For 11 years, until March 30 this year, Steve Race set the quick crossword which appears on Mondays in The Daily Telegraph. The first few answers to the Across clues form a pun, and he particularly enjoyed his offering on January 19 this year (Lemming, Ton, Paris, Really, Dull, Knightly; "Leamington Spa is really dull nightly"), although it was not universally appreciated in Warwickshire. He was appointed OBE in 1992.
Every year at various arts theatres, Race presented a handful of performances in front of live audiences called An Evening With Steve Race. A classically-trained composer, he also dabbled in serious composition, commercial jingles, film scores and incidental music for the theatre and television.
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Steve Race, the musician and broadcaster, who died on June 22 aged 88, became a familiar face on television in the 1950s and went on to host the popular Radio 4 panel game My Music, which ran from 1967 until 1994; he subsequently set a regular crossword for The Daily Telegraph.
Between 1998 and 2002, Wallace raced in INEX . He captured multiple series championships. Steve raced in and racecars near his hometown of . He won both the Summer Shootout (twice) and Winter Shootout (once) at . He also won multiple championships at . In December 2004, at the age of 17, he won one of the biggest short track races in the country, the , in , a race Rusty and Kenny both entered, but failed to win in their careers. Steve was also the 2004 UARA Rookie of The Year. He won the first ever late model race at .