John Letts deserves his ranking in the upper echelon of Australia’s jockeys. He won more than 2300 races including two Melbourne Cups, despite a couple of very serious injuries.
He garnered even more fame as post-race interviewer for Channels 7 and 10, during twenty one Melbourne Cup carnivals.
John’s mount each year was a lovable little quarter horse called Banjo, who knew his job backwards.
John Letts is a real raconteur, who can tell a racing yarn better than most. We just let him run. That’s the reason this podcast is in two parts.
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