An excerpt from a 1990 edition of 'The Nelson Report', part of This Sporting Life, in which HG Nelson waxes lyrical about the Melbourne Cup.
This Sporting Life ran on the ABC’s triple j network for 22 years on Saturday afternoons. It was presented by John Doyle and Greig Pickhaver performing in character as sports commentators ‘Rampaging’ Roy Slaven and HG Nelson. After leaving the ABC for Triple M in 2008, triple j station manager Linda Bracken said of them, ‘They are more than a radio program; they have become their own radio comedy genre’. Their ability to send up both themselves and the sports they were commentating, while sharing their passion and expertise, broadened their appeal to a wide range of Australians.