Presenters

Andrew Kuuse

Sports Overnight host

  • When the majority of us turn out the lights, Andrew relishes his job of keeping up to date with the never-ending cycle of sports and racing news.
  • The international racing circuit takes Andrew to the UK and across mainland Europe, as well as South Africa and the Asian venues including Singapore and Hong Kong.

“It’s like travelling the globe without a passport!”

  • With many of the biggest global sports stories breaking while we sleep, Andrew ensures he is across the action from the EPL, PGA or whatever sport is making headlines.

For those who can’t keep their eyes open long enough to keep updated on the overnight action…catch up with Andrew’s program here.

 

http://rsn.net.au/programs/rsn-sports-overnight-2/

Adam White @White_Adam

Breakfast and Winners contributor

  • Whitey has practiced sports journalism for well over a decade, and prides himself on his understanding of action on the field, as well as the issues that shape sport off the field.
  • Self professed punting guru, Whitey backs himself to tip winners in almost any sport.

“Rest assured, if I’ve tipped it on the radio, I’ve backed it myself!”

  • Adam’s father, who similarly worked in racing media, was a significant contributor to Adam’s love of racing which has now seen him own gallopers and pacers.

“I am privileged to play such an important role over the spring carnival each year with the station that has provided the best and most comprehensive coverage for years.”

Brad Baker

Correct Weight host

  • Punting specialist who loves to deliver value, Brad’s race calling career kicked off at the tender age of 14.

“Hopefully everything I’ve learned is helping me to nail some real value for the racing and sports punter.”

  • In his time as a sports broadcaster Brad has expanded his range of expertise to include all Aussie sports as well as America’s NBA.

 

Brett McLaughlin  @brettsbanter

Producer of ‘Racing Ahead and ‘Winners’, host of #FridayFollows

  • After spending more time in the TAB than in class, Brett decided to pursue his passion for racing, landing his first job as a writer for the WATC Club.

“It was there that I honed my craft of form analysis and the study of bloodstock sale catalogues.’

  • A respected racing journalist for the past decade,

Brian Mazoletti

RSN 927 Racing host

  • Brian believes he was destined to work at a sports radio station, and with 22 years of hosting RSN 927 Racing there can be no doubt that he has fulfilled that destiny.

“Every afternoon I’m part of a team that aims to give you the best possible coverage of the days racing.”

David Manning

RSN 927 Racing host

  • A trots trainer himself, David runs a stable where he operates on the principles of getting the most from each horse’s ability and rewarding owners and punters for their investment.
  • David aims to use his experience to provide punters with plenty of material to make informed decisions.

Fr Gerard Dowling

Family Counsellor Program Host

  • For over 40 years Father Gerard has been the voice of the Family Counsellor, a feat that is rumoured to be an Australian broadcasting record.
  • Father Gerard takes pride in listening to and guiding callers in their times of need.

John Bowden

Newsman

  • John has dedicated his working life to becoming an expert in compiling and presenting radio news bulletins.
  • His proficiency at collating the news, combined with his love of racing ensures that he is able to tailor the bulletin perfectly to RSN listeners.

“I’ve been a radio journalist, news director and sports presenter of Melbourne radio all my working life – I don’t want to do anything else!”

  • John is optimistic about the direction of racing and along with the team at RSN, is committed to working hard to attract more supporters.

John Browne

RSN 927 Racing Host

  • John first found himself in the chair of the Racing Host in the mid-80s when the regular presenter fell ill. John rose to the challenge, and has occupied the position every Saturday night since.
  • Growing up, John dreamt of emulating legendary racing hosts such as Bob Cornish, Les Heil and John Vertigan.

“They seemed so authoritative and have the audience hanging on every word – I wanted to be just like them.

John Thwaites @Thwaitesy_J

Racing host

  • The colour, excitement and never ending drama of the track is what initially captured John’s attention and enticed him to pursue a career in the racing industry.

“There’s nothing better than presenting all codes of racing to RSN listeners and delivering punters the latest market moves to help them in the never-ending quest to back a winner

  • Away from the track, John waits patiently for the day his mighty Demons secure their next AFL premiership flag.

