Sky Racing is a world leader in multi-venue, multi-channel race broadcasting, telecasting more than 80,000 races each year to millions of viewers in Australia and around the globe.
A pioneer of satellite television in Australia, Sky Racing transmits to more than 5,000 outlets across Australia, and into 30 countries around the world via satellite, cable, mobile and the Internet.
Sky Racing has a reach of more than two million Australian homes with the potential to more than double that figure in the near future.
With the launch of Sky Racing2 and Sky Racing World in 2010, Sky undertook an expansion of its network to give viewers the most comprehensive coverage of the three codes of racing anywhere in the world.
Racing fans watching racing in hotels, clubs, TABs or at home now have more choice and racing entertainment opportunities than ever before.
Sky Racing1 (Channel 519) is the long-established Sky Racing channel, which continues to give viewers comprehensive Australian thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing coverage.
Sky Racing2 (Channel 520) features all international racing, as well as offering viewers extended coverage and choice of Australian thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing. Sky Racing1 and Sky Racing2 are the core wagering channels and combined provide vision of all races that Tabcorp wagers on.
Sky Racing World (Channel 521) is the superior thoroughbred racing channel, capturing the best thoroughbred racing action from Australia and around the world.
Sky Racing is owned by Tabcorp – Australia’s premier gambling and entertainment group.
Sky Racing commenced transmission in 1985 when Australia's first domestic satellite was launched. This pioneering role created enormous interest in the possibilities for satellite narrowcasting, and a number of companies were formed to exploit the new technology.
Within two years operations merged into one entity - Sky Channel.
Launched into the home subscription market on FOXTEL, Optus Vision and AUSTAR in September 1998, Sky Channel was a primary driver of new pay television subscriptions in its initial years.
In 1998 the newly privatised NSW totalisator, Tab Limited, acquired Sky Channel for $260 million. Then, in 2004, Tabcorp secured Sky Channel as part of its takeover of Tab Limited.
In October 2009, Sky unveiled a new look and name under the ‘Sky Racing’brand.
The following year, Sky Racing heralded a revolution in the presentation of Australian racing, in partnership with Pay TV providers FOXTEL and AUSTAR, with the launch of Sky Racing2 and Sky Racing World to complement Sky Racing1.
Radio is also an integral part of the Sky Racing story.
Radio station 2KY, a Sydney broadcasting institution since 1925, was added to the Sky Racing media stable in 2001. Now known as Sky Sports Radio, it cemented Sky Racing’s status as a world leader in multimedia racing coverage.
Giving up smokes, annoying little dogs and whiskey, but not the chick!On second thoughts...maybe just the smokes and Tom Waterhouse
Did not need these gloves anyway.
Instead of buying my bus ticket I will walk to work this week and donate instead.
Reallocating my dart money
Lifes,luxuries too support the very much needed industry.
Much better spent on contributing to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.
I was going to buy this driver but I can go without for a while longer. Nice work james
giving up a couple of weeks of partying
Have given up a significant amount of inapp purchases on Candy Crush Saga!
Giving up a lot.
Rather give to the cause than the cause of headaches x
I have decided to give up my afternnon snacks for a week...after I finish this lot!
Donating my life savings ðŸ˜˜
I have chosen to give up my monthly magazine addiction!
Will give the sweet treats a miss this week.
I gave up my weekly treat of a fresh bunch of flowers and rescued a weed flower from the lawnmower instead. It only lasted an hour in the vase, but the warm fuzzy feeling I got from donating is still with me .
I donated the money I would send on vino
This was $5 so I gave it a miss and donated instead.
I give up buying a new iPod Mini. It is great cause.
Skipping my monthly leg waxing to donate to this wonderful cause. Not sure the hubby is enjoying it though.
I love coffee and am prepared to give it up for a week to support this fabulous cause.
I gave up getting my nails done and did them myself.
I wanted this chocolate fish but I will go without for such a great cause.
I gave up take away and cooked a stir fry instead.
I will give up a new pair of sunnies and stick with the old ones!
I will forgo my weekly cocktail
Adam is a Melbourne-based racing journalist and harness racing guru. He's had a lengthy association with Sky Racing's coverage of major harness carnivals in Australia and New Zealand, and is a regular panelist on In the Gig.
After a successful career as a Group One-winning jockey, Alf has established himself as a respected racing commentator. He is one of our Melbourne-based form experts and a regular on Form Line and Inside Running.
