Jim Mcgrath

Horse Racing Presenters - Jim McGrath

Jim McGrath has been a regular on the Channel Four Racing Team since 1984 and he remains a key member of the presentation team. His analysis of the runners both before and after the race is second to none and it comes from years of experience within the sport. McGrath was with Timeform for many years working his way from the bottom of the company to the very top before leaving on his own terms in 2008.

McGrath is a student of the form and that knowledge is put to good use on Channel Four before all the big races both over jumps and on the flat. He has been chosen to continue in his role on the new Channel 4 team for 2012 which highlights the regard he is held in within the racing community. He will no longer be seating alongside long time sparring partner John Francome though with the former Champion Jockey choosing to stand down from his role in 2013.

As well as working in front of the camera, McGrath is also a keen owner and breeder of horses with several nice types currently in training. Going forward he will continue to be the lead analyst for all the major races on Channel Four alongside new recruits Graham Cunningham and Mick Fitzgerald who will both be joining the new team in 2013. That is clearly a popular decision with racing fans with the three of them likely to form an excellent team when it comes to finding the big winners on a Saturday afternoon.