Matt Stewart @MattHeraldSun

On the Punt host

  • Matt Stewart spends his Saturday mornings putting his extensive racing knowledge into practice, presenting a comprehensive preview of the day’s racing ahead – all from a punter’s perspective.

“My on-air philosophy? Have a laugh, call it straight, find a winner.”

  • The beautiful horses, as well as the sights, sounds and smell of the track still resonate with Matt even after being involvd in racing for more than 30 years.

I first went to the track in 1982. I was hooked! Still am.”

Michael Christian @Chrisso_21

Sports Heaven host

  • Now in his 11th year hosting RSN Breakfast, Chrisso combines his passion for sport with a wealth of experience to deliver dynamic sporting conversation.
  • Chrisso and his on-air partner Mick McGuane were both part of the premiership winning Collingwood side in 1990.

“My tip: if you like sport then we’ll cover it all… we’ll speak to the stars, have an opinion and ask for your say, on RSN Sports Heaven with Chrisso & McGuane.”

  • Having completed a Dimploma of Horse Breeding, Chrisso now dedicates much of his time to breeding and racing thoroughbreds.

“Nothing comes close to breeding or racing a winner.”

Get a taste of Chrisso and McGuane’s Sports Heaven here:

Travis Cloke on what has changed at Colingwood from RSN Racing & Sport on Vimeo.

 

Michael Felgate @MFelgate7

Racing Ahead host

  • Best known for his award-winning career as a sports journalist for Channel 7, many of Michael’s accolades have come from his involvement in the racing industry.
  • Michael’s passion for racing as well as his commitment to sports reporting makes him the perfect candidate to follow the stories that shape racing.

Mick McGuane

Sports Heaven host

  • All Australian footballer and premiership winner, Mick McGuane loves nothing more than talking through sport’s biggest issues.

“Talking sport is in my veins, and racing is my passion, whether it’s the AFL, cricket, tennis, soccer, boxing…or all three racing codes.

  • Mick’s ethos on Sports Heaven is to deliberate on the big issues making sports headlines, at the same time as having a bit of fun with AFL’s biggest names.
  • His role as the Senior Coach at Keilor Football Club keeps Mick’s footy brain functioning.
  • Mick is the proud winner of the 1994 Goal of the Year – watch the black and white magic unfold below.

Nadia Horne @nadiahorne

Winners host

  • Once harbouring a desire to become an accountant, Nadia instead put her proficiency with figures to use as a radio form analyst.
  • Nadia was intrigued by racing analysis even as a 13 year old, and has worked across Australia on a range of media platforms.

“With my knowledge of the analytical elements of form. I bring this valuable insight to RSN’s Winners program to help punters find a winner.”

Riley Phelan

Sports Overnight host

  • Growing up Riley’s passion for sports was matched only by his interest in radio.

I followed my dream to Broken Hill and spent five wonderful years in the outback reporting on all the local sport including the famous St.Pat’s race meeting, and the Saturday nigh harness racing at Memorial Paceway.”

  • Before he commenced his current role of hosting RSN’s Sports Overnight show, Riley spent 15 years as the Producer of RSN’s breakfast show uncovering stories and tracking down talent.

Warren Huntly @WarrenHuntly

Correct Weight co-host

  • Having spent 20 years as a regular at Flemington track work, as well as managing jockeys Steven Arnold has given Warren a unique perspective into the inner sanctum of racing.

Not many people get the chance to work in an industry that they’re so passionate about, and my role as a form analyst and trackwork reporter could be described as my dream job.”

  • Warren is well known within the industry for the passion he holds for racing, and it is this passion that enables him to confidently broadcast his opinions.

Adam Crettenden @cretters

Racecaller

  • Adam enjoys success on both sides of the track, juggling his duties as a race caller for RSN 927 with the occasional harness ride.

“You never know why you’ll get from day to day…it might be the debut run of a horse which goes on to greatness, or something unpredictably bizarre or funny.”

  • Adam understands that timeliness and accuracy are essential to RSN listeners and is committed to providing both in his daily broadcasts.

