Sadler joins Racing.com stable
Hong Kong-based journalist, presenter and racecaller Edward Sadler will join Racing.com’s stable.
The son of Group 1-winning trainer John will join Racing.com before the end of the racing season, finishing an eight-year stint overseas.
Sadler’s addition is one of a number of changes at Racing.com.
James Tzaferis is to take up a national reporting and breeding role to be based out of South Australia and will continue to be heavily involved in the station’s broadcast.
James will move west to be closer to his partner, rising star Jessica Eaton, who is currently riding out of Murray Bridge.
Grace Ramage is set to move to Euroa to play a role at Lindsay Park with her partner Ben Hayes but will continue to be a key part of Racing.com through hosting and on-course duties.
“Grace and James are terrific young people, who have grown significantly in their on and off-air roles with us and become really important members of our team,” Racing.com CEO Andrew Catterall said.
“They’ve earned our complete trust and support. I’m really happy we can be flexible and work with James and Grace to create these new opportunities that complement important changes in their lives and keep their strong involvement in Racing.com.”
Sadler said he is excited to join the team.
“After living overseas for the past eight years, I’m very excited to be returning to Melbourne to join the team at Racing.com,” Sadler said.
“I’ve spent the last five years based in Hong Kong, covering racing from here and abroad as a host and reporter, while in recent weeks I made my race calling debut at Sha Tin. Prior to that, I spent time working in racing in Singapore and Dubai as a presenter and producer.
“However, there’s no place like home and I’m really grateful to be given the opportunity to join the team at Racing.com to contribute to the broadcast and digital coverage of racing.
“I’ve had a passion for racing for as long as I can be remember, which no doubt comes from my family background, given my father is multiple Group 1-winning trainer John Sadler and my grandfather was the late Frank O’Brien, who called 20 Melbourne Cups in his career as a racing broadcaster.
“I often say to people that when racing is on both sides of the family, there’s no avoiding it!”