Interview: DAVE YATES Dave Yates is ‘Newsboy’ of the Daily Mirror and one of a breed that’s becoming extinct, a national daily racing correspondent. He’s one that doesn’t mince his words, dismissing some in the game as ‘sperm lottery winners’ but doesn’t shy away from the backlash it might bring. From cravats to Fred Archer’s gun and from opera to top hats and pet hates, meeting Dave Yates.
DAVE YATES (part 1 of 4)
Dave Yates AKA ‘Newsboy’ of the Daily Mirror talks about not being on social media or writing to ‘curry favour’, he talks about ‘Sperm Lottery Winners’ and clears up a misconception. He talks about his path to his current post which included studying law, working at Timeform and falling out with The Press Association.
DAVE YATES (part 2 of 4)
Dave, the man who does not mince his words, Yates, continues his #BettingPeople interview talking about his work as Newsboy, the politics of a sports desk, racing correspondents in the endangered species category, the nonsense published on-line, an analogy that sees Boris Johnson dead, possibly in a ditch, not exactly glad tidings to Nigel Farage, twitter and being called a tosser to his face.
DAVE YATES (part 3 of 4)
Dave Yates talks about horseracing, the whip and racing pandering to a 1 in a 1,000,000 complaints. The sport being all about finding champions and that racing is an ethically defensible sport and disagreeing with the Racing Post. He talks about sectional timing, racing history and speed figures. The difference between a shrewd trainer and a crook, the National Hunt season focusing too much on the Cheltenham Festival and more.
DAVE YATES (part 4 of 4)
In the final part of his interview Dave Yates talks about top hats and cravats, his love of racing history and his ‘labour of love’ study of Fred Archer.