Record racing sub dies days before retirement

Danny Brown, a racing sub-editor at the Daily Record in Glasgow for almost 20 years, has died. He was 55.

Brown had taken a redundancy package from the paper just three weeks before his death, from cancer. His illness forced him into hospital the day before his scheduled departure.

Record racing editor, Ian Taylor, told allmediascotland: “Danny was born and brought up in Partick and cut his teeth in journalism at the West End Times and Glasgow Guardian before joining the Record‘s Racing desk in November 1989. A keen punter, who enjoyed a dram or two, he was a weel kent face in the bookies and bars of Partick.

“But he was also a man who liked to travel. While most folk were happy with a trip ‘doon the watter’, Danny was bound for Mexico, India and the Caribbean. A true professional, Danny will be sadly missed by his colleagues at the Record and his many mates at the Hayburn in Partick and the Anchorage in Yoker.”

Brown is survived by his father and two sisters.

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