Rubin dies aged 79

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Alf Rubin, Cayton of the Morning Star, and one of the most respected and long-serving racing journalists, has died at the age of 79.

Rubin, who began with the Daily Worker 60 years ago, also had brief stints with the Daily Sketch and Reynolds News.

Famous for his long-priced winning naps, he brought off a notable success when tipping the 66-1 1949 Grand National winner, Russian Hero. He won the Sporting Life naps' table four times and his final nap in yesterday's paper, Nicklup, was a winner.