Brian Watson, Head Lad

FULL NAME: Brian Watson           

 

JOB TITLE: Head Lad

 

WHEN DID YOU ARRIVE AT WEST ILSLEY?: August 2010

 

FAVOURITE HORSES AT WEST ILSLEY?: Don’t really have a favorite but do have a soft spot for Leitzu.

 

BEST ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?: To get out of West Ilsley while I’m still sane.

 

FAVOURITE RACECOURSE?: Hamilton.

 

LEAST FAVOURITE RACECOURSE?: Leicester.

 

WHICH RACE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO WIN?: Always had my eye on the prize for the egg and spoon race.

 

WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO MEET?: I have met enough strange characters since moving here that I am very happy in my company.

 

FAVOURITE SPORTS?: When you work as many hours as us you don’t really have time for sports. Unless pool down the pub counts.

 

LEAST FAVOURITE SPORTS?: Beginning to dislike Horse Racing…

 

FAVOURITE FILM?: Tell no one.

 

FAVOURITE BOOK?: You don’t have to read to be a head lad.

 

FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME?: If we finished on time everyday it would be Bargain Hunt failing that I’m an Eastenders fan.

 

WHAT/WHO REALLY ANNOYS YOU?: Tumble dryer fluff gets right on my wick.

 

GIVE US A TWO YEAR OLD FOR 2012: Epic Charm

 

WHAT IS THE BEST DAY OF YOUR RACING LIFE?: To date would be the day my horse Chookie Heiton won the Beverley Bullet for the second year running.

 

WHAT IS THE BEST BET YOU’VE EVER HAD?: A Scotsman never revels any details to do with money.

 

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR SPECIALIST SUBJECT ON MASTERMIND?: I know a lot about many subjects but unfortunately not quiet clever enough for Mastermind, hence the reason I am working in Racing.

 

FAVOURITE NIGHT OUT?: Back to my homeland of Glasgow for a night on the tiles.

 

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?: A big fan of lying in the sun in Greece

 

BEST/WORST SUBJECTS AT SCHOOL?: What's School??

 

WHAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT?: Highlife Dancer. (he lives below my flat)

 

WHAT IS THE FUNNIEST THING THAT YOU’VE SEEN IN RACING?: Myself falling over after my first ride as an apprentice. If you can’t laugh at yourself then who can you laugh at.

 

FAVOURITE MRC MOMENT?: Yet to have any moments that stand out but with the season ahead and a nice bunch of horses to campaign it’s a question that I’m sure will have many answers this time next year.

Brian Watson, Head Lad
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