Race Caller

THE MORE VIOLENT THE STORM THE QUICKER IT PASSES

THE MORE VIOLENT THE STORM THE QUICKER IT PASSES

There were 78,500 people at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day 1976. Those still living, hold indelible memories of their visit to the historic course on the day mother nature threw a tantrum.

MAKE 'EM LAUGH - A TRIBUTE TO BERT BRYANT

MAKE 'EM LAUGH - A TRIBUTE TO BERT BRYANT

Most race callers are so intent on getting the job done accurately, they wouldn’t give a thought to throwing in a funny line. That kind of commentary wouldn’t have suited the late Bert Bryant, who died in 1991 following several years of indifferent health. Bert believed that punters having a bad day, needed some cheering up, and he set about developing an array of  “one liners” designed to take the pain out of losing your money.