John McCririck

John McCririck

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John McCririck is an English television horse racing pundit. He is notable not only for his racing opinions, but his old-fashioned style of dress and mannerisms. With his trademark deerstalker hat, tweed jacket and large sideburns, which he calls his wackers, he affects the part of either Sherlock Holmes or a well-dressed gamekeeper, and he happily acts the role of a country gentleman. He also uses the traditional tic-tac signals when commenting on odds before a horse race. His public comments have often been surrounded in controversy, and have occasionally been interpreted to be derogatory and offensive, particularly towards women. McCririck was educated at Victoria College, Jersey and Harrow School. He was originally a racing journalist with The Sporting Life and also wrote for Grandstand; he began his career as a television pundit on ITV's horse racing coverage in 1981 although he did appear in a debate about fox hunting on the ITV children's programme Saturday Banana in 1978show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134914681
  • 9786134914680