Geoff Banks. The bookmaker who, in today’s parlance, speaks truth to power.
In part 2 of our new on camera conversation, he takes on the British Horseracing Authority and the men who lead the BHA. He says their plan for authorised betting partners is “draconian.”
Banks laments the fact that the BHA puts on more and more racing, regardless of the quality. Who benefits from more race meetings? Not us punters.
The outspoken bookie says alcohol should be banned in the betting ring (I agree with that) and that the Derby will never be moved back to a Wednesday (I wish it were). Why will that not happen?
Does Geoff think trainer Mark Johnston was right to suggest that there should be no coverage of betting on ITV Racing?
Once you have watched that, turn your attention for 11 minutes to part two, which is below.