Sky Racing Team

Adam Hamilton

Adam’s association with Sky Racing began back in 1996 as a harness racing presenter.

For 15 years, he juggled on-course hosting at harness racing’s biggest events and being a panellist on Sky’s In The Gig show with his full-time role at the Herald Sun and radio host on RSN radio in Melbourne.

He has covered every Inter Dominion since 1997 for Sky. Adam left the Herald Sun to join Tabcorp in late 2011 and is now Head of Communications and Talent. But his passion for harness racing runs deep and you’ll still see him co-hosting the sport’s biggest races on Sky Racing.

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.

Andrew Hurley

Joining Sky Racing in 2001, Andrew has held various positions within Tabcorp’s wagering and the media team

Having developed a passion for racing while at school, Andrew was always keen to pursue a career in the racing media. Andrew brings an enthusiastic approach to his roles at Sky Racing which include Sky1, Sky2 and TAB Audio. 

Andrew Martin

An award winning radio presenter, Andrew took out the prestigious ACRA radio industry honour in 2006. A well-known voice across Sydney’s sports airwaves for more than 20 years, Andrew spent eleven of those years at Nova 969, following his media beginnings on radio 2GB and 2UE. A passionate horse racing fan, with a lifetime of interest in racing, Andrew is an enthusiastic Sky race day host and can be seen on Sky 1. 

Anthony Manton

Anthony started his racing career in journalism before working for leading corporate bookmakers as a form analyst and bookmaker… all the while pursuing his passion for race calling.

Selected as a finalist for the John Tapp Race Calling Scholarship in 2011, Anthony made the transition into the full-time media gaining international experience calling races in Malaysia before returning to Australia in 2014.

Along with race calling duties throughout his time at Sky Racing, Anthony has covered many roles from hosting programs, studio presenter, form expert, radio and on course host.

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. 

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 Channel.

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.

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. 

Chynna Marston

Chynna was born into the horse world and has spent her life competing professionally in all equestrian disciplines. Chynna also had a very successful but short career as a jockey in the Southern Districts & South East of NSW. A serious race fall left her with a broken neck and epilepsy. 

A job at Sky Racing was always a dream, and it came true! It’s given Chynna an opportunity to pass on her knowledge, experience and opinions on horses 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.

Dave Carlson

Dave has had a formidable career in radio and television, enabling him to provide Sky Racing viewers with a strong and informed coverage across its platforms. Dave hosts Sky raceday and night programs.

David Stanley

From a young age Dave was always at the track. His Grandfather had a passion for all codes of racing and would make sure that Dave well and truly had the racing & punting bug for the rest of his life. After finishing school David embarked on a media career in racing and sports. He was a successful winner of the Sky Racing Star Search. David is one of our TAB Media Presenters. He can be seen regularly on Sky Racing 1, Form Line Extra, The Big Sports Breakfast & The Catching Pen.

Gary Harley

Gary has been a valued and long-time contributor to Sky Racing and its audience. Gary has been a Sky Racing form expert since Sky Racing began.

Based in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Gary is a well-known figure there and provides his decades of experience in the racing industry to punters on Sky Thoroughbred Central from all the racetracks in the region.

He has worked in the racing media, on radio, television and newspapers covering all three racing codes for 45 years.

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. 

Gavin Carmody

Gavin Carmody joined Sky Racing in 2011 after a long radio career. Gavin has racing in his blood with his brother, Craig, a former successful jockey who rode multiple Group One winners and who is now a trainer. Gavin can be seen regularly fronting Sky Racing’s trials coverage, Sky Racing 1 and various race day venues on Sky Thoroughbred Channel.

Gerard Middleton

Gerard began his media career in London in 2006 working for UK racing & sports betting publication, The Sportsman.

He then freelanced for The Sunday Telegraph & BigPond Sport in Sydney before spending more than seven years at Fox Sports as a presenter & 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.

Gerard counts himself extremely fortunate he can talk sport, racing & the punt for a living, and also takes enormous pride in providing accurate information & professional presentation.

His favourite horse is Lonhro.

Glenn Munsie

Glenn has been 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, from either Live trackside or hosting from the studio, for meetings covered by Sky Racing’s Thoroughbred Central.

He can also be seen regularly as both panellist and host on Formline Extra.

His analysis of the betting markets and moves can be extremely helpful in providing viewers with an edge in finding a winner.

Greg Hayes

Born and raised in Canberra, Greg began working in community radio as a 16-year old and covered a wide range of sports and racing during as a teenager. Within weeks of leaving university, Greg moved to Sydney to begin working with 2KY (now Sky Sports Radio).

