That said, racing is definitely the linchpin of the station and certainly attracts lion's share of time on the airwaves. These are constantly updated and provide a useful resource to the racing industry at large. Sky Racing Tips Sky Racing offers expert tips for every Australian meeting and select international racing events.
These tips are free and can be found online on the Sky Racing website. Sky Racing History Sky Racing first went to air in , coinciding with the launch of Australia's first domestic satellite. Within two years the operations were merged into one entity, Sky Channel. In it joined the Tabcorp stable, following their takeover that year of Tab Limited.
In , Sky Channel was rebranded to Sky Racing. The introduction of the supplementary channels - Sky Racing 2 and Sky Racing World - occurred in as a means of augmenting their coverage. Gavin Carmody joined Sky Racing in 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. Racing editor of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph he is one of the most respected racing journalists in Australia. His insightful news and views add considerable authority to Sky Sports Radio's racing programs. Ray also hosts Sky Racing's One on One program interviewing racing personalities. Melbourne-born, Paul developed a keen interest in racing and radio from a young age.
Paul considers he is fortunate to be doing a job that he enjoys in presenting racing to our SSR audience. Apart from studio work, Paul recently celebrated 30 years of calling the picnic meetings at Dederang in north-east Victoria. 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.
His favourite horse is Lonhro. Glenn has been around racetracks even before he was born. 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.
Born in Perth, Simon moved to Sydney in 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 and ABC broadcaster Mike Broadhurst helped 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. Born and raised in Canberra, Greg began working in community radio as a year old and covered a wide range of sports and racing during as a teenager. He spent two years as the Media Manager before returning to Sky Racing in 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.
He also presents on Sky Thoroughbred Central and hosts trackside at big meetings. As panel operator Jono has the unenviable and, sometimes, unpredictable task of guiding TK and Slats through three and a half hours of live breakfast radio.
After stints with other commercial networks he returned to Sky Sports Radio as panel operator for the Big Sports Breakfast. In his spare time Jono has proved to be talented in the voice over field and a fantastic host of the Monday to Friday 5am to 5. Jaimee has been at Tabcorp since Beginning her tenure in the marketing department, she moved over to the Media team in and works across both the TAB and Sky Racing brands.
Mario shoulders the responsibility for the daily preparation of the Big Sports Breakfast which he transforms into an entertaining and informative tapestry that hits the airwaves. As personal Barista to the boys he keeps the flat whites, cappuccinos and lattes flowing throughout the program. Prior to his radio career Mario had aspirations to be an actor, sadly these dreams were misguided as his career peaked when he was the guy zipping up dead bodies in the TV series Water Rats.
In he was one of the extras seen dying in a plane crash in Mission Impossible 2, this on screen death also marked the end of his acting career. Mario now spends his spare time on the committee of charity Save our Sons a cause close to his heart. 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. 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 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. With a riding career spanning 26 seasons, John rode more than winners including four Group 1s and two Group 2s. He retired from riding in and started work in his new media career at Sky Racing in 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'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.
A sports-mad Melbournian, Marc's fondest memories are ignited whenever in the stands at a sporting event or hearing the not-so-finely-tuned sounds of a transistor radio blaring sports or racing. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Qualifying bet must be placed at odds of 2. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account.