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Tips for Mackay (R)
Thursday, 12 Dec 2019

Race Tips
1 5 - Our Stormy Girl
3 - Serioustemptation
6 - Princess Rules
1 - Dacxi Delivers
2 1 - Mosef
5 - Ticket Keeper
10 - Raw Instinct
7 - Feather Your Nest
3 2 - Sound Investment
1 - L'amour Malade
3 - You Know The One
8 - Deejaybeat
KEY: Best Bet Best Quinella Best Trifecta Best Trifecta Special Best at Odds

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Andrew Bensley

Andrew has an extensive news background and a true passion for racing.Since joining the Sky Racing team in 1998, Andrew has etched himself as the premier news man of racing, providing news services for television, radio, print, online and social media.

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Chantelle Buckley

Chantelle was born and bred into racing through a family of jockeys and trainers. She started her race riding career in 2006 and still rides trackwork every morning and maintains a very hands on approach with thoroughbreds. Chantelle joined Sky Racing in 2015 and is currently expressing her lifetime knowledge through the barrier trials coverage and race day coverage for Sky. 

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Gavin Carmody

Gavin joined Sky Racing in 2011 after a successful radio career working with Alan Jones at 2GB.Gavin has racing in his blood with his brother Craig, a former Group One winning Sydney jockey and now trainer.A regular host of Sky Racing’s trial coverage, Gavin primarily features on Sky Thoroughbred Central’s LIVE race day broadcasts.

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Stuart Clark

Famed former Australia and NSW cricketer, Stuart Clark, joined the big Sports Breakfast Weekend team in 2011.He has a well-rounded sports knowledge and an articulate presentation. Recreationally, he harbours a deep passion for his Cronulla Sharks.Stuart has been a member of the Sky Sports Radio team since 2007.

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Bernadette Cooper

A successful career in the saddle has given ‘Bernie’ enormous credibility as a host and analyst.Her expert opinions and insight into Queensland racing have proved invaluable insight for viewers on Sky Thoroughbred Central, as regular 'on the pony' at big race meetings, and as host of the popular show The Playbook. 

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Shawn Cosgrove

Shawn Cosgrove has relished a radio and television career of more than 30 years.He started at Radio 3UZ in Melbourne during the mid 70s coordinating races on air when his station confreres were Don Lane, Bert Newton, Bert Bryant and Ugly Dave Gray. Later he transferred to music radio at 3KZ, GOLD FM and Easy Listening 3MP, and was for many years, he was the “Come on Down” voice-over man on the TV show, The Price is Right.Throughout his long media career, Shawn’s love of racing was undiminished and he enjoys all codes of racing on Sky Sports Radio as host of Racing HQ every Tuesday, and on the National Racing Service team.

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Cassie Fahey

With a birthday the same day as the horses, and from a proud New Zealand racing family, a career within the sport always seemed likely for Cassie.Growing up with trackwork as a norm, she continued to develop her grass roots knowledge by preparing yearlings during University holidays. After graduating, Cassie enjoyed a stint travelling around Australia, before returning to NZ, where she embarked on a race broadcasting career. Cassie accepted a role with Trackside and gained valuable experience traversing the South Island of NZ, hosting on-course live broadcasts.Soon after attending the Sky Racing Academy in 2018, Cassie moved to Sydney, and now enjoys her busy schedule covering all things racing for Sky, and bringing a Kiwi flavour to the coverage.

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Richard Freedman

Richard has a strong background in racing having been a member of the renowned Freedman Brothers racing stables.Richard has returned to the training ranks, but is able to offer his insightful and often outspoken views as the host of News Central every Wednesday night on Sky Thoroughbred Central.

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John Gatfield

John Gatfield is a thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder, and a strong supporter of racing. He has spent his working life in commercial television news and current affairs, including 13 years with Sky News Australia.He spent three years with Racing NSW before joining Sky Racing in 2012 working as a studio host across Sky 1, Sky 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central. John has also worked with the AOC at four Olympic Games, the Australian team at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, Melbourne and Delhi. 

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Brittany Graham

Brittany grew up in a strong harness racing family and spent her childhood as around the stables. While studying marketing at university, she began a successful career as a race driver, grabbing the opportunity to drive in races throughout  Australia New Zealand and North America. Attending consecutive Sky Racing Academies in 2017 and 2018, Brittany developed a passion for racing media and is enjoying the opportunities since arriving on the Sky Racing coverage.She still enjoys a 'hands-on' role in the industry, training horses and having the odd drive when time permits. 

