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From Bernadette Cooper

Tips for Beaudesert (R)
Friday, 25 Apr 2014

Race Tips
1 4 - Amazing Mr Hughes
7 - Russian Lace
5 - At First Gaze
6 - Cool Choice
2 3 - Royal Lover
1 - Indubious
4 - No Win No Wine
5 - Bronco
3 12 - I'm Chillin'
13 - Aussie Mistress
7 - Echelon Annie
15 - Mishani Pagan
KEY: Best Bet Best Quinella Best Trifecta Best Trifecta Special Best at Odds

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Adam Hamilton

In his former capacity as a Melbourne-based journalists, Adam covered gallops and harness racing for the Herald-Sun newspaper and had a lengthy association with the Sky coverage of major harness racing carnivals in Australia and New Zealand as well as appearances on In the Gig. Now Adam is seen and heard even more regularly on Sky Racing and Sky Sports Radio following his career change to Melbourne based Media Manager of TAB.

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Alf Matthews

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.

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Alice Lindeman

Alice has been a part of the racing and radio industry for over ten years. An ardent rugby league and racing enthusiast, she is a racing and sports producer and can be heard reading the scratchings from time to time.

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Amelia Oberhardt

Amelia grew up in Brisbane in a world of radio, print, media and sport. Working her way around Australian radio, reporting, producing and promoting, Amelia progressed to television, reporting Sydney traffic for Channel 9’s Today Show. A former reporter forThe Big Sports Breakfast, she now joins the Sky Racing team presenting magazine programs Bred To Win and Off The Beaten Track bringing a wealth of media experience and equine passion to the chair.

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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!

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Andrew Le Jeune

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.

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Andrew Paschalidis

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.

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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 co-hosts the Big Sports Breakfast with Terry Kennedy on Friday mornings during the rugby league season.

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Ashleigh McGregor

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, Racing HQ and National Racing Serviceher dulcet tones may be heard reading the scratchings for race meetings during the weekly racing review program.

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Bernadette Cooper

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.

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Chris Kearns

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.

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Dave Carlson

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.

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Gareth Hall

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.

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Gavin Carmody

Gavin Carmody joined Sky Racing on a full-time basis in 2011 after spending 10 years as a producer of Australia's most successful radio program, the Alan Jones Breakfast Show on 2GB. He previously worked at Radio 2UE and Sky News. Gavin has racing in his blood. His brother, Craig, was a very successful jockey for many years in Sydney, and Singapore whorode multiple Group One winners. Gavin is the regular host of Saturday Race Day.

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Glenn Munsie

Glenn started with TAB.COM.AU back in 1999 and has been around the racetracks practically from birth as the son of former renowned jockey Norm Munsie. Glenn is the Sydney face and voice of TAB informing customers of all the latest sports and racing updates. His feature tasks include co-host of The Punting Club on Sky Racing and providing all of the latest betting trends for main metropolitan meetings during Racing HQ every Saturday morning.

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Graham McNeice

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.

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Grant Boyden

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.

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Greg Hayes

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.

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Greg Radley

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.

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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 and Inside Running.

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Jimmy Smith

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 Big Sports Breakfast Weekend and during the summer months Jimmy, co-hosts Big Sports Breakfast Summer with Stuart Clark.

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John Tapp

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.

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Jono Farr

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. Jono’s radio career started in 1998 with Austereo and two years later he joined Sky Sports 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 5.30program, The Best of the Big Sports Breakfast.

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Katherine Jones

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.

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Larry Olsen

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.

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Malcolm Johnston

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 racing segment of Big Sports Breakfast Weekend 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.

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Mario Kolotas

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.

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Mark Guest

Mark is one of our Melbourne-based thoroughbred form experts. He has a great passion for racing and is a regular on Inside Running.

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Matthew Browning

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.

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Michael Fraser

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.

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Michael Maxworthy

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.

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Michael Slater

'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.

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Mike McCann

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.

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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 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.

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Peter Duffy

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.

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Ray Thomas

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 racing segment on Big Sports Breakfast Weekend. 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.

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Richard Freedman

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'.

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Ron Dufficy

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.

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Shawn Cosgrove

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.

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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 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.

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Stuart Clark

Famed former Australia and NSW cricketer, Stuart Clark, joined the big Sports Breakfast Weekend 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.

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Susanne Messara

Susanne brings a wealth of experience ranging from producing for 2GB Radio to on-air production and reporting for commercial television. Her career with Channel 9, included being a Hollywood correspondent live from LA and a producer/reporter for "Mornings with Kerri-Anne". No stranger to racing, Susanne was born into the game and is well-armed to report colour stories on Australia’s major race carnivals, showcasing women in racing and the social side of the sport. Susanne is the new panelist of Sky Racing’s popular magazine program, GG Girls.

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Tanya White

A consummate radio professional, Tanya boasts more than 20 years of experience in the radio industry. She now is a vital part of the Big Sports Breakfast Weekend production team. Utilising her previous experience in radio news rooms, she presents several bulletins with all of the latest sporting news during the three-hour program.

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Terry Kennedy

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.

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Tony Brassel

Tony has more than two decades as a racing journalist and form expert. He has a great passion for racing and co-hosts Inside Running and Trials and Tribulations where his opinions are widely respected.

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