And they’re off…

Year Ten pupil, James Reynolds took to the commentary box at Royal Ascot recently to experience the thrill of live commentary.

James said, “Horse racing has been my passion since I was small and I first attended Royal Ascot aged two. I have been very keen to pursue a career as a racecourse commentator for many years and have been fortunate to shadow many of the leading commentators at work.

During half term I visited Ascot Racecourse and was given a unique opportunity to take to the box by Channel 4 race commentator Lee McKenzie. I was given half a minute to learn the runners and riders before it was my turn to commentate. It was a brilliant opportunity and has made me more certain than ever that this is what I want to do.”

See James in action here