Clarkson or Danny Baker. The type of person broadcasters will tolerate as they are popular, but are always hoping they will screw up so they can justify getting rid of them.
Sad indeed. I met him a few times, last time on my mates Stag Do at Newbury Races...he was great fun, when I said it was my friends stag day he said.."who'd want to marry him!" We had loads of banter with him that day, great fun...RIP
Post by thethirddoctor on Jul 9, 2019 19:30:43 GMT
I have known John since I was 14. He was a very kind man. Totally devoted to his wife and always happy to answer questions when he was not doing his prep work before racing. If he was on your side, he was on your side. He was a loner and very private man. Many people in racing will miss him.