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RTE Horse Racing Presenters

RTE cover all the big horse racing meetings during the Irish season and also branch out to cover the Cheltenham Fetsival.  However, the coverage is enhanced immeasurably by a strong team of presenters, whose knowledege of the sport improves the live horse racing for the viewer.

Take a look at the people in front of the RTE screen who provide top tips and analysis for the live action.

Tom Lee

Tom Lee has grown of late in the world of horse racing and he is now one of the top betting roving reporters going providing viewers with the latest news from the bookmakers. 

An integral part of RTE's coverage Lee has now been seen working for Channel Four in the UK replacing John McCririck on some occasions.

Learn more about Tom Lee and read his top tips in our special section.

Robert Hall

Robert Hall is an integral part of RTE's live horse racing coverage and his knowledge of the sport comes across in his broadcasting. 

A consummate professional in front of a camera, Hall not only enlightens the viewer on the latest developments on the up-and-coming races, but guides his audience through the future races with aplomb.

Ted Walsh

Ted Walsh is a name synonymous with horse racing and he has worked in all areas of the sport.  After finishing off as a jockey he took out a trainers licence and still to this day is training winners in Ireland and sometimes sending his better horses to the Cheltenham Festival.

The father of top jockeys Ruby and Katie, Ted has now becoming an excellent analyst and present for RTE racing.  His knowledge of all things racing enhances the coverage considerably, especially at the Galway and Punchestown Festivals.

Brian Gleeson

Brian Gleeson is one of Irish racing's most well-known faces and his years of experience in horse racing broadcasting shows during the live Irish horse racing coverage.

Gleeson originally worked in radio before making the transition to the screen and he has since become a big betting expert for RTE racing as well providing first class presenting skills.

Tracy Piggott

Tracy Piggott was always going to venture into the world of racing and she certainly has made a big impact.  Daughter of the great ex-flat jockey Lester, Tracy has become a big part of RTE's horse racing coverage.

Working on all the big festivals with the channel Piggott's knowledge of the sport shines through and she is a major asset to the television channel.