[close]

Jack Elliott Dies After Long Illness

Revered Melbourne racing journalist Jack Elliott has died on the eve of the Melbourne Cup after a long illness.

Jack Elliott Dies After Long Illness

Revered Melbourne racing journalist Jack Elliott has died on the eve of the Melbourne Cup after a long illness.

Elliott, former racing editor of the Melbourne Herald, passed away on Sunday at the age of 85.

Elliott, a larger than life charachter who was a confidante of politicians, criminals and Australia's leading trainers and jockeys, covered Melbourne Cups from the 1940s through to his retirement in 1987.


During his career Elliott was employed by the Melbourne Truth, The Argus and The Sporting Globe before he was appointed racing editor of the Melbourne Herald in 1957.

He was the founding president of the Victorian Racing Writers' Association and a founder of the Australian Racing Writers' Association.

Racing And Sports



News Talk is designed for debate, discussion regarding the above News story. We welcome you to submit your comments to News Talk relating to this story.

 Name: 

Your IP 54.163.22.209 has been recorded for our records. This information is not published.
 Email: 
 Comments: 
  By posting this message you agree to Disclaimer/Terms of Use.


Latest Stories