Last Updated on:
Wednesday, 01st Jul 2020
Jamie Clark was Sports Editor of Coral bookmakers between 2014 and 2017 during their merger with Labrokes and a key period for the British betting industry. Working as a bookie’s runner on the point to point circuit in the Midlands and at Market Rasen Racecourse where his late godfather had a trackside pitch growing up, he has had ties to horse racing all of his life. A regular visitor to Cheltenham during the National Hunt season and York over the summer, he has been involved in Horsebetting.com since its inception. Jamie now brings you his take on major news stories from the racing world and those all-important betting tips.
A sports fanatic, he holds a Masters degree in Web Journalism from the University of Sheffield and has reported on many Cheltenham Festivals, Grand Nationals and Flat meetings during his career to date. He has also covered World Cups in football, rugby and cricket, Grand Slam tennis tournaments, and global championships in many other sports. Away from the horses, Jamie is a long-suffering Crystal Palace supporter, enjoys snooker and athletics, and working out at his local gym. He had a fondness for stayers and mares, as well as Irish horse racing. At one time or another, he has worked with most of the major bookmakers in the UK to enhance their coverage of horse racing and many other popular sports.
Dave Metcalf has over 35 years of experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a life-long horse racing and football fan, and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR frontman for major betting firm Betfred.
Dave has written for At The Races, provided betting previews for the 2010 World Cup via a website he owned. It was the first time they had covered any football event. He also appeared weekly on Sing When You’re Winning – football and general sports betting show on MUTV to provide odds and tips alongside former Manchester United striker Lou Macari.
A well-respected member of the horse racing community, he produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael. Dave also had a column in the Racing Plus newspaper called Behind Enemy Lines which focussed on finding value in major horse races.
When his head isn’t buried in the form book finding horse racing betting tips for you, Dave can usually be found on a racetrack. He has visited 44 different racecourses in the UK so far.