Crottly Extra

Below is a questionnaire based on the one each Sunday in the Racing Post plus recommended places to stay if going racing at Ayr, Newton Abbot, Kelso, Hexham and Wolverhampton or going to Berwick.

When a child what did you want to be?
A long distance lorry driver, travelling around, eating Yorkies and working when I liked. Funny now as I can't even drive!.
Who would play you in a film of your life?
Unfortunately it would have to be Frank Skinner rather than Brad Pitt!
What is your favourite journey?
Train trip to Scotland from Berwick onwards
What's your favourite/least favourite racecourse?
Hexham is my favourite and least favourite is Chepstow, poor viewing, no screen and poorer racing each year.
What are your favourite sports apart from racing?
Football, Rugby League, basketball, baseball and American Football

Favourite records

Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky 
Undertones - Jump Boys
Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
REM - Everybody Hurts
The Kane Gang - Closest Thing To Heaven

What is your favourite film?
Annie Hall starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton.
What was the best day of your racing life?
Stream Of Gold winning the Lincoln at an ante post 33/1 and backing him in a double on the day, paid for new windows in my house.

Horse to follow
Who's your favourite horse ever?
Dancing Brave

What teams do you support?
Cardiff City, Denver Broncos in the NFL and East Stirlingshire
Who'd be your four ideal dinner party guests?
Kylie Minogue, my sporting hero Lester Piggott, Kelly Brook and Alex Hammond

RECOMMENDED PLACES TO STAY - details available on www.smoothhound.co.uk of places to stay all over the UK.


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