Brough Scott

Brough Scott is one of the best known figures in racing and sport although he once received a viewer's letter stating "you used to be the world's worst jockey, now you are the world's worst commentator, please shut up."

A graduate of both Oxford University and of 100 winners as an amateur and professional jockey he then for 30 years presented all the major races here and overseas as anchorman for first ITV and then Channel 4 Racing, heading up the team which won the team's first BAFTA award for its coverage of the 1998 Epsom Derby. He has fronted many other programmes and documentaries including Thames Sport, C4's Books By My Bedside and BBC2's Cobbett's Rides. In 2017 he returned to ITV Racing after a gap of 45 years prompting one viewer to comment "crikey, so they are bringing back the living dead."

As a journalist for the Sunday Times, Independent on Sunday and Sunday Telegraph he has three times been Sports Feature Writer of The Year. He has covered Wimbledon, the Open, the Olympics, the Football World Cup, a Rugby Lions Tour and events as exciting as the British Surfing Championships in Jersey when the sea was flat. He also still contributes to the Racing Post which he founded with Sheikh Mohammed in 1986.

Brough Scott has written nine books, starting with the globetrotting 'World of Horse Racing in 1982', including 'Galloper Jack', the critically acclaimed biography of his grandfather and the award-winning, ‘Henry Cecil: Trainer of Genius’.

Brough has long been involved with considerable charity work as well as consulting, at home and overseas, including the start up of events such as the Arlington Million in Chicago, the first running of the Dubai World Cup as well as the inaugural Aspire4Sport in Qatar in 2010.

About Brough Scott