Who's the best female sideline reporter in horse racing?

Is it Christina Olivares (tvg sideline reporter), Jeannine Edwards (Espn sideline reporter), cation bredar (hrtv/espn sideline reporter), Donna Barton brothers (NBC/tvg sideline reporter), Jill Byrne (Churchill downs/hrtv sideline reporter), Maggie wolfendale (NYRA sideline reporter), Jessica Pacheco (gulfstream/Arlington sideline reporter), Katie Mikolay (Fair grounds/Presque isle downs sideline reporter), Millie ball (hrtv sideline reporter) and Zoe cadman (hrtv sideline reporter)?

These have different styles of handicapping, reporting, insights, updates in different circuits so who does a better job at doing this job?


Christina Olivares (TVG Network): She's probably horse racing brightest female TV host/sideline reporter around. Has been doing racing television for nearly 8 years now. She has knowledge very well as she does well hosting racing from across the country on TVG and reporting the sidlines from the paddock at Hollywood Park and Del Mar. She got started on the air on HRTV primarily used as a reporter not too much of a racing television host really. So that's why she was only on for a year. TVG definitely has a great contributor working for the network and has contributed the past few years to the Breeders Cup Simulcast Show as she did a great job with the most recent Breeders Cup in 2011 hosting the show very well and acts professional and asks the right questions very well. She will look at the trainers straight in the eye and ask them the right questions. I don't think nobody hasn't ever lied to her during her sideline interviews but even if they try to she'll dig deep and ask more ques

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continue thing: questions that are interesting to the viewer so that way the truth will come out.

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Caton Bredar (HRTV Network/ESPN): She's a veteran horse racing television personality of two decades now. She's been seen on like every single major network covering big races for years now. She's done it all from ABC, CBS, FOX, Fox Sports Net and countless of others. She is a knowledgeable sideline reporter and racing analyst for horse racing who still continues to be a key member of its big racing days. She did get her start on the sidelines from racetracks like Arlington Park, Gulfstream Park, Calder, Hileah Park, Atlantic City Race Course, Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands. Made her network television debut on ESPN and has still continued her on and off role on ESPN on its big racing days. Then helped launch a new racing network called TVG Network and for 5 years served as a key member on that network. Took a hiatus from racing for a few years to do local TV news, she cameback to the racing scene on HRTV as that's where she can be seen now during HRTV's on-location work during its

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Jeannine Edwards (ESPN): Veteran of 17 years at ESPN, she was primarily a horse racing sideline reporter for the network for like 12-13 years. But for the past 5 years she has also branched out into other sports also like doing the sidelines for college football and basketball and serves as a SportsCenter reporter and a studio host for other shows doing filler spots. She doesn't have too much to add in terms of analyzing she has proclaimed in the past that she doesn't bet on the horses nor is she a handicapper either but she is a very good reporter that does ask very good questions on ESPN during its big stakes leading up to the Breeders Cup and the cup itself. Though ESPN has kind of stopped having its enthusiasm for horse racing for like 5-6 years now, she does a have racing background as she comes from the backside doing jobs from assistant trainer, exercise rider, jockey, and trainer she did it all. Then made the switch over to television starting off doing the sidelines from the m

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Jill Byrne (HRTV Network/Churchill Downs): Though she has moved on to a different role year-round at Churchill Downs, she still continues to contribute to occasional races on HRTV and twinspires.com. She does the sidelines from Churchill Downs (Spring and Fall) primarily now, she does a good job with reporting and analysis around the Kentucky area as that's what her specialty is and helpful information too. She started on the backside as an exercise rider and assistant trainer for both her father and husband before making the switch to television. She started her television career on TVG were she served as one of TVG's leading on-air talent for 8 years. Then, did fill-in on-air work for Churchill Downs for a few years before being hired full-time at Churchill Downs.

