Saturday, June 09, 2007

R.I.P Doug Marks

Sad news from the world of racing: the former jockey and trainer Doug Marks has died aged 85. Marks was one of the greatest characters in a sport full of great characters. He was a journalist's dream, providing reams of good copy, and plenty of memorable quotes, including the classic: "I have been everything in racing except a horse".


Anonymous said...

Thankyou Niel for those kind words, my father managed to finish his auto biography, which may be published in soon, and will entertain racing fans. One of my dad's favourite old pals was Geoff Bernard,a great journalist, I think they worked together on anecdotes for a while. If you become the new Colonel Bonkers, I might bump into you down at the Malt Shovel one day. Yours sincerely, Geoff Marks.

Neil Clark said...

Many thanks for writing in Geoff. Your father was a legend. I can't wait to read his autobiography.
All the very best,