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.
Ross has been a lover of the sport since childhood. He has spent the last 20 years in the industry working for some of the largest publications in the UK, including the Racing Post, Britain's daily national newspaper devoted to horse racing, and the Telegraph. The newest member of the SCMP racing team, he joined ahead of the 2020-21 season.
Tom has been passionate about racing since he was a child and spent the past decade covering the sport around Australia across all mediums, before moving to Hong Kong and joining the SCMP racing team at the start of the 2016-17 season.
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.