Donna Barton Brothers (NBC Sports/TVG Network): She was a former jockey in Kentucky, she switched over to television and serves as its sideline/horse-back riding reporter for its NBC prep races leading up to the Kentucky D

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continue thing: Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown races. Also serves as a sideline reporter/analyst for TVG Network during it's Keeneland meet and other big Kentucky events too. It must be a tough job on horse-back for her and she has knowledge pretty well. She got her start on television doing sideline reporting from the Fair Grounds and Churchill Downs before being picked up by networks NBC and TVG.

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Jessica Pacheco (Gulfstream Park/Arlington Park): She does the sideline/trackside reports from the paddock at Gulfstream Park in the winter and at Arlington Park in the summer. She's a good handicapper and doesn't really do too much reporting but she really knows the inside scoop around the those racetracks. She got her start in Louisiana doing the sidelines from Louisiana Downs and the Fair Grounds. She was used as a racing analyst during the 2008 Breeders Cup at Santa Anita and NBC's coverage of the Wood Memorial back in 2010.

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Maggie Wolfendale (NYRA/MSG Network): She does the sideline/trackside reports from the paddock year-round in the toughest circuit in North America yet. As the sideline reporter/analyst for Aqueduct (Winter), Belmont (Spring/Fall) and Saratoga (Summer), she reports on how the horses look physically in the paddock and even adds some analysis to the table too. Also appears on the local sports network (MSG Network) that shows big stakes races from New York. Smart horsewoman who comes from a racing family as she use to be an assistant trainer and exercise trainer for her father. Started the sidelines at Colonial Downs and at Laurel Park before moving up to the big time in the fall of 2010.

Katie Mikolay (Fair Grounds/Presque Isle Downs): She analyzes and gives sideline/trackside updates during the winter in New Orleans (Fair Grounds) and in the Summer in Pennsylvania (Presque Isle Downs). She started out doing reporting for a local Chicago racing show on one of the sports networks. Then ca

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continued thing: Then came to California to report on extreme sports on another local sports network. Came back to Chicago to analyze and report from the sidelines at Hawthorne Race Course. Seems like she's getting better with her analysis and reports on the races and is less camera shy too.

6 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    In horse racing, can also called a trackside reporter, paddock reporter, winner's circle reporter, on-track reporter, horse-back riding reporter, simulcast reporter, grandstand reporter or in-house reporter.

    I lean towards the well-known national racing commentator and former jockey Donna Barton Brothers who is also the author of a new book, "Inside Track: Insider's Guide to Horse Racing." Released Aug. 1 by Eclipse Press, "Inside Track" provides an insider’s guide to a day at the races with tips on what to wear, how to bet, how to watch a race, and where to see the best racing. Inside Track contains basic information about Thoroughbred racing plus additional details for those who want to delve further into the subject. Celebrities and well-known Thoroughbred owners also share their thoughts on what makes racing so appealing. Inside Track retails for $16.95 and is available at www.exclusivelyequine.com and at selected outlets.

    Donna Barton Brothers achieved fame as one of the all-time leading female jockeys, winning more than 1,100 races, and she remains second on the money list. Her mother, Patti Barton, was one of the first women to be licensed as a jockey. Barton Brothers now uses her racing expertise as a commentator and analyst for NBC Sports' Triple Crown coverage and for the TVG Network. In addition to Thoroughbred racing, Donna Barton Brothers covers other sporting events such as the World Equestrian Games, the Hambletonian, and the Professional Bull Riders finals. She is married to former Thoroughbred trainer Frank Brothers. Now that's keeping it in the family..I think she one of the best..she still looks great, and in awesome shape.


    Source(s): Supported Facts by Donna Barton Brothers Bio/NBC Sports/TVG Network/Bloodhorse
  • kanosh
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    4 years ago

    Jeannine Edwards Married

  • Laura
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    5 years ago

    Finnally, a question that has the keyword handicapping. Sorry man, I don't know anything about horses, but can you hook me up with sport picks? MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL? I think today, Philly Flyers is a lock to go over 5.5 Game is at 3pm, so you have 30 minutes to place your bet. lol

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    9 years ago

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  • 9 years ago

    I like Zoe the best, she is always positive and cheerful, and has a good sense of humor and that cute accent.

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