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Adam Hamilton

Adam’s association with Sky Racing began in 1996 as a harness racing presenter. For the next 15 years he juggled on-course hosting at harness racing’s biggest events and panellist duties on In The Gig, with his full-time role at the Herald Sun newspaper and radio host on RSN radio in Melbourne.Adam joined Tabcorp in late 2011 and is now Head of Media Communications, but his passion for harness racing still runs deep.After covering every Inter Dominion since 1997, he continues to co-host for the Sky Racing network during the sports’ biggest events.

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Simon Harrison

Born in Perth, Simon moved to Sydney in 1987. As a youngster he harboured a desire to become a news reader but later an enthusiasm for racing emerged.On finishing High School, he spent five-nights a week in the 2KY Parramatta studios learning the craft of race coordinating, with ABC broadcaster Mike Broadhurst helping to develop and refine his vocal skills.Simon now is the afternoon presenter of the National Racing Service on Sky Sports Radio. In his own words, ''bringing the races to the people'' is his daily passion.

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Richard Haynes

Richard is a constant on Sky Thorougbred Central and brings over 20 years thoroughbred racing and industry experience to his commentary.His previous roles range from Racing Manager and Bloodstock and Pedigree consultancy, before progressing to become one of the thoroughbred racing media's most well repsected television presenters.Richard is regular host of a number of Sky racing programs, but is at his best in a 'LIVE' environment, interviewing Australia's leading trainers, jockeys and owners. 

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Dan Huddy

Dan joined Sky Racing in 2018, after making the move from Perth where he worked with Racing and Wagering WA and TABradio as a presenter on radio and social media.Dan is a passionate racing fan and still has strong ties in the breeding and ownership sphere back in Perth.Featuring regularly on the red and blue screens of Sky Racing, Dan is an emerging talent who is enthusiastic about a long career in race broadcasting.

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Andrew Hurley

Andrew joined Tabcorp in 2000, working in various teams as a TAB Representative in the retail sector.After having a spell in 2006, he returned in 2013 and joined the Tabcorp Media Team which subsequently extended to becoming a broadcaster on Sky Racing.Andrew brings an enthusiastic approach to his roles and can be seen and heard across a variety of platforms both as a Sky Racing Host and TAB Representative on Sky Sports Radio, Sky 1, Sky 2, and TAB Audio.  

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Lizzie Jelfs

In her own elegant and classic style, English-born racing expert and host, Lizzie Jelfs personifies everything wonderful within the Racing Industry.Recognised for the role she played in the success of the David Hayes stables, Lizzie is dedicated to engaging and empowering all with her expertise and understanding of everything that happens trackside.Lizzie can be seen on Sky Thoroughbred Central, where she delivers her sought after Pick Of The Yard tips and probing 'LIVE' interviews, covering the sport she so dearly loves.

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Gary Kliese

After a successful riding career spanning 21 years was brought to a premature close, by spinal injuries caused in a race fall in 1996, Gary Kliese joined the Sky Racing team in 1998.From horse form assessment, selections, pre-and post-race interviews with jockeys, trainers, racing identities and background stories, Gary is trackside host at 15 race courses in northern NSW.With a knowledge and appreciation of the thoroughbred industry, Gary loves his work and hopes to continue to provide the Sky Racing audience with a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the sport and provide plenty of winners. 

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Paul Langham

Melbourne-born, Paul developed a keen interest in racing and radio from a young age.After having met Ron Hawkswell, he was encouraged to pursue race calling and then gained part-time radio work with 3UZ (now Radio Sport National) and at the ABC assisting Greg Miles. Ultimately he gained full-time employment with Triple S FM in Canberra then 2KY (now Sky Sports Radio) in Sydney.Paul considers himself fortunate to be doing a job he enjoys in presenting racing to the SSR audience. Apart from studio work, Paul has celebrated 30 years of calling the picnic meetings at Dederang in north-east Victoria.

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Jason Lincoln

As a self-confessed 'racing nerd' Jason brings a rare depth of knowledge across the three Australian racing codes, as well as the International scene.A runaway winner of Sky Channels 'Racing Wiz' series in 2012, Jason brings a broad wealth of experience to Sky having been a Stipendiary Steward, form analyst and a professional punter over the past 20 years.Jason is currently seen weekly on Sky Racing as an on air presenter, as well as co-hosting The Catching Pen and Chasers and Pacers.

