After being named the UK’s first on-course female horse race caller, trailblazing broadcaster Dani Jackson will likely be the following guest on Day by day Express Sport’s #SheCan series. Jackson will join Pandora Forsyth live this Wednesday at 12pm across Day by day Express and Day by day Express Sport’s social media channels.
Earlier this month, Newbury Racecourse announced a partnership that may see Jackson develop into its official live on-course commentator for all charity races in 2022. She is the inaugural participant in a newly-launched initiative, ‘Odds Against: Newbury’s Female Commentator Programme’.
It’s going to shape a pathway for aspiring female race callers to develop their careers through live race day experiences. Jackson’s first outing will likely be the Injured Jockeys Fund Charity Race, in celebration of Her Majesty’s Platform Jubilee, on the Al Shaqab Lockinge with Ladies Day on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
As a part of RaceTech’s latest search for brand new commentators, she recently flourished as considered one of six race callers from a field of 29 applicants chosen from the highly-competitive recruitment process. And after cementing her partnership with Newbury, Jackson expressed her excitement.
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She said: “I’m very excited and honoured to be involved with this latest initiative and be named the primary female commentator as a part of Newbury’s brand-new programme to assist construct a pathway for more female voices into horse racing commentary.”
“Commentating has been a passion of mine for several years, but this programme is providing a more regular platform for live raceday experience that I’ve not had and I’m looking forward to debuting my first live UK call at such a prestigious track in May.”
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Harriet Collins, Marcomms Director at Newbury Racecourse, said: “Now we have all watched with great admiration because the likes of jockeys Rachael Blackmore and Hollie Doyle constantly perform at the highest of the game, and we actually wanted to have a look at the ways we may be a positive influence for change and progression in the game.
“Female race commentators haven’t been heard in British racing in any significant capability and we’re really excited to welcome Dani to the commentary box for the 4 charity races we host this yr on the racecourse and hope this latest initiative provides some live experience for Dani, and in time we hear female race callers on a more regular basis.”
Make sure you tune into Day by day Express Sport’s social media channels at noon on Wednesday for Dani Jackson’s chat with our very own Pandora Forsyth.