Alice has been a part of the racing and radio industry for over ten years. An ardent rugby league and racing enthusiast, she is part of the Sports Sunday team and produces special programs for Sky Sports Radio.
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 is the producer and host of Sky Racing’s international program, Racing Round The World. After working at National Hunt Racing in the UK, he migrated to Australia in 2004 and has been a valued member of the team ever since.
Andy is known at Sky Sports Radio as 'Mr Soccer'. If something's happening in the world game then Andy is the first person to reveal it to the Big Sports Breakfast listeners. He has previously worked with the likes of SBS TV and Fox Sports. One of Australia's leading football broadcasters, Andy has presented and reported major football events including the 1990 & 1994 World Cup finals and the 1996 & 2000 European Championships. Andy can be heard daily at 7.20am on the Big Sports Breakfast.
Andrew Webster, Chief Sports writer at The Sydney Morning Herald, has been writing about international and Australia sports in a variety of publications for more than 15 years. His bright, breezy and informative writing style has been adroitly adapted to his appearances on radio and TV. Andrew will be co-hosting the Big Sports Breakfast with Terry Kennedy on Friday mornings during the rugby league season.
An avid racing and sports enthusiast with a particular penchant for picking winners, Ashleigh joined the Sky Sports Radio team in 2010. A Sports media graduate, she has more than 10 years innvolvement in the radio and television industry. In addition to being the producer of Punters Post Mortem her dulcet tones may be heard reading the scratchings for race meetings during the weekly racing review programme.
A successful career in the saddle has given her enormous credibility as a host and analyst. Bernadette's expert opinions and insight into Queensland racing have proved invaluable.
Apart from his passion for racing, Chris has an incredible knowledge of popular music from his years as a DJ on Sydney radio. A great all-rounder, he's a regular host of Raceday.
Christy started her career in radio but has forged herself as a professional news presenter on Raceday. Christy hosts our dedicated country racing program, Off the Beaten Track and is a regular on some of our other magazine programs.
A Melbourne Cup-winning jockey and one of the racing industry's genuine nice-guys. Corey is as natural in front of the camera as he is in the saddle. He's a regular panelist on the popular program, Off the Rails.
Dave's on-air presentation is always informative and witty. He hosts The Punting Club, our dedicated greyhound racing program, The Catching Pen, and Raceday.
A former producer/reporter for the Nine Network in Melbourne, Gareth boasts a solid news reporting background, which is reflected in his incisive Raceday presentation.
Glenn started with TAB.com.au back in 1999 and has been around the racetrack since birth. Glen is now the face of TAB.com.au, informing customers with all the latest sports and racing updates. Glen is also co-host of The Punting Club, on Sky Racing.
Part of Sky's original on-air team in 1986, Graham is one of Australia's most respected sports broadcasters and documentary makers. He now produces special racing programs for Sky Racing and helps develop young presenters and race callers.
A versatile and talented broadcaster, Grant is a regular Raceday host. He's well versed in another brand of horsepower – motor racing – where his dulcet tones can be heard above the sound of reverberating engines.
Greg is a great all-rounder who's general sports knowledge is matched only by his racing expertise. He is an important member of the In The Gig team, can also be found hosting Raceday.
After a lengthy reign as host of Raceday on Sky Sports Radio, Greg made a smooth transition to Sky Racing where he anchors the irreverent program, Off the Rails. He also presents on Sky Racing World and hosts trackside at big meetings.
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 and Inside Running.
Since having joined 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. His regular role is co-host of Sports Sunday and during the summer months Jimmy, co-hosts the Big Sports Breakfast Summer Edition with Stuart Clark.
John was the voice and face of Sydney racing for more than 30 years before retiring in 1998. His iconic status in the industry makes him a huge asset at Sky Racing. He currently presents John Tapp's Inside Racing and co-hosts our harness racing program In The Gig.
As panel operator and self confessed “Jersey King”, Jono has the unenviable and, sometimes, unpredictable task of guiding TK and Slats on a three-and-a-half hour live radio programme. His commercial radio career started at Austereo in 1998 and in 2000 he moved to Sky Sports Radio and after stints in other commercial radio networks, he returned in 2006 as panel operator for BSB. Jono is also a talented voice over artist who can be heard regularly on Sky Sports Radio and other commercial campaigns.
Katherine joined Sky Racing more than five years ago and has worked her way up from the engine room to her current role as Senior Producer of Racing. In addition to her production responsibilities, Katherine has become a regular at early morning track work in Sydney. Her insightful interviews give punters the edge in picking their next winner.