 

Adam Olszanksi @adam_is_calling

‘The Thoroughbred’ and ‘Correct Weight’ host. Race caller.

  • For as long as he remembers Adam has had the ambition to be a world-class race caller, making his debut in Alexandra aged 15.

“Since then I’ve developed into a caller who I hope is exciting and accurate.”

  • Adam lists calling ‘So You Think’ winning a Cox Plate and several of Black Caviar’s triumphs as career highlights that similarly motivate him to improve his performance.

 

Brendan Delaney

Race caller

  • One of the most touted young race callers in the business, Brendan is thrilled to be in the thick of what he considers his dream job.

“From the glitz and glamour of the Spring, to the thrills and excitement of jumps racing in the winter, nothing compares to the enjoyment I get out of racing.”

  • Brendan is passionate about bringing listeners the best racing coverage from across Victoria, and is a name you are likely to be hearing more and more from.

Craig Rail

Race caller

  • Having commenced his radio career aged 17, Craig has dedicated himself to working his way up from managing scratching information in Queensland before getting his chance on air and finding himself down south at RSN.
  • A passionate devotee of harness racing, Craig lists Christian Cullen as the best horse he’s seen, just pipping Courage under Fire and more recently Victorian Smoken Up.

 

Dan Mielicki

Chief Harness racecaller

  • Dan is widely regarded as one of the best Harness racing callers in the industry, not least Victoria.

“My role is to be accurate with the call, and to excite the listener about what I’m seeing.”

  • Dan has spent time calling both thoroughbred and harness races for television and radio platforms across country and city meetings.

 

Greg Miles (OAM)

Australia’s leading racecaller

  • Taking over from Joe Brown at the ABC in 1981, Greg Miles certainly had big boots to fill.
  • Looking back there can be no doubt that Greg well and truly filled them, last year calling a record 35th Melbourne Cup.

“I now call all Melbourne metropolitan races, not just for the radio, but also on-course, and across television platforms.”

  • Greg’s voice is widely recognized not only in racing circles but also by the wider Victorian community, his famous Makybe Diva ‘a champion becomes a legend’ becoming the stuff of legend
  • Early 2016 saw Greg’s contribution to racing commemorated with an Order of Australia medal.

 

Paul Hammon

Greyhound caller.

  • Growing up in Shepparton, Paul’s affinity with greyhounds started when he was in high school, catching the train into the city to watch a dog he described as fastest beginner he’s ever seen.

“From that point on, I was bitten by the greyhound bug – it’s fast, furious and exciting.”

  • Paul takes great pleasure in calling the action of the canines he considers to be magnificently intelligent.

 

Rick McIntosh @ricmacracing

Racecaller. Country racing and jumps racing specialist.

  • In Rick’s 25 years of broadcasting he has covered almost every sport under the sun, but insists that racing will always be number one.

“I love all the codes, I understand the punt, and I know what the fans, owners and sponsors go racing for.”

  • Particularly concerned with country racing as well as jumps racing, Rick considers himself responsible for making his calls as exciting and colourful as possible without compromising the accuracy.

“I know what you need from the race caller when you’ve had a wager with your hard-earned.”

 

Rob Testa

Greyhound caller.

  • More than 30 years as a race caller, 26 of these spent at RSN, has not dampened the love Rob holds for the art of race calling.
  • Rob’s race calling philosophy sounds something like keeping it simple.

“It’s the race itself which is the essence of the listener or viewer, and essentially they’re our customers.”

  • Rob is highly appreciative of the opportunity to be a part of the tradition of Australian race calling.

“One of the most striking and iconic Australian sounds is the Aussie race caller.”

 

Terry Bailey @terrythesaint

Race caller

  • Terry has called races for his entire working life, with his appreciation for the Sport of Kings not yet wearing thin.

“When you have passion, and a genuine love of every facet of the sport, you get rewards that other careers just can’t match.”

  • Of the opinion that racing should be exciting, even over the top, Terry rides on the rollercoaster of emotions that racing brings.

“Calling lets you paint your own canvas and make it a piece of art.”

