Brough Scott MBE will be the speaker at the Tuesday 11 June lunch of Cranleigh Probus A Club.
Brough Scott’s subject will be ‘Churchill at the Gallop’ the title of his celebrated history of Winston Churchill’s as a horseman from boyhood through to late middle age after World War II. This covers, early riding in Ireland and at Newmarket, then military service at Sandhurst and in the hussars, followed by dashing action in Cuba, India and South Africa where his experiences during the Boer War where extraordinary enough to make into a feature film. Later playing polo, hunting and owning successful racehorses helped Churchill to relax whilst fulfilling ministerial duties, and most famously working to warn his country about the looming war against Germany.
Brough Scott has been a distinguished racing writer, radio and TV broadcaster for 48 years. He wrote for The Sunday Times, The Independent on Sunday, Sunday Telegraph, founded The Racing Post with Sheikh Mohammed and has published books on Henry Cecil and the subject of the talk for June 11. His TV broadcasting career has been with ITV to which he returned in 2017 when the service re-acquired the rights to racing. His deep knowledge of the sport and love of horses and horsemanship, having had an early career as a jockey, make him an ideal presenter of the subject.
Cranleigh Probus A Club wishes to attract new members to its monthly lunches, usually including good speakers, on the second Tuesday of every month, at the Cranleigh Golf and Country Club -on Barhatch Lane Cranleigh.