Brough Scott rode 100 winners as an amateur and then professional jockey before starting in television and journalism. For many years he presented racing on the screen – first with ITV and then as chief presenter for Channel 4 Racing. He joined the Sunday Times in 1974, and has since written for the Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Telegraph before returning to the Sunday Times. He was voted Sports Journalist of the Year in 1984, and has been three times Sports Feature Writer of the Year. He was a founding director of the Racing Post, for whom he has been a regular contributor, and his previous books include The World of Flat Racing (with photographer Gerry Cranham, 1983), On and Off the Rails (1984), Front Runners (1991), Racing Certainties (1995), Galloper Jack: A grandson’s search for a forgotten hero (2003), and Of Horses and Heroes (2008).
Brough lives in Ewhurst, Surrey.