Larry is one of a handful of jockeys to win both the Melbourne Cup and the Golden Slipper. He is Sky Racing's Queensland Raceday form analyst.
From glamour jockey to rascally raconteur – it has been an easy transition for the man who calls himself ‘Miracle'. He provides insightful slant on racing during the Winners Circle racing segment of Sports Sunday from 7am and lends his talents to television for Off the Rails on Sky Racing World each Tuesday. As a jockey he won three premierships, one as an apprentice and is best known for his association with one of the all-time greats, Kingston Town.
In 2000, Mario joined the Big Sports Breakfast team and in 2005 he became the Executive Producer. 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 2000 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.
Mark is one of our Melbourne-based thoroughbred form experts. He has a great passion for racing and is a regular on Inside Running.
Matthew joined the Sky Racing team in 1996 after nine years in radio. He has a strong racing heritage and is one of Sky Racing's most popular and authorative presenters. Matthew has been doing a fantastic job as the host of our flagship magazine program, Racing Retro.
Sydney-born but Queensland-bred, Michael has enjoyed a long and varied career in racing, as a jockey, punter and form assessor. He is one of our resident form analysts who co-hosts Inside Running on Saturdays.
Originally from Sydney, Michael has extensive experience in the media including radio, race broadcasting and TV host in Singapore. He is our Asian racing specialist.
'Slats' played 74 tests and 42 one day internationals for Australia in an 11-year cricket career. Swapping the willow for the microphone, he has been a part of many international cricket broadcasts and he co-hosts the Big Sports Breakfast with with Terry Kennedy each weekday from 5:30am.
Boasting a vast and impressive sports commentating background, Mike is a key member of the Sky Racing on-air team. The professionalism developed over many years as a broadcaster is evident in his presentation of Raceday and Inside Running.
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 he 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 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.
Peter joined Sky Sports Radio in 1999 and soon after became the panel operator for the Big Sports Breakfast. Co-host at the time, Greg Radley, imposed on him the alliteration-laden pseudonym “Peter the perfect panel-puncher from Putney” which has stuck even after his 2006 promotion to producer of the breakfast program. Working with executive producer, Mario Kolotas, he has won a reputation of tenaciously tracking down sporting interviews from around the world even if his pursuits were hiding behind Do Not Disturb signs on hotel room doors. In the rugby league arena he is a devoted Tigers supporter.
Racing editor of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph he is one of the most respected racing journalists in Australia. Ray is a regular on the Winners Circle on Sports Sunday. His insightful news and views add considerable authority to Sky Sports Radio's racing programs. Ray also appears periodically on Sky Racing's Inside Running.
Richard is a member of the renowned F.B.I. (Freedman Brothers Incorporated) racing stables. He is an insightful, outspoken and, sometimes, outrageous member of the 'Racing Retro' team and is now a regular on 'Raceday'.
A passionate Queenslander, Rod is one of Australia's most experienced racing journalists. He can be heard daily at 6.30am on the Big Sports Breakfast and is Sky Sports Radio's Program Manager.
Ron is a former jockey, astute form analyst and successful racehorse owner. His incisive and sometimes cheeky observations can be heard on Sky Sports Radio and Racing Retro, where his verbal sparring with Richard Freedman is legendary.
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. For good measure, for many years, he was the “Come on Down” voice-over man on the TV show, The Price is Right. However, throughout his long media career, Shawn’s love of racing was undiminished and he is revelling in a return to all codes of racing on Sky Sports Radio. Shawn hosts Racing HQ every Tuesday and is part of the National Racing Service team.
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 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.
Famed former Australia and NSW cricketer, Stuart Clark, joined the Sports Sunday 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 and is a co-host of the Big Sports Breakfast Summer Edition.
A consummate radio professional, Tanya boasts more than 20 years of experience in the radio industry. She now is a vital part of the Sports Sunday production team and, utilising her previous experience in radio news rooms, she presents several bulletins with all of the latest sporting news during the three-hour programme.
Terry's experience in the media dates back to 1982, when he joined Network Ten. He's hosted and called many sporting events. He has a passion for rugby league and racing and a solid overall sporting knowledge which is vital in his role as co-host with Michael Slater on The Big Sports Breakfast.'TK' also hosts Punters Post Mortem every Monday from 9am-10am on Sky Sports Radio.