Mick Fitzgerald

Horse Racing TV Presenters - Mick Fitzgerald

Mick Fitzgerald has become a mainstay on At The Races since retiring as a top class National Hunt jockey in 2008 and he has quickly established himself as an excellent presenter and personality on the channel. Fitzgerald was a jockey over the highest quality with wins in the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand National among many others on his CV and he has taken that experience and knowledge into his career as a presenter on At The Races. Fitzgerald’s racing career came to a premature end during the 2008 Grand National when he suffered neck injuries meaning he could not return to the saddle, but he was not out of the game long with At The Races quick off the mark to snap his services up. Fitzgerald is of course used for National Hunt racing on At The Races and during the winter months he is rarely of our screens as we build up to the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National.

Fitzgerald has been a big success during his first few years as a presenter on At The Races as he is able to give a Jockeys perspective on the action. As a presenter Fitzgerald has shown he is able to comment on the mind set and tactics of a jockey during a big race in an eloquent and warm style which comes across well on TV. He clearly has a great rapport with the current jockeys having only left the weighing room in 2008, the top jockeys are always happy to speak to Fitzgerald which might not always be the case with some presenters. While the same can be said of his relationship with plenty of the top trainers having ridden winners for all the big names as well as acting as stable jockey for the Nicky Henderson yard for a large part of his riding career.

This means that viewers are used to seeing Mick Fitzgerald out on the course presenting as well as in the At The races studio, primarily Fitzgerald is used as an expert alongside a main host but he is also used as a presenter in his own right on a regular basis as he builds up his experience. He has taken to both roles like a duck to water and will often be on course at the top National hunt meetings seven days a week on At the Races.

Fitzgerald works for the majority of the time on the At The Races channel but is on screen presence and knowledge has earned him slots on both the BBC and Channel 4 racing coverage in recent months. This is a sign of Mick Fitzgerald’s growing popularity with both viewers and racing insiders and he looks set to be a fixture on our screens for the foreseeable future.