Bill Collins is widely acclaimed as Australia's greatest-ever racecaller. Fulfilling a childhood dream, Collins graduated from calling at small Victorian country racecourses to a record 34 Melbourne Cups during a career spanning almost 50 years.
He was dubbed "The Accurate One" for his uncanny ability to correctly call the result of even the closest finish.
Collins' talent also took him overseas and he called important races in the UK, USA, South Africa, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.
He called his last race on Easter Saturday 1987, and was later awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his services to racing.