Seven years as talkSPORT racing correspondent/tipster who recently spent over a decade as Director Of PR/Communications for a couple of leading igaming operators.
Failed cricketer - I regularly bore people, myself included, with the story about how I caught Imran Khan when 12th Man for Lancashire v Sussex as a youth - former National League Basketball player - once scored 72 points in a game - and lifelong and long suffering Everton supporter.
Many of my old friends - and I mean old - would tell you I was a better footballer than cricketer - but cricket was my first love.
Horse racing has long been my passion - ironic really as I'll never pass the vet again as my sport injuries have come back to bite - with my specialism handicap chases over jumps and 1m+ handicaps on the level. I have met many of the great and good in the game and consider myself to have been very fortunate.
Please always bet within your means and never chase your losses.