Racing pundit visits Great Yarmouth ahead of tonight’s televised greyhounds meeting

Racing pundit Gary Wiltshire make a visit to Yarmouth's BETFRED shop to promote dog racing at Yarmou

Racing pundit Gary Wiltshire make a visit to Yarmouth's BETFRED shop to promote dog racing at Yarmouth.Gary with Kelly Knight and Kelly Beckett. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The Sky Sports cameras are rolling into Yarmouth Stadium tonight for the Trainers Championship greyhounds meeting.

Racing pundit Gary Wiltshire make a visit to Yarmouth's BETFRED shop to promote dog racing at Yarmou

Racing pundit Gary Wiltshire make a visit to Yarmouth's BETFRED shop to promote dog racing at Yarmouth.Gary with Kelly Knight and Kelly Beckett. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Racing pundit Gary Wiltshire has been out speaking to punters in the town's Betfred shops this afternoon and giving out free bets and gifts to promote the meeting.

Mr Wiltshire used to live locally, at Winterton, before famously losing £1.4m at Ascot in September 1996 - the afternoon Frankie Dettori rode seven winners.

The achievement left bookmakers like Wiltshire with huge sums to pay out and meant he had to sell his house and cars.

Mr Wiltshire, who now lives in Stratford-upon-Avon in the West Midlands, said: 'I've got some real good memories of the dogs. I used to be a pundit for the BBC but just do Sky now and we only come here once a year.


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'I remember bringing my son here, who's 24 now, and he fell off the climbing frame at the dogs and we had to get an ambulance to the James Paget Hospital.

'So we were always coming here. Like a lot people from London, you used to go to Southend or Great Yarmouth on your holidays, and this place always stuck in my mind.'

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Tonight's meetings gets under way at 6.30pm, featuring the six top trainers and greyhounds in the UK and £30,000 in prize money, with the Sky cameras featuring six of the night's races.

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