Interview: MARCUS TOWNEND AKA Captain Heath of the Daily Mail and Racing Reporter of the Year 2019. Marcus talks about his career working through the ranks via the Morning Advertiser and The Sporting Life before landing his prestigious role at the Daily Mail. Marcus tackles some of the hot topics in racing and explains why his jockey career only lasted one ride. In three parts.
MARCUS TOWNEND (part 1 of 3)
Marcus Townend, Racing Reporter of the Year 2019 and ‘Captain Heath’ of the Daily Mail talks about his career and how he got started in the world of horse racing journalism working for the Morning Advertiser.
MARCUS TOWNEND (part 2 of 3)
Marcus continues his interview relating how he chose to work for the Daily Mail over The Sporting Life and the life of a reporter in the days when he started. He also discusses his own personal betting and how it’s best to specialise, or even delegate!
MARCUS TOWNEND (part 3 of 3)
Marcus talks about highlights of his career so far, how bookmakers are made out to be the ‘bad guys’ and how betting is frowned upon in the media with emotive stories around gambling selling newspapers.