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Priscilla Looker

Priscilla was born into a racing family, so it was only natural for her to follow in the footsteps of her grandfathers who were trainers and father, a jockey and now a trainer.Too many broken bones suffered in her own career forced Priscilla into early retirement. She has a passion for both the racing and equestrian industry and still competes on weekends.Priscilla lives and breathe horses and would not want it any other way. 

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Andrew Martin

Andrew has been a prominent media gure in Sydney for almost 30 years, after starting his career on the airwaves at radio 2GB.After working alongside the biggest names in the business at 2UE, 'Marto' switched to NOVA969, where he was an integral part of the top rating breakfast show.Andrew has won a host of awards along the way, including a prestigous ACRA award as Commercial Radio's best sports presenter. A lifetime horse racing fan, he brings a passionate enthusiasm to his role as race day host on Sky 1.

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Michael Maxworthy

Originally from Sydney, Michael has extensive experience in the media including radio, race broadcasting and as a TV host in Singapore.A professional approach and presenting style has seen Michael become one of the strong contributors across Sky Racing’s platforms and an integral part of the Queensland throughbred racing coverage.

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Mike McCann

Like all passionate Tasmanians, Mike McCann has vivid memories of 40/1 shot Piping Lane's shock win in the 1972 Melbourne Cup - after that he was hooked.A career in international and domestic sports broadcasting followed, starting in Perth in the halcyon days at Gloucester Park when the great Pure Steel was taking on Satinover, then covering nine Olympic Games with commentary in 20 countries since the first 'big one', the 1986 Commonwealth Games.Mike joined Sky Racing in 2010, bringing that wealth of experience to raceday coverage across Sky 1, Sky 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central. 

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Mark McNamara

After 10 years in New Zealand it’s back to where it all began at Sky Racing.A cadetship straight out of school led to a position with radio station 2KY and following 12 years working for 2KY/Sky Channel, doing everything from racecalling, radio and television studio presenting, Mark took the opportunity to take up the position of South Island Thoroughbred and Harness caller for Trackside in NZ.This led to calling 10 New Zealand Cups, 10 Grand National Carnivals and a host of Group 1 Harness and Thoroughbred meetings.September 2019 saw a return to Sky Racing as a presenter and racecaller.Away from racing Mark is a massive Cronulla Sharks fan.

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Gerard Middleton

Gerard began his media career in London in 2006 working for UK racing and sports betting publication, The Sportsman.He then freelanced for The Sunday Telegraph and BigPond Sport in Sydney before spending more than seven years at Fox Sports as a presenter and reporter.As a TAB media representative, Gerard provides the latest market information on Formline and on track for Sky Thoroughbred Central, as well as providing general sports market updates.Tuesday night's Gerard hosts the popular Punter's Intelligence show on Sky Thoroughbrted Central, and counts himself extremely fortunate he can talk sport, racing and the punt for a living.

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Glenn Munsie

Glenn was around racetracks even before he was born.He has been a part of the TAB/Sky Racing team in a variety of roles since 1999.Glenn now concentrates on racing, providing up-to-the-second TAB betting information, either LIVE trackside or hosting from the studio, for meetings covered by Sky Thoroughbred Central.He can also be seen regularly as both panellist and host on Formline, Formline Extra and a host of other programs.Glenn's analysis of the betting markets and moves are always extremely helpful in providing viewers with an edge as they strive to back a winner.

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Marc Ohlmus

A sports-mad Melbournian, Marc's fondest memories are ignited at a sporting event or hearing the not-so-finely-tuned sounds of a transistor radio blaring sports or racing.After finishing university, Marc chased his passion – racing – which led him to a job at the Victoria Racing Club. Western Australia followed where Marc worked for Perth Racing, co-hosting the Sky International and Thoroughbred Central coverage in the west.He also co-hosted TAB Radio's The Sunday Aftermath and occasionally popped up as a bid spotter at the Magic Millions sales.In 2017, Marc completed the Sky Racing Academy under the guidance of Cameron Williams and Lochie Daddo before joining the Sky Racing team full time.

