Nick Rust pays tribute to Sir Peter O’Sullevan

29 Jul 15

On the sad news of the death of Sir Peter O’Sullevan, Nick Rust, Chief Executive of the BHA, said:

“Today is a sad day for British Racing. Many generations of racing fans will trace their love of racing back to Sir Peter’s unmistakeable commentaries. He had an innate ability to capture the thrills of our sport, managing as he did to enhance and often define our iconic races.

“He was also one of the rare characters to have transcended our sport, being held dear as he was by the British public, and also represented the best of us: his charitable endeavours should serve as his finest legacy and a reminder to us all that we should be judged by the manner in which our animals, as well as our people, are looked after.”