After 15 years with 2KY and Sky Racing Greg left to join Harness Racing NSW. He spent two years as the Media Manager before returning to Sky Racing in 2016. 

As the host of In The Gig and Sky's feature harness racing events across Australia and New Zealand, Greg appreciates how fortunate he is to be working in an industry he is so passionate about. 

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. He also presents on Sky Thoroughbred Central and hosts trackside at big meetings. 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 and flagship programs Formline and Thoroughbred Weekly.

Jaimee Rogers

Jaimee’s introduction to racing was early in life as her grandparents were racehorse owners and she followed in their footsteps with shares in gallops, greyhounds and a pacer over the years.

Jaimee has been at Tabcorp since 2009. Beginning her tenure in the marketing department, she moved over to the Media team in 2014 and works across both the TAB and Sky Racing brands.

She has been a mainstay on shows such as Fox Sports’ Matty Johns Show and Triple M’s Grill Team segments just to name a few.

Jaimee can be seen regularly on Sky Racing - hosting magazine shows On The Lounge and Formline Extra.

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, a form analyst and a professional punter over the past 20 years.

Jason is currently seen weekly on Sky as an on air presenter, as well as co-hosting harness racing show, In The Gig, with Greg Hayes

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.

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. 

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 and several states, with success in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, WA, ACT 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.

Libby Hopwood

Libby's introduction to racing was a different one, travelling from the age of 11 racing Camels in Australia's outback to being offered an apprenticeship after joining racing as a stable hand.

She enjoyed 10 years in the saddle and riding always came first until a traumatic Brain injury finished her career and gave her the drive to forge a media career. 

She is relishing her new role with Sky and trying to give back to the industry.

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. 

Michael Maxworthy

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

Mick Walllace

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. 

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 those halcyon days at Gloucester Park when the great Pure Steel was taking on Satinover, then taking in 9 Olympic Games and 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. 

Nic Ashman

Nic worked on the financial markets for several years before pursuing his dream of being a racing journalist. With no family connection to the industry, Nic went back to university and graduated with a bachelor of communication. While studying, he worked for Racenet and learned his craft there before being approached by The Daily Telegraph.

Less than 2 years later he was approached to work at Sky Racing and is currently a form analyst on race day coverage and works on several of Sky Racing’s marquee shows including Formline and Thoroughbred Weekly.

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 updates for punters as well magazine shows such as Formline Extra. 

Priscilla Schmidt

Priscilla was born into a racing family so it was only natural for her to follow in the footsteps of her grand fathers who were trainers and father, a jockey and now a trainer.

Too many broken bones suffered in her own career forced Priscilla into retirement. She has a passion for both the racing and equestrian industry and still compete on weekends.

Priscilla lives and breathe horses and would not want it any other way. 

Richard Freedman

Richard has a strong background in racing having been a member of the renowned Freedman Brothers racing stables. He is insightful and outspoken and can be seen fronting Sky Racing 1.

Richard Haynes

Joins Sky Racing with 18 years of thoroughbred racing and breeding industry experience. His previous roles range from racing manager to bloodstock and pedigree consultant. Richard has become one of thoroughbred racing media’s most well-respected television presenters. Richard has been a popular host of a number of television shows, who performs well in an ‘on course’ environment, interviewing Australia’s leading trainers, jockeys and owners live.

Richard Wade

Richard's love of horse racing developed after listening to Dawn Run win the 1986 Cheltenham Gold Cup on the way home from school.

He started in the industry as a journalist in 2001 before soon moving into broadcasting and race calling.

Richard was first on Australian screens in 2006, and after returning to the UK to become a full-time professional gambler and broadcaster, he then permanently settled in Australia.

Richard brings his international racing expertise to Sky Racing and regularly be seen hosting Sky Racing 1.

Ron Dufficy

Ron is a former jockey and is now an astute form analyst for Sky Racing with many racing followers, fans and punters following Ron’s advice regularly. He is a regular alongside Greg Radley on Thursdays edition of Formline, premier race meetings and Thoroughbred Weekly on Sunday mornings.

Tony Brassel

Tony has more than two decades as a racing journalist and is a premier form expert for Sky Racing. He has a great passion for racing and can regularly be seen on Sky 1 where his tips and opinions are widely respected.

Victoria Samba

Victoria joined Sky Racing as a News Presenter in 2016 after completing an AFTRS course. She then completed the Sky Training Academy with Cameron Williams.

Victoria grew up in Adelaide with her father training racehorses and this is where her passion for the industry began. She completed Law/Journalism degrees at University and worked in law, but the racing industry kept pulling her back to the races! She’s worked at the AJC, Inglis, Racing NSW and been involved in horse ownership. Victoria dreams to own more winners.

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