Just who is ‘Sterling Brookes’?
This entry was posted on Thursday, November 27th, 2008
A question we’ve been asked many times this past month here at Oggs has been ‘Who is Sterling Brookes?’. Well shall we reveal all about one of our favourite columnists? We asked Sterling for some words and here’s his reply. Enjoy.
STERLING BROOKES is a freelance racing journalist and punter, who has been fascinated by the ‘Sport of Kings’ since his father had a five bob win double on the first two favourites at Manchester racecourse many years ago.
He goes racing at least once a week and feels it is essential to see the horses close up and personal as well as being able to sample the atmosphere and feel the excitement of the racecourse.
When not at the races, he watches on ATR or RUK and feels we are blessed to have two dedicated racing channels.
Brookes bets very selectively , mainly in maiden races on the Flat and novice events over hurdles and fences and is especially keen on all-weather racing.
He ran a syndicate which owned a two-year-old winner and has owned several successful greyhounds.
Manchester-born, he now lives in London with his wife and four children and is a keen follower of Manchester City and Lancashire cricket club.
So there you have it from Sterling Brookes’ mouth and not the horse’s. Check back or even better, subscribe to the RSS feed of this blog to keep up to date with Brookes, JC and Simmo’s various enjoyable and topical views and news on gambling and gaming. Coming soon the 2008 Oggs Online Casino Awards nominees….