Sam's passion for racing received a kick-start when he was trackside to see Road Worker win the 2007 Balaklava Cup in country South Australia - perhaps not a huge moment in racing history but one that left an indelible mark on a young punter. He covered racing in South Australia before moving to Hong Kong in 2014.
Mark was Racing Post's scholarship holder on the 1995 British Horseracing Board Graduate Development Program. After attaining a postgraduate diploma in broadcasting, he joined Racing Post in 1996 and was its chief sports writer before he moved to Australia in 2001. In Australia, he was the media manager of, among others, Centrebet, Sydney FC and Tom Waterhouse, and he ran the Western Australian Turf Club's racing and wagering operations.
Phillip Woo has long shown a passion for horse racing dating back to his earlier years in Canada where he learned some of the ropes during summer recess for his father's stable. He arrived in Hong Kong in 1994 and has worked extensively in the racing media since.
Vincent Wong (Shannon) is a horse racing fan since Tony Cruz won Colonial Chief on the Invitation Cup and works at SCMP as a key member of the racing team. He has been the Racing Post's leading tipster (win bets) for the past two seasons.
Tom hails from a successful racing family with his parents training in partnership for a number of years, winning Group One races in New Zealand and Australia. In 2008 Tom joined New Zealand Racing Board's Trackside Television as a trainee commentator, before landing full time calling positions in Dunedin and the Central Districts. Tom was later picked up by the Singapore Turf Club in January 2017 and was promoted to be their number one broadcaster early in 2018.