John ‘Jonjo’ Leng
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About John

John has been following racing since he was about 5 years old (a very long time ago).

John’s father worked for an illegal bookmaker in the 60’s & followed him into racing. He worked as a private handicapper whilst juggling his punting, drinking, carousing & generally underachieving in life.

Regaled the Betfair forum in 2008 with his ‘pin stickers guide to racing presenters’ & enjoys penning articles on racing personalities & issues. Has fairly forthright views on how the sport should be run & who shouldn’t be running it!

Posts by Jonjo

  • Jonjo’s 2022 Almanac

    January Popeye announces that Shiskin is coming along nicely and will head to Hove greyhound stadium for a racecourse gallop before the end of the month. Peter Shilton chains himself to the railings outside 10 Downing Street and says he won’t move until everyone is restricted to gambling turnover of £50 per month, or untilContinue reading “Jonjo’s 2022 Almanac”

  • Whip It Quick

    The whip has been an emotive issue in racing since the mid eighties, mainly since some horrific scenes at the Cheltenham Festival when a horse called Mountrivers won the 1980 Stayers Hurdle, for Eddie O’Grady & ridden by Tommy Ryan got one of the biggest batterings ever witnessed on an easy winner, but don’t takeContinue reading “Whip It Quick”

  • I’m A Celebrity Betting Preview

    It’s that time of year again when Anton Deck, popular Geordie philanthropist & ventriloquist act presents the decreasingly popular I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here on the ITV network. Anton has confessed to tv insiders he’s getting a bit sick of the show now, especially due to the fact it no longer involvesContinue reading “I’m A Celebrity Betting Preview”