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Nick Quinn

Nick’s love for horse racing began when drawing the horse from heaven, Saintly, to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup in the primary school sweep.After leaving school Nick got his first job in the racing media working in newspapers.In 2007 Nick accepted a job in the Herald Sun racing team and worked there until joining the Melbourne TAB media team in 2013.Nick can be seen regularly on Sky 1 providing TAB updates for punters. 

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Greg Radley

After a lengthy reign as host of Race Day on Sky Sports Radio, Greg made a smooth transition to Sky Racing where he anchored Off the Rails.A well known figure in the racing and media industries, Greg has established himself as the premier host of Sky Racing’s feature race day coverage on Sky Thoroughbred Central and flagship programs Formline and Thoroughbred Weekly.

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Jaimee Rogers

Jaimee’s introduction to racing was early in life, as her grandparents were racehorse owners and she followed in their footsteps with ownership in horses and greyhounds over the years.Jaimee has been at Tabcorp since 2009, moving to the Media Team in 2014 and works across the TAB and Sky Racing brands.Jaimee is part of the Big Sports Breakfast team on Sky Sports Radio mornings, and is a regular host and markets expert on shows such as Formline and Formline Extra.

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John Scorse

With a riding career spanning 26 seasons, John rode more than 1100 winners including four Group 1s and two Group 2s.John rode with success over many tracks tasting success in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, WA, Canberra and Darwin.He retired from riding in 2004 and started work in his new media career at Sky Racing in 2007.John hosts race meetings in the South East and Southern Districts of NSW, where he provides valuable and insightful form analysis, tips and interviews on Sky Thoroughbred Central.

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Caroline Searcy

Caroline is credited with 25 years of media experience. Her beginnings came on the radio waves before a move to the television medium. Eventually, her passion for thoroughbreds swept her into industry waters and Sky Racing where she has been recognised and respected for her thoroughbred knowledge and commentary.

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Jimmy Smith

Since joining the Sky Sports Radio stable, Jimmy's versatility has been a valuable asset.Graduating to the media after an 11-year professional rugby league career, he has successfully transferred his on-field vitality to television and radio.He has a regular role as co-host of Big Sports Breakfast Weekend with Ray Thomas, and during the summer months Jimmy, co-hosts Big Sports Breakfast Summer with Stuart Clark.

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David Stanley

From a young age Dave was always around racetracks. His grandfather had a passion for all codes of racing, and made sure his grandson well and truly had the racing and punting bug for the rest of his life.After finishing school he embarked on a media career in racing and sports, and was the successful winner of the Sky Racing Star Search.Dave is the TAB Media teams' 'man about town' and is host of the popular greyhounds program, The Catching Pen.More recently he has jumped on board as co-host of the Big Sports Breakfast with Laurie Daley.

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Ray Thomas

Ray is the Racing Editor of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph newspaper in Sydney, and is one of the most respected racing journalists in Australia.Known for his relentless dedication to the job, he is unquestionably one of the hardest working media professionals in the sport. Ray is the co-host of the Big Sports Breakfast Weekend, brings insightful news and views to various Sky Sports Radio racing programs and has hosted the very popular program, One On One, interviewing various racing personalities.Viewers can also catch Ray every Wednesday night on Sky Thoroughbred Central's, News Central with Richard Freedman.

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Tony Brassel

Tony hails from a widely respected racing family and has many years at the forefront of racing journalism in Australia.'Brass' is a premier form expert for Sky Racing, has an eagle eye for great efforts at the trials, and prides himself on a relentless knowledge of the form nationwide.He has a great passion for racing and is regularly seen on the daily Sky 1 coverage joining Andrew Martin, where his tips and opinions are widely respected.

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Ben Way

Ben joined Sky Racing at the start of 2017 from Fox Sports.He has extensive experience as a Presenter covering major events such as the 2016 French Open, the Australian cricket team's 2014 tour of South Africa, and the Rio Olympics. He was also a Presenter on Fox Sports News for 8 years, and hosted Fox Sports' MotoGP coverage.Ben's love affair with racing has been lifelong. His father pencilled for various bookies over the years, at tracks across South Australia. That is where Ben's love for the punt began.Ben hosts race day coverage on Sky Thoroughbred Central, as well as the network's marquee magazine shows. 

