Interview: STEVE JONES Steve Jones. 12 years ‘Templegate’ of The Sun, Steve talks about his globe-trotting jockey grandfather, working at the Soaraway Sun, being Templegate, moving on to pastures new and his opinions on racing topics. Meeting Steve Jones.
STEVE JONES (part 1 of 3)
In part 1, racing journalist Steve Jones has spent over 25 years working as a journalist he talks about his jockey ancestors, Grandfather Davy won the first Cheltenham Gold Cup won after the war. How he went from working in a factory to local radio and newspapers then The Sporting Life and Raceform Update and Racing & Football Outlook. Learning from some shrewd judges and becoming a winning punter.
STEVE JONES (part 2 of 3)
Steve Jones continues his interview jumping to the racing desk on The Sun, he explains how he got his break joining as a subeditor. Moving on to become Templegate and get his head in the formbook. Not putting much importance on National Hunt speed figures when trying to pick a winner in every race every day, getting hate mail and how you are only as good as your last winner.
STEVE JONES (part 3 of 3)
In the final part of his interview Steve talks about professional punting and why, despite spending his life in the form book feeling it’s not something he could do and why. Getting ‘fantasy prices’, his angle punting, racing coverage, the Racing Blogger, social media, how football is king which is a challenge to racing coverage in newspapers.