How A Punting Six-Year-Old Ray Warren Found His Inspiration | “I Thank God My Dad Did”
One of Australia’s crown jewels in sports broadcasting, most notably amongst Rugby League fans Ray Warren sat down with The Howie Games and shared a funny yarn about how his humble commentary career started.
“Well Dad let me have my first bet when I was six,” started Warren as Mark Howard laughs in the background.
“[It] Was the AJC Derby of 1949.”
“I backed a maiden and maiden’s aren’t supposed to win derbies, and it won, at 20 to 1.”
“I won 10 Shillings.”
Rabs explained that the SP bookmaker (illegal bookmakers) would come around to the Warren home, take his parents bets and would come back at the beginning of the following week with their returns if they have won.