Obituary: Newcastle race-caller John “Macca” McDermott remembered as all-round legend

McDermott, who lived at Lambton, was best remembered in recent years as the voice of The Gardens greyhound track.

However, McDermott enjoyed a race-calling career, both on-course and in TV and radio, spanning 56 years across all three codes and tracks on the Central Coast and Hunter Valley, including Newcastle Racecourse.