Interview: ALAN DELMONTE Alan Delmonte went to a comprehensive school in Stoke Newington, loved horse racing and football from an early age. He was determined to work within racing professionally and now holds the position of Chief Executive of the Levy Board. In this series of three interviews his discusses his role, that of the Levy and the issues that surround them.
ALAN DELMONTE (part 1 of 3)
Alan Delmonte, chief executive of the Levy Board, talks about surviving the proposed chop, history being punctuated with people trying to get rid of the body. The business of collecting money from bookmakers and spending it on racing, why it took so long to get cash from off-shore bookies, where money is prioritised and the issue of too much or little racing.
ALAN DELMONTE (part 2 of 3)
In part two Alan Delmonte, Chief Executive of the Levy Board talks about his past, schooling in a Stoke Newington comprehensive, his love of horse racing and football from an early age, the pressure on the gambling industry from some quarters, bookmakers diverting punters to casinos and the FOBT fallout.
ALAN DELMONTE (part 3 of 3)
In this third and final part, Alan Delmonte talks about racecourses, the way prize money funds are shared out, integrity issues regarding low class racing and giving independent bookmakers a life-line.