Racing pundit John McCririck in hospital after collapse

Racing commentator John McCririck
Racing commentator John McCririck Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Racing commentator John McCririck has been taken to hospital after collapsing at Cheltenham Racecourse, a friend has told ITV News.

The friend said he will remain in hospital overnight but his condition is not serious.

The wife of the 72-year-old said that the stress of losing his job with Channel 4 may have contributed to today's incident, Telegraph Sport reports.


John McCririck in hospital

Racing pundit John McCririck is recovering in hospital tonight after falling ill at Cheltenham Racecourse. The 72-year-old complained of feeling unwell during the first day of the Cheltenham Festival and was taken to hospital by ambulance.