I can recall my first visit to York racecourse. It was May 1980 and, as sports researcher for Yorkshire Television, I was about to be thrown in at the deep end.
The in front of camera reporter was delayed in traffic and I found myself, at the tender age of 21 and a half being asked to interview Steve Cauthen, live on ITV.
Now what I knew about Steve Cauthen you could write down on a postage stamp. What I didn't know was that Steve Cauthen then, would make Ryan Moore today, look like a man who couldn't . . .
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