Bill Collins (racecaller)

William Henry Collins OAM (23 September 1928 14 June 1997) was an Australian racecaller and radio and television personality who earned the reputation for being able to accurately call the winner of even the closest of races. Known as "The Accurate One", he was well known for his call of the Melbourne Cup each year. One of his most notable commentaries was the 1986 Cox Plate, dubbed the "Race of the Century". Collins also called important races internationally including the UK, US, South Africa, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Collins died on 14 June 1997 from cancer.

Bill Collins
William Henry Collins

23 September 1928[1]
Died14 June 1997 (aged 68-69)
OccupationRacecaller, radio and television personality
Years activeearly 1950s -
Known forCalling of the Melbourne Cup
AwardsOrder of Australia, Australian Racing Hall of Fame

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