Interview: TERRY NORMAN Terry Norman has represented some of the best known jockeys in flat racing as both an agent and analyst. He is currently analyst for champion jockey Oisin Murphy and in the past has been agent for Kevin Darley, Jason Weaver and Kieren Fallon amongst others. He also has an extensive background in journalism including The Sporting Life, early days of At The Races and Timeform Radio. In this four part series we find out more about how he started in the industry through greyhound racing, life as a jockey’s agent, finding angles on the all-weather at Southwell and his thoughts on the current state of the sport. Meeting Terry Norman.
TERRY NORMAN (part 1 of 4)
In part 1 we find out how it all began for Terry who nearly made it as a footballer until he bumped into (literally) Sam Allardyce. He talks about memorable nights at Wembley greyhounds, working with Alastair Down and and the sequence of events that led to him becoming a jockey agent and the horse that was very much part of the early days – Mister Baileys.
TERRY NORMAN (part 2 of 4)
In part 2, Terry talks about the demise of The Sporting Life and how things changed for him afterwards. Starting out on a new career as a chef but then finding a way back into the game as a jockey’s agent which eventually included working with Gary Stevens, Kieren Fallon, Jason Weaver, Kevin Darley and Eddie Ahern over the years. What exactly is involved in being a jockey’s agent?
TERRY NORMAN (part 3 of 4)
Terry talks about working on The Racing Channel (Now Sky Sports Racing), relives a brilliant story from the days of working with Derek Thompson, his time working on Betfair/Timeform Radio, and discusses the future for racing media, including the Racing Post and ITV.
TERRY NORMAN (part 4 of 4)
Terry talks about the importance and value of sectional timing, how he uses it with his clients, USA racing, how he began working with Champion Jockey Oisin Murphy as his racing analyst, his fondness for Southwell Racecourse and his love for betting on reality TV ….. and Barcelona!