SKY Team - Presenters

Chantelle Buckley

Sky Thoroughbred Central host and Pick Of The Yard expert

‘’Racing is my life!’’. Chantelle was born into a racing family of jockeys and trainers, started her race-riding career in 2006 and became the first female to win the NSW Rising Star Apprentice Series in 2008. These days Chantelle covers regional meetings for SKY and on her days off can be found at a café or by the mounting yard, with a close eye on Sky Racing.

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.

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.


  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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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.



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.

  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. 

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.

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.

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. 

Andrew Martin

Andrew has been a prominent media figure 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.

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.

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. 

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 has provided the latest market information on Formline and on track for Sky Thoroughbred Central, as well as providing general sports market updates.

Gerard joins the Big Sports Breakfast team as a host with a wealth of knowledge on all sports and racing and counts himself extremely fortunate he is able to talk sport, racing and the punt for a living.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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 has joined the Big Sports Breakfast team as newsreader and sports and racing commentator.

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. 

  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.

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.

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.

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.

Form Analysts

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.

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. 

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..

David Gately

David fell in love with horse racing in the golden years of 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. 

'Gator' is one of the most followed tipsters on the Sky Racing website and Sky Racing Active app.

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. 

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.

  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.

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.

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.

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. 

Race Callers

Anthony Collins

Possessing an broad industry knowledge and natural vernacular, after gaining his harness racing driver’s licence in 2002, Anthony was immediately seconded to call.

Originally a Queensland racecaller, he called at a variety of tracks form Redcliffe to Toowoomba.

Anthony is now Sky Racing's voice of the Northern Rivers and all mid north coast racing in NSW. 

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 continues to cover many roles including hosting programs, studio presenter, form expert, radio, and on-course host.

Josh Fleming

Hailing from country Queensland, Josh was the second recipient of the John Tapp Race Calling Scholarship in 2003.

A meteoric rise lifted Josh to become ther principal Queensland racecaller and he can be heard across the Sky Racing network at every major QLD race meeting.

Darren Flindell

Darren returned to Sky Racing as a senior caller after a successful 16-year international career.

He joined the Hong Kong Jockey Club in 1999 in a race-calling and presenting role, then took the No.1 position in 2007 presenting races at Sha Tin and Happy Valley.

Darren began as an on-course announcer at Wentworth Park and Harold Park in 1986. In 1991 he landed a race calling position with Sydney radio 2KY (Sky Sports Radio), working closely with the legendary Ian Craig. Sky Racing secured Darren's services in 1995 as a presenter, producer and host across all three racing codes, before he took up the overseas opportunity.

Since his return he has stamped himself as the premier racecaller in the country and is synonymous with Sydney's vibrant throughbred racing scene.

Fred Hastings

After starting his career at the Richmond greyhounds, Fred is the number one harness race caller for Sky Racing.

Following a period as a race day coordinator and program manager, he achieved his lifetime goal of being a full-time race caller.

Col Hodges

Col has been calling races for over 40 years.

The first holiday Col took from the caller's box was forced by the Equine Influenza outbreak in 2007.

A stalwart of Sky Racing, Col has a passion for the gallops and meeting different people within the racing industry. 

Mitch Manners

The third recipient of the John Tapp Race Calling Scholarship in 2008, Mitch is a graduate of what is colloquially called 'The Alan Thomas Academy for Race Callers'.

This young gun is the son of former jockey Michael, and his breeding backs up his talent on track for Sky Racing.