English Programme Presenters

Mark McNamara

Mark’s career in racing began in 1997 when he took up a cadetship with the Sydney-based racing radio station 2KY. He spent 12 years with 2KY and Sky Racing Australia calling thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing as well as studio presentation. In 2009 Mark took up the position as the Canterbury Commentator in Christchurch, New Zealand calling both thoroughbred and harness racing. Over a 10 year stint Mark called numerous Group 1 races including the New Zealand 2000 Guineas at Riccarton Park, as well as 10 New Zealand Cups, 10 Grand National Carnivals and several Group 1 New Zealand Trotting Cups at Addington Raceway. A short stint back at Sky Racing followed before his move to Hong Kong. Away from racing Mark follows Rugby League and his beloved Cronulla Sharks.


Tom Wood

Tom hails from a successful racing family with his parents training in partnership for a number of years, winning Group One races in New Zealand and Australia. In 2008 Tom joined New Zealand Racing Board's Trackside Television as a trainee commentator, before landing full time calling positions in Dunedin and the Central Districts. Tom was later picked up by the Singapore Turf Club in January 2017 and was promoted to be their number one broadcaster early in 2018.


Nick Child

Growing up in Islington, North London. Nick first took an interest in racing aged 13 and upon leaving school went to work for flat trainer Andrew Reid in Mill Hill. Spells in some very successful stables followed with the most notable being time spent with multiple champion National Hunt trainer Paul Nicholls and a close association with the 16-time Grade one winner Kauto Star. A regular on the Point-to-Point circuit as a race caller, this led to a position with the Selangor Turf Club in Malaysia, followed by a presenters job at Turf TV in the United Kingdom.  In 2016 Nick joined the Singapore Turf Club as a Broadcaster/Producer and had the opportunity to call numerous Group 1 races at Kranji before his move to Hong Kong in 2021.


Jenny Chapman

Jenny Chapman, twice champion Lady Jockey in Victoria, has a wealth of experience in racing broadcasts. She has worked for Channel 7 and Network 10 for well over a decade as a paddock and form analyst, including the live international telecast of the Melbourne Cup. Jenny began working on Hong Kong racing for Cable TV in 1995. Jenny is well respected in her role as Paddock Analyst on the "Trackside" programme, a position she assumed in 2007.

Paul Lally

Paul started working in the industry in the 1980s for the New Zealand Racing Board and also served as a Racing Secretary for six galloping and harness clubs around the country. He then moved to the United Kingdom to work for Ladbrokes where he learnt about compiling odds. After taking up the role of Head of Sports Betting with the New Zealand TAB, Paul joined the Hong Kong Jockey Club in 2008 to work in football betting and on the Jockey Challenge. The New Zealander now works as a consultant and is a popular tipster and analyst on "Racing To Win".


Alan Aitken

Alan Aitken has been based in Hong Kong for 17 years of a career history spanning almost four decades in horse racing, working extensively in newspapers, television and radio in Australia, as a consultant to the Australian Jockey Club, as a jockey manager and his resume includes the famous Sydney on-track promotion, the Punter's Podium. Aitken is renowned for his keen insight into all aspects of horse racing including form analysis for some of the most successful bettors in Hong Kong racing.




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