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BBC horse racing correspondent, usually broadcasting on Radio 5 Live. Lysaght was raised in Herefordshire and educated at Eton. Initially a broadcaster with radio stations Severn Sound (Gloucester) and Southern Sound (Brighton) and telephone service Racecall, he was one of the first sports reporter heard on Radio 5. Lysaght led BBC 5 Live's racing team to a Sony Award for its acclaimed Cheltenham Festival coverage (2003). He has written for the London Evening Standard, Horse and Hound magazine, The Sunday Mirror, The Times, The Guardian, Radio Times and for the BBC.

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