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Trackside Launches The First Call

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22 January 2004
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Trackside Launches The First Call

A new racing programme screens for the first time at 9.30am this Saturday (January 22) on the TAB’s racing channel, Trackside.

The First Call is billed as a “light, bright and slightly controversial” show in which viewers will see in-depth analysis and debate around current racing issues.

The programme will be hosted by experienced Trackside presenter Darryl Anderson and each week will feature a panel of commentators with wide ranging opinions about, and involvement in, the racing industry. They will also shed light on the feature races of the day.

“The first programme coincides with the start of the week long Cup Carnival at Trentham,” says Darryl Anderson, and is a ‘must watch’ for racing and non-racing fans alike.”

As well as racing, The First Call will incorporate sporting events, with Grant Nisbett previewing the sporting weekend, and providing information about betting products and options.

“We’ll be showing people how exciting having a punt can be, for example by keeping an eye on some of the ‘multi bets’ that terminate that day . This is where people might start with a small wager such as $5 which they place on a number of racing or sporting events. It’s like compounding interest, if the punter is successful all the way through, by the time the last event is reached there can be a huge amount on the line. It’s nail-biting stuff which everyone can share in at a small cost,” Mr Anderson says.

To make the first show even more interesting, one of the panelists will be given $500 to invest on the first day of the Cup Carnival at Trentham. Their winnings will be contributed, along with the TAB’s proceeds from Sports Betting on the charity cricket match in Australia this week, to the Tsunami Relief Fund.

Trackside senior producer Glen Broomhall says The First Call is filling a gap in the information market for people who like to know the story behind the story; who like to get the inside running from trainers, owners and jockeys and who enjoy some “good lively irreverent debate”.

“It’s going to be a fast-paced, fun show,” Mr Broomhall says. “We’re looking forward to it.

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