Grand National 2019
Grand National 2019

Meet The Jockeys

Tony Blackburn

Tony Blackburn began his career as a singer, then worked as a DJ for the offshore pirate radio stations Radio Caroline and Radio London (1964–67), before joining the BBC in 1967, initially broadcasting on the Light Programme.

 

 

He was in a group called Tony Blackburn and the Rovers which performed in the Bournemouth and surrounding areas. He was the first DJ on BBC Radio 1 when it was launched on 30 September 1967, and presented The Radio 1 Breakfast Show until 1973.

 

DJ Luck

DJ Luck is primarily known for his joint 1999 single, "A Little Bit of Luck", which started as a promotional dubplate, released at the price of £5. The track peaked at #9 in the United Kingdom in January 2000. That same year, he released a cover of "Master Blaster (Jammin)" by Stevie Wonder, retitled "Masterblaster 2000", which featured the vocals of JJ, who is on a number of Luck's songs.

 

The track was his highest British chart entry, reaching #5 in June 2000. His version of Ollie & Jerry's "Breakin'... There's No Stopping Us", retitled as "Ain't No Stoppin' Us", reached #8 in October that year. He also made an appearance on Top of The Pops performing his UK #12 track, "Piano Loco".

Pat Sharp

Patrick "Pat" Sharp (born Patrick Sharpin 25 October 1961 in Marylebone, London) is an English radio and television presenter and DJ. In the UK, he is known mainly for his work on the children's television programme Fun House, his former mullet and his radio shows as well as his support of Arsenal.

 

In Europe, he was known in the 1980s as one of the Sky Channel's VJs and for presenting Coca-Cola Eurochart Top 50 and Nescafé UK Top 50.

 

Calvin Harris

Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), better known by his stage name Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, record producer, recording artist and remixer. His debut album, I Created Disco, was released in 2007 and was the precursor to his top-10 singles "Acceptable in the 80s" and "The Girls".

 

In 2009, Harris released his second studio album, Ready for the Weekend, which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and earned a gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry within two months of release. Its lead single, "I'm Not Alone", became Harris's first number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Frankie Dettori

Lanfranco "Frankie" Dettori, MBE (born 15 December 1970) is an Italian-born, British-based horse racing jockey. Dettori has been Champion Jockey on three occasions and has ridden the winners of more than 500 Group races. His most celebrated achievement was riding all seven winners on British Champions' Day at Ascot in 1996.

 

He is the son of the jockey Gianfranco Dettori, who was a prolific winner in Italy. He has been described by Lester Piggott as the best jockey currently riding.

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Jocky Wilson

John Thomas "Jocky" Wilson (22 March 1950 – 24 March 2012) was a professional darts player from Fife, Scotland. After turning pro in 1979 he quickly rose to the top of the game, winning the World Professional Darts Championship in 1982, then again in 1989.

 

A contemporary and rival of Eric Bristow, Bob Anderson and John Lowe, Wilson won many titles in his career including the British Professional Championship a record four times between 1981 and 1988, as well as the prestigious British Open and Matchplay titles

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