Jess Davidson

Presenter, Broadcastingview all people

I worked in the Harness Racing industry and was lucky enough to be approached by the NZ Racing Board to join the organisation within the Broadcasting department in 2007, as a Trainee Producer. I am now a Presenter for our two television channels, TAB TV and Trackside Television, presenting on racing product to viewers.

A typical day starts with studying each race I will be covering and each runners form, and also keeping up to date on the racing industry and NZ Racing Board news and promotions, before heading to the Avalon studio's for filming. I also assist with the production and promotion of US Harness Racing to our New Zealand audience through direct contact with the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey.

What I enjoy most about my role is the people I get to work with on a day to day basis. I am a part of a passionate and hardworking team, that never falter in delivering the best possible product for our customers, often in high pressure situations. Working in such a specialised field, it never ceases to amaze me the amount of knowledge and passion around me for the racing industry. To have so much experience, skill and knowledge in one field all under one roof is something to be very proud of and celebrated. There is always an opportunity to improve and expand our knowledge, and also create new projects and ideas.

I love my role and being able to work in and give back to, an industry I am so passionate about. It just goes to show you can go from literally picking up horse manure as a stable hand each morning, to becoming a presenter if you set your mind to it!

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