Vinnie Mell, Yardman

 

FULL NAME: Steve "Vinnie" Mell

 

JOB TITLE: Yardman

 

WHEN DID YOU ARRIVE AT WEST ILSLEY?: April 2010

 

FAVOURITE HORSES AT WEST ILSLEY?: Petaluma, Muaamara, Golden Lulu

 

BEST ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?: Try to keep a leg on each side (back in my riding days).

 

FAVOURITE RACECOURSE?: Sandown

 

LEAST FAVOURITE RACECOURSE?: Folkestone

 

WHICH RACE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO WIN?: Any of the Classics

 

WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO MEET?: HM The Queen

 

FAVOURITE SPORTS?: Rugby League, Football, Cricket & Racing

 

LEAST FAVOURITE SPORTS?: Tennis

 

FAVOURITE FILM?: Ghost

 

FAVOURITE BOOK?: Against The Odds - Dick Francis

 

FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME?: Emmerdale

 

WHAT/WHO REALLY ANNOYS YOU?: The bowler hat brigade at Ascot

 

GIVE US A TWO YEAR OLD FOR 2012: Golden Lulu

 

WHAT IS THE BEST DAY OF YOUR RACING LIFE?: Ryde Again (P. Cundell) winning the Daily Telegraph Hurdle at Ascot

 

WHAT IS THE BEST BET YOU’VE EVER HAD?: A Lucky 15. Three winners and one non runner - £4,900 for £25. Not a bad day!

 

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR SPECIALIST SUBJECT ON MASTERMIND?: Leeds United FC

 

FAVOURITE NIGHT OUT?: Bowling or going to the theatre

 

 FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?: Anywhere the sun shines

 

BEST/WORST SUBJECTS AT SCHOOL?: Sport/ History

 

WHAT KEEPS YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT?: The wife

 

WHAT IS THE FUNNIEST THING THAT YOU’VE SEEN IN RACING?: Lads from Kim Baileys putting Charlie Gordon Watson's car in the local pond.

 

FAVOURITE MRC MOMENT?: When Lawrie McMenemy turned up to see the horses and asked where the Boss was. I told him he'd just missed him as he was up the gallops. Lawrie replied, "Typical bloody player, never waits for the manager!"

Vinnie Mell, Yardman
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