#BettingPeople: Birmingham-born and bred journalist and author Chris Pitt has turned his childhood fascination with racing, fuelled by visits to the long time gone Birmingham races, into a career. His passion for racing has taken him all around the world, to racecourses long since forgotten and a wedding at the races. Here’s the fascinating story of Chris Pitt.
CHRIS PITT Part 1 of 3
Chris talks about his childhood fascination with horseracing, a visit to Birmingham races when aged just 9 years old, betting on TV races with his parents, Uncle Stan who worked in major studs and meeting Sir Gordon Richards. He also talks about his debut book which became a huge success ‘A Long Time Gone’.
CHRIS PITT Part 2 of 3
Chris explains how the publication of ‘A Long Time Gone’ very nearly didn’t happen, he talks about ‘Chandler’s Leap’, ‘300 Years At Pitchcroft’ and his book on the Grand National ‘Down With The Beaten’. He talks about being a member of that exclusive club of people that have visited every racecourse in the UK and almost getting the full set in Ireland, he concludes with the Midlands Racing Club.
PUBLISHED ON TUESDAY
CHRIS PITT Part 3 of 3
Chris talks about getting married to Mary in the paddock of Suffolk Downs in Boston, he touches on how proud he is of commentator Steven Powell, and his new book on the Cheltenham Gold Cup, ‘Let No Memories Fade’
PUBLISHED ON WEDNESDAY