RaceTech is delighted to announce two new race Commentators; Alex Fussey and Steven Powell will join the RaceTech roster as official Commentators from 1st June 2022. After a rigorous selection process taking place over multiple rounds, a short list of high-quality candidates were put through their paces and asked to perform live commentaries on course, at selected fixtures. Whilst their commentary was not broadcast, it was judged by a selection committee made up of racecourse, broadcast, and bookmaker representatives.
Competition was fierce and the standard very high, making it difficult for selectors to whittle down the applicants after each stage of the process. Both the successful applicants have a long-held passion for horse racing, Steven Powell being well known as a raceday presenter at Newmarket and several other racecourses, cut his teeth commentating on Point-to-Points as well as bookmaker radio and betting shop commentaries.
Speaking from Paris, where he is currently providing English commentary for Equidia, he said, “I can’t wait to get started, it has been a lifelong ambition since my Grandad took me racing as a child at Stratford and Warwick. I’m a huge fan of racing and thrilled to have been successful in this latest selection process.”
It has also been a lifelong ambition for Alex Fussey who started his commentating career in swimming. As an avid competitor, he said “One day the commentator didn’t turn up and I just stepped in and found it came very naturally. I ended up covering contests at county, national and regional level. As a Newmarket resident horse racing was a natural progression, I started by covering Point-to-Points, pony racing and I’ve done plenty of studio and live radio commentaries.
James Gray, Chair of the Commentators User Group said, “Our congratulations go to Alex and Steven for being selected to join the Racecourse Commentators roster. RaceTech would like to thank all those who applied and were part of the selection process. The quality of applicants has been outstanding, highlighting the level of talent and enthusiasm that is out there. RaceTech is pleased to have managed the selection process and we look forward to welcoming Alex and Steven at British fixtures this summer, following some further familiarisation and training.”
For further information please contact:
Kate Hills Head of PR RaceTech
M: 07813 947201