Interview: CORNELIUS LYSAGHT For a generation, Cornelius was the ‘voice of racing’ broadcasting on the BBC as well as regular written word and TV appearances. Eton educated and with a peerage listing, Cornelius has links to the first ever steeplechase and possibly the Captain whose fall into a brook left his name immortalised in Grand National history. In this four-part interview he talks about his school days, falling in love with racing, first break as a broadcaster and a whole lot more. Meeting Cornelius Lysaght.
CORNELIUS LYSAGHT (part 1 of 4)
Cornelius Lysaght, educated at Eton, listed in the peerage, for many years racing’s voice at the BBC talks about his life, racing and more. In part one, what it was like being educated at Eton, being a fan of ‘Who Do You Think You Are’, his connection to the first steeplechase ever run and more….
CORNELIUS LYSAGHT (part 2 of 4)
In part two Cornelius talks about betting, the Grand National, getting his break in broadcasting and his love of telling stories.
CORNELIUS LYSAGHT (part 3 of 4)
In part three, Cornelius talks about memorable horse races he’s witnessed, the big potential audience for racing that just needs to be tapped, how betting is seen as a negative for racing and why golf is boring.
CORNELIUS LYSAGHT (part 4 of 4)
In the fourth and final part Cornelius talks about ownership, his love of Scottish racecourses, especially Perth and Ayr, his book ‘World Racecourses’ embracing the modern world of social media and talks about racing falling back in favour.