Interview: WARREN WOODCOCK: The son of a professional Australian tennis player, Warren Woodcock was born in the USA. When the family returned to Australia his dad turned to on-course bookmaking, Warren soon followed. He now works on 60 racecourses throughout Victoria and New South Wales travelling 100,000 kilometres a year in the process and is known by his bookmaking peers as the hardest working on-course bookie in the country. Meeting Warren Woodcock with Simon Nott.
WARREN WOODCOCK (part 1 of 4)
In Part 1, Warren talks about laying Tom Waterhouse a bet to lose $5,000,000 at ‘The Call Of The Card’. He talks about his childhood in the USA, having a professional tennis player as a dad, and a baptism of fire first time clerking at the races.
WARREN WOODCOCK (part 2 of 4)
Warren talks about working on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center until March 2000 and being on the phone to one of his former colleagues who was on that floor when the first plane hit on 9/11. He recalls running a tennis club in Florida before returning to Australia and working his way up as an on-course bookmaker.
WARREN WOODCOCK (part 3 of 4)
Warren looks forward to working with Robbie Waterhouse at his pitch at Royal Ascot in 2022, talks about being a showman on the joint, and tells us how he manages to work at 60 racecourses in a year racking up 100,000 km on the road in the process.
WARREN WOODCOCK (part 4 of 4)
Warren talks about laying professional punters in bad pitches, how he and his fellow colleagues laughed when they were shown the ‘Green up’ function of UK on course bookmaking software, always wishing his punters good luck and more.