Brough Scott

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Brough Scott
John Brough Scott

(1942-12-12) 12 December 1942 (age 76)
Susan E. MacInnes (m. 1973)
RelativesJ. E. B. Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone (grandfather)

John Brough Scott, MBE (born 12 December 1942) is a British horse racing journalist, radio and television presenter, and former jockey. He is also the grandson[1] and biographer[2] of the noted Great War soldier "Galloper Jack" Seely.

Scott was educated at Radley College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he read History.[3] His riding career saw him ride over 100 winners including the Imperial Cup and The Mandarin Handicap Chase.[4] He joined ITV in 1971, and was regularly seen and heard on The ITV Seven and later Channel 4 Racing for thirty years.[5] He also briefly presented football coverage for Channel 5. He was racing correspondent for The Sunday Times (where he succeeded Roger Mortimer) and wrote for the Racing Post (which he co-founded with Sheikh Mohammed)[5], The Independent on Sunday and The Sunday Telegraph. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list in 2009.[4]

In 2013, Scott published Henry Cecil: Trainer of Genius, a book about Henry Cecil. It won the 2014 British Sports Book Awards in the "Best Horse Racing Book" category.[6]

In 2017, forty-six years after he first broadcast on ITV, Scott returned to the channel when it resumed broadcasting horseracing after a long break.[5]


  1. ^ Burke’s Details
  2. ^ “Galloper Jack” Scott, J.B: London, Macmillan 2004 ISBN 0-333-98938-4
  3. ^ ‘SCOTT, (John) Brough’, Who's Who 2008, A & C Black, 2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 26 March 2008
  4. ^ a b Brough Scott, MBE Archived 19 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Debrett's, People of Today: Ed Ellis, P (1992, London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2
  5. ^ a b c
  6. ^ "British Sports Book Awards 2014". British Sports Book Awards. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014.