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Death of bookmaking legend Ron Pollard.
Bill Barber RP Thursday June 11, 2015
“Pioneering political betting giant Ron Pollard dies at 89.
Sacred Sunday June 14, 2015
Brooke Sanders Epsom, writes:
“Dodgy situations - Ron to the rescue."
“How sad it was to read of the death of my old and valued friend Ron Pollard, who I first met in the 1970’s.
“Ladies’ racing had not long been started and Ladbrokes took a team of lady jockeys including myself, Elaine Mellor, Maxine Cowdrey, Carolyn Eddery, Maria Tinkler, Diana Williams, Jenny Raymond, Maggie Bell, Anne Ferris, Diana Weedon, Gay Kelleway, Evonne Haynes and Diana Jones to ride in a series of races at the racecourse in Malta.
“In those days Ladbrokes owned The Dragonara Palace Hotel and Casino in Malta. We were taken there, all expenses paid, for at least three years running.
Ron acted as our chaperone, and what a chaperone he was. We had so much fun and laughter and rarely got to bed until the early hours of the morning. We regularly got ourselves into rather dodgy situations, where Ron would always come to the rescue.
“I always found Ron to be ready to help, listen and offer advice. We stayed in touch and had many a heated debate over the Labour party, of which he was a staunch supporter and I couldn’t understand why. I will also miss his witty Christmas card with his witty comments.
“Now Ron has gone upstairs he will be greeted by a lot of bored punters who will welcome him with open arms as they can all start punting again.
“My condolences to his adored wife Pat and family.”
Racing Post Letters Sunday June 14
Phil Talbot, Arundel writes:
“Thanks for the advice, shame about Nashwan.
“I was very sad to read about the death of Ron Pollard.
“When I was drafted from the shops to be Ladbrokes’ first consumer PR manager in February 1988, Ron was nearing retirement and a new marketing director was shaking things up a bit.
“However, Ron was a fount of both knowledge and friendly advice to this whippersnapper, not to mention endless stories of past adventures, recounted in his office when I should have probably been doing things more industrious.
“While he had been so influential in Ladbrokes’ rise to being the biggest and best - known bookmaker on the high street, he retained a wonderful sense of humanity and a deep love of the fun of the game. He might have been old school in his methods but I learned a lot from Ron – about dealing with people, in particular.
“My only regret is failing miserably to back Nashwan for Guineas/Derby double when Ron told me early on that he was Dick Hern’s best since Troy and was going for both. “