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Bradley Davidson

Brad Davidson started his career in print journalism but made the switch to Sky Racing in 2018. His love for racing was sparked by going to the track many times with his father from when he could walk.While he has a strong news sense, Brad’s passion is form analysis and finding Sky Racing viewers long-priced winners. Brad places an emphasis on finding value and loves to take a favourite on when he feels they are vulnerable.Brad can be found on Sky Thoroughbred Central on a host of shows as well as providing late mail, interviews and mounting yard analysis live from the track. 

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Jason Witham

Before joining Sky Racing, Jason worked for 13 years at the TAB in a range of roles. This gave Jason a wealth of industry knowledge, which is reflected in his smooth and intelligent on-air presentation. He is a regular host of raceday coverage on Sky Racing.

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Ron Dufficy

Ron is a former jockey and an astute form analyst with a big following, respectful of his critical eye, knowledge of the form and his years of experience on racetracks around the nation.He is a regular alongside Greg Radley on Thursdays edition of Formline, premier race meetings for Sky Thoroughbred Central, Thoroughbred Weekly on Sunday mornings and many other Sky Racing programs..

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David Gately

David fell in love with horse racing in a golden year back in the late 80’s early 90’s watching the likes of Vo Rogue, Super Impose and Better Loosen Up. He was immediately drawn to the thrill of elite equine competition and form analysis. He sought advice from industry leaders and set himself a goal to become the No.1 form analyst in the country. He started an email tipping service amongst a small group of friends which spawned his own ratings/information service which became a full-time job in 2006 when David joined Best Bets. He then went on to make his television debut with thoroughbred racing channel TVN in 2008. David has a strong passion around educating punters and believes this, along with making racing entertaining and fun, is the key to engage the next generation to this wonderful sport. 

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Mark Guest

Mark is one of our Melbourne-based thoroughbred form experts. He has a great passion for racing and is a regular on Sky 1. 

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Wayne Harris

Wayne's riding career spanned more than 20 years including over 2000 winners in 10 countries around the globe, but was one punctuated with many race falls and illness.Ongoing spinal damage brought to an end to his time in the saddle, which included a Melbourne Cup win on Jeune in 1994 and the accolade of becoming the youngest apprentice to win the Golden Slipper on Century Miss in 1979.After commencing work at Sky Racing, Wayne travelled Australia hosting meetings, and worked in the studio on raceday coverage, before settling in to his role as a trackside form analyst on Sky Thoroughbred Central.Wayne enjoys being able to share his extensive knowledge with punters and racing enthusiasts.

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Gary Harley

Gary has been a valued and long-time contributor as a form expert since Sky Racing began.Based in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales and travellng throughout the region, Gary is a well-known and much loved figure, who provides decades of experience in the racing industry to punters on Sky Thoroughbred Central.He has worked in the racing media, on radio, television and newspapers covering all three racing codes for 45 over years.

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Paul Joice

Paul Joice has been involved in racing media for the past 20 years and has extensive experience in radio, TV and the digital world.He has worked as a form analyst, journalist and editorial manager along with a successful stint managing a stable of Group One winning jockeys. Paul is a premier form analyst who loves finding winners and discovering value within the betting marketplace.Now entrenched within the Sky Racing Team, Paul can be seen on Sky1, Sky Thoroughbred Central and heard during his regular slots with Sky Sports Radio. He is also a familiar face on the popular TAB app.

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Chynna Marston

Chynna was born into the horse world and has spent her life competing professionally in all equestrian disciplines, as well as crafting a successful career as a jockey in the Southern Districts and South East of NSW, which was cut short by injury.A job at Sky Racing was always a dream, and now Chynna relishes in the opportunity to pass on her knowledge, experience and opinions to viewers in her trackside role on Sky Thoroughbred Central.Chynna also operates Recycled Racehorses, a thoroughbred rescue service giving retired racehorses a life after racing.

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Mick Wallace

Mick's passion for all things racing was ignited at a very young age while regularly attending race meetings with his Great Uncle Bruce. The sights, sounds, smells and colour of being trackside soon led Mick to explore several roles within the racing industry.These roles included writing for various newspaper publications as well as featuring as the long-time host of Coast FM's Saturday Racing Coverage in his home town of Gosford.Mick now appears as a regular race day host on Sky 1, Sky 2 and is a permanent fixture as Sky's form expert at many Country meetings, predominantly in NSW's Western and Central Districts. 

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