Betfair Ambassador Profile - Gary O'Brien

Gary O'Brien is a broadcaster and racecourse commentator who, in January 2019, was appointed chief presenter in Ireland for Racing TV...

Gary's weekly column for Betfair covers all things Irish racing - a subject in which he's been steeped for most of his life.

Originally from Malahide in north Dublin, Gary started going racing from an early age with his father. Later, Gary initially worked for Irish Racing Services before moving to London to take up a voiceover role with SIS in 2002.

He was part of At The Races's on-course team from 2004-2018 and during that time was dubbed "the voice of Ireland" by a colleague. He has also been a member of BBC Radio 5 Live's Grand National commentary team for the last 15 years.

An enthusiastic racehorse owner, Gary has tasted success with the likes of 2014 Ladbroke Hurdle winner Bayan and smart staying chasers Vics Canvas and Folsom Blue.

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