Just to remind anyone who is tempted to apply for the job of Head of Handicapping at the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) that your application will need to be submitted by 5th November.
The vacancy arises following the announcement by Phil Smith that he will be retiring from the post at the end of next May. Liverpudlian Smith has spent 22 years working for the BHA, following a career as a teacher.
There is surprising little on the BHA website by way of job description, required skills or indeed, remuneration. However, I suggest a good starting point would be a head for figures and the ability to wear a tank top without any hint of irony. As someone without a Maths O level to my name, I shan’t be throwing my hat in the ring.