John Brough Scott, MBE – born 12 December 1942 – is a British horse racing journalist, radio and television presenter, and former jockey.
He is also the grandson and biographer of the noted Great War soldier “Galloper Jack” Seely.
His riding career saw him ride over 100 winners including the Imperial Cup and The Mandarin Handicap Chase.
He joined ITV in 1971, and was regularly seen and heard on The ITV Seven and later Channel 4 Racing. He also briefly presented football coverage for Channel 5.
Scott was racing correspondent for The Sunday Times (where he succeeded Roger Mortimer) and wrote for the Racing Post, The Independent on Sunday and The Sunday Telegraph. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2009.
He currently serves as a pundit on ITV’s Horse Racing coverage.
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