 

Matt Jackson @Mjackson_racing

Race caller

  • Passionate about all codes of racing, Matt is one of the youngest callers in the industry and feels blessed to be living his dream.

“It wouldn’t matter if it was a four dog greyhound race at Shepparton or a Melbourne Cup, the thrill of bringing the awesome spectacle of horse and greyhound racing to listeners is truly special.”

  • Matt strives to be the best in his field and hopes to leave a lasting legacy that captures the magic moments that racing delivers.

 

Ron Hawkwell

Greyhound caller. Industry Stalwart.

  • An integral part of Victorian Greyhound for the past 40 years, an achievement that has been recognized with a lifetime membership to The Meadows.
  • Ron has been responsible for calling the Topgun race every year since 1993.

“I remember calling the first Topgun for RSN927 in 1993, while the great Bill Collins was a few boxes down calling the race for Channel 10,” he said. “ It was one of my greatest thrills to call alongside Bill.”

 

Chris Beaumont

Leading thoroughbred analyst.

  • Chris acknowledges the countless hours of form study required to understand the capabilities of every horse competing and where it’s capabilities lie.
  • Presenting online reports allows Chris to factor in variables such as track bias, track condition and betting trends to help listeners put their best dollar forward.

“I’m not happy if the tips don’t steer listeners towards the winners. After all, I’m a punter too!”

 

Chris Nelson @qldtrials

Queensland form analyst.

  • As well as his role at Best Bets that sees Chris providing commentary on every runner in metropolitan Queensland, he is also busy broadcasting his tips on racing stations in Queensland, WA as well as RSN.
  • Chris has always loved the racing scene in the Sunshine State, and is well accustomed to spending hours pouring over race and barrier trial videos.

“It’s a never ending battle to stay in front of the game.”

 

Dean Lester @defier1

Supreme form analyst

  • Perhaps it is his varied experiences in the racing industry that have helped Dean form such weighted opinions.

“I grew up on stud farms, then moved into the owning and training of racehorses, the managing of jockeys, and trackwork-clocking for the media, before settling into my current role as form analyst and commentator.

  • Dean understands that the modern punter is already informed, savvy and opinionated, therefore wants to provide that extra layer of complexity that could make for a winning race day.

“If my lifetime of experience in racing can add something to their knowledge in their quest to back a winner, then I’m doing my job.”

 

George Farrugia

Carnival’s greyhound form expert.

  • Having been around greyhounds for as long as he can remember, George remembers first securing a part-time job just so he could pay for his very own greyhound.

“The thrill and speed of the sport is certainly infectious”

  • In between his first job as a writer for the National Greyhound Form, George tried his hand at AFL writing before returning to racing as an analyst at RSN and Carnival.

 

Greg Polson

Speed map creator and analyst

  • Greg has been behind the creation of publicly available speed maps on Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane racing for more than a decade and thinks punters should pay more attention to the information held in speed maps.

“I believe that pace and positioning in races aren’t’ given the consideration they deserve, and that track bias is an over-used term.”

  • After a long career of heading to the track, Greg is pleased that the quality of TV and radio coverage allows him to analyze races more efficiently from his office.

“I’m a punter first, punter second, and punter third. I don’t get overly involved with the politics of racing.”

 

Jason Bonnington @JasonBonnington

Harness Racing Victoria Good Form analyst.

  • Growing up a young thoroughbred fan, it was not until he watched a Trots race on Channel 31 that he fell in love with the code.

“I loved everything about it – a sport full of human characters and equine legends that raced on year after year and became like trusted friends.”

  • As a form analyst, Jason relies on several of the tools he collected as a thoroughbred enthusiast.

“We use speed maps, sectionals, video replays and ratings, and I’m rapt to say that the intellectual property developed from a misspent youth has helped inspire the Good Form punting platform.”

Check out Jason’s Good Form blog here…goodform.trot.com.au/

 

Youtube channel : https://www.youtube.com/

 

Neil Brown

Deputy chairman of Sandown Greyhound Racing Club, form analyst.

