Former Today Show sports reporter Tim Gilbert to host new Sky racing show

Former Today show sports reporter Tim Gilbert has resurfaced at Sky News where he will be hosting a new Saturday Morning horseracing show, Racing Dreams, alongside Peter Gleeson.

Gilbert left Nine after 23 years at the beginning of the year as part of Today’s new line up, while Gleeson joined Sky as a contributor in June last year.

Peter Gleeson and Tim Gilbert will host Racing Dreams

The 12-part weekly show is a partnership with Racing NSW, Arrowfield Stud and BetEasy. The show will launch at 10am on Saturday 9.

The episodes will follow the journey of thoroughbred horse ownership through the eyes of the people living their dream and provide an insider’s look into the world of racing syndicates.

Racing Dream will also appear free-to-air on WIN-TV.

Gilbert said: “What a great way for me personally to launch into this next chapter of my career. There are few sports that offer the range of back stories that horse racing does, dreams can be dashed but when they come true on the track it’s magic.”

Paul Whittaker, Sky News chief executive added: “Racing Dreams is an exciting addition to our Saturday morning line-up, giving our viewers a rare insight into the unpredictable world of racing.

“Each week the program will follow the hopes, setbacks and triumphs of a group of thoroughbred horse owners as they experience the agony and the ecstasy of the sport of kings. It’s fantastic to have Tim Gilbert join the Racing Dreams team at Sky News, providing audiences with unique sporting insights.”

Gleeson, who will continue will continue to host his 11pm Monday to Thursday opinion show, The Front Page, said: “I love racing and when you see the emotion of racehorse ownership, you will understand why this show is a must-watch.

“This is about capturing the special moments and camaraderie of the racing industry. I am excited to be a part of the new program at Sky News and working alongside Tim Gilbert. It will be a great ride for viewers.”


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