Many readers of our horse racing blog will have heard the name Jerry Banks.
It's funny working online. I bump into people here, there and everywhere. Some from down the road (Eric Winner), others from across the globe, while one man Jerry Banks lives at Lowestoft on the Norfolk coast. Being a regular at Great Yarmouth, I have been just a stone's throw away from this seaside town. I think I have been to Lowestoft once, a good few years ago, with a lady I used to know. I think it was a day out, travelling from Great Yarmouth.
Anyway, I must have been chatting online with Jerry for many years. A long time. He runs Jerry's Best Bets, a horse racing tips website. Jerry knows his horses and bets as a professional gambler.
I have been to Great Yarmouth races for many years and had one or two opportunities to meet Jerry at the racecourse but sadly it hasn't happened with plans changing at the last minute or simply missing him in the crowd.
I am going to Great Yarmouth horse racing on the 28th June and I heard from Jerry that he is too.
So, finally, I am going to meet him at the course, at a time and place. I imagine it will be near the winning post at 3:15 or something like that.
Looking forward to meeting him and having a drink.