  • A chance encounter with a greyhound race in 1968 ignited a passion for the breed that has never left Neil, with over forty years of racing experience.

“I’ve seen all the great champions from Zoom Top to Miata, and travelled all over Australia and overseas serving on industry boards and organisations.”

  • The knowledge that Neil holds is irrefutable. Having worked in print, television and radio mediums, Neil’s current position as Publicity Officer for the Australian Greyhound Racing Association give him plenty of weight.

 

Ray Huxley

Markets and form analyst. Veteren racing reporter.

  • Commencing his journalism career aged 15 with the notorious Truth magazine, Ray Huxley is now recognized as one of the most established figures in the racing media industry.

“Truth was considered a scandal sheet, but it had the reputation of the best form guide in Melbourne, and I was one of the form boys.”

  • Appointed Chief Racing Writer for the Melbourne Herald in 1986, Ray held this position for fourteen years until the closure of the paper culminated in Ray going into business for himself.

“It’s been a great life, and a real pleasure to meet the people in racing and to watch champion horses while you work. When racing gets into your blood, well, you’ll never tire of it.”

Blake Redden @BlakeRedden

Trots news reporter

  • Blake struggles to remember a time when racing wasn’t a part of his life, with his schooling often taking a back seat to the races.

“I vividly remember ducking out of class to catch races on the radio when I got a chance.”

  • After spending time as a program producer at RSN, Blake took up a position as communications officer at Harness Racing Victoria where he covers all things trots.

“With square gating taking off and some genuine superstars emerging in the sport, I can’t wait to bring all the trots news straight to RSN listeners.”

 

Craig Gabriel @crosscourt1

International tennis correspondent

  • Craig spends seven to eight months of the year following the international tennis circuit and reporting on the action.
  • Admitting that the jet setting lifestyle isn’t bad, Craig insists that a lot of hard work goes into his craft.

“When the day’s play ends is when the job really starts, often you’re on call round the clock and you’ve got to sound awake, reporting to stations around the globe.”

  • As well as broadcasting, Craig works as a media director at tournaments around the world and manages the media affairs of certain players on tour.

“I’ve lived in four countries, but I’m glad to call Sydney home, that is, when I’m not heading off to another tournament!”

 

Ken Piesse

Prolific cricket author and commentator.

  • Ken Piesse is Australia’s most published living sports author, having written 75 books, 40 of those being on cricket.
  • Describing himself as the ultimate cricket tragic, Ken considers the MCG to be his home away from home.
  • For the past two decades Ken has been the go-to cricket brain on RSN.

“I love all three brands of the game and say so most days on RSN Breakfast with Chrisso and McGuane.

 

Ray Warren

Famed rugby correspondent.

  • Widely known as the voice of rugby, Ray Warren in fact commenced his commentating career as a race caller – calling three Melbourne Cups in his time.
  • In 1992 however Ray commenced a lengthy tenure as Rugby League commentator for Channel 9 and became known for his passionate calls on the game.
  • Ray sees his role at RSN is to bring update Melburnians on what is making sports headlines in Sydney.

“Sometimes I’ll ad my constructive criticism, and all the time I’ll be swatting away the rev-ups that Chrisso and Mick deal out.”

 

Ron Flatter @ronflatter

New York correspondant

  • Based in New York City, Ron got a wonderful taste of the Australian sporting scene when he witnessed Makybe Diva win her thirkd Melbourne Cup.

I was a Yank living in Australia at the time, and saw how exhilarating sport can be for an entire nation.”

  • Having covered everything from the Kentucky Derby, to the soccer World Cup and the Super Bowl, Ron is sure to provide a comprehensive update on the happenings in the West.

“I enjoy interviewing Aussie competitors based in the US about their sporting passions and sharing those stories with our listeners.”

 

Russell Milton @RussMilton11

Soccer correspondent.

  • Russell is a former professional footballer, with 18 years in the game taking him to Arsenal, Cheltenham and Hong Kong.
  • Now managing English based Cheltenham Town FC, Russell has also worked as a match summarizer with BBC Radio.

“My job at RSN is to keep Aussie football fans in touch with the news and results from my side of the world.”