The Paul Presents guest on this weeks podcast is a Horse Racing Legend, Author and Racing Pundit, John Francome. Born in Swindon, Wiltshire, the son of a railway fireman, his family had no connection with the horse racing world. Still regarded by many as National Hunt racing’s greatest horseman, having ridden 1,138 winners and won the National Hunt Jockeys’ / Flat / HurdlesChampionship seven times. After retiring, Francome was awarded the MBE in 1986 for services to racing. He was a trainer for eighteen months before becoming a TV presenter for Channel 4’s horse racing broadcasts. John Francome quickly became established as a leading, reputable and respected horse racing commentator. His electrifying racing thrillers have also won him legions of fans and his interest in The Injured Jockeys Fund, which was founded in 1964 following the devastating accidents to Tim Brookshaw, and then Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National. We hear about his life, love of racing, music, building and more … 

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