The Sporting Birthday - John Francome
Horse Racing : 7 time Champion jockey is 65 today
John Francome is one of the greatest National Hunt jockeys of all time, sitting behind only A.P McCoy and Peter Scudamore in terms of number of championships won.
When his career on horseback ended he became one of the most recognisable faces on television as a pundit for Channel 4 racing. He is an author and has published some 25 fictional novels based around horse racing.
Happy birthday John!