Mike Cattermole

Horse Racing TV Presenters - Mike Cattermole

Mike Cattermole has been a fixture on our TV screens for well over a decade now and his easy style of presenting is a hit with racing fans and punters throughout the year. Cattermole mixes his career with presenting stints on At The Races and Channel 4 as well as doing a bit of commentating throughout the year. He is perhaps best known at the moment for his lead presenting position alongside Emma Spencer on Channel 4 Racings Flat coverage during the summer.

Cattermole has a long history in racing having had stints at Timeform, the Racing Post and the Sporting Life among others before finally making his breakthrough on Channel 4 and the now defunct Racing Channel. Since then he has never left our screens and he can be seen at the weekends on Channel 4 and the Morning Line as well as in the At The Races Studio during the week, while he will also be seen as an on course commentator from time to time on ATR.

Cattermole is clearly in his element on Channel 4 and ATR and his knowledge of the flat game in particular seems to be putting him to the fore front of the Channel 4 Team during the big meetings. His easy style of presenting makes him the ideal host for the Morning Line on a Saturday morning and that is a duty that he seems to enjoy doing and keeps him in the limelight for the important racing days.

There is no doubt that the selling point for Mike Cattermole is his smooth delivery in front of the camera and that is to the liking of most punters and fans, he remains cool under pressure on live TV and that is a must when covering a sport like Horse Racing. Some punters may prefer their presenters to be a little more enthusiastic than Mike Cattermole but he is the ideal host for Channel 4, he has plenty of experience behind him and has the ability to present in a likeable laid back style.

Cattermole was on screen during the now infamous Dubai World Cup broadcast in 2010 when after a late start to the race Cattermole was left with fact that the programme would end before the result of the race had been announced. It was a farcical event for Channel 4 and Cattermole alongside Emma Spencer were left with red faces as the transmission came to an abrupt end. In the end Cattermole dealt with the situation the best he could and as usual managed to remain calm under the increasing pressure and searing heat of Meydan.