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BBC's "Voice Of Racing" Recovering From Stroke
Legendary racecaller Sir Peter O'Sullevan "is to undergo further tests in the next couple of days" following "a mild stroke on Sunday night", reports sportinglife.com. Currently in the stroke unit at London's Charing Cross Hospital, 95 year old O'Sullevan is known as "the Voice of Racing" at the BBC based on his 50 year involvement with the network from 1948 to 1997. Knighted in 1997 upon his retirement, O'Sullevan achieved the iconic feat of calling 50 Grand Nationals. Nigel Payne, chief executive of O'Sullevan's charitable trust commented: "Geoffrey Hughes, a good friend of Sir Peter's and the director of the Osborne Studio Gallery in London, has been to see him and tells me that although he is complaining of blurred vision, he was surprisingly perky."