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Acclaimed racing broadcaster Andrew Bensley will return to the airwaves later this year, signing with broadcaster SEN to host mornings on the new SENTrack.   The show, named Bensley, will run in all eastern seaboard SENTrack markets – including the new SENTrack 1539AM and DAB+ in Sydney which launches on 22 August; Wollongong 1575 AM, Gosford 801 AM, Melbourne 1593 AM, and in Queensland on Ingham 96.9 FM, Atherton 99.1 FM and from 4th September in Brisbane on 1053AM and Gold Coast 1620AM.   The line up on the new SENTrack 1539 AM in Sydney includes a dedicated local breakfast show hosted by rugby league personalities Joel Caine and Jimmy Smith – which is already off and racing on SENTrack 1575 AM Wollongong and 801 AM Gosford.   Bensley will follow Breakfast with Joel and Jimmy, Monday to Thursday from 8.30am plus Saturday mornings from 1 December.   “I love radio and racing and to get the chance on an exciting new station like SENTrack I can’t wait to cut loose with all the news plus interviews with trainers and jockeys,” Bensley said.   “It’ll be a fast-paced show that will set the day’s race news agenda plus form analysis with all the winning info.”   SEN Chief Executive Officer Craig Hutchison said he was thrilled to welcome Bensley to the station.   “Andrew Bensley is hugely respected by the racing industry and punters who have loved listening to him on radio and TV for decades,” Hutchison said.   “To welcome him to SENTrack is a tremendous honour and we look forward to the expert insight and fun he will bring to our listeners in the mornings as they settle into the day’s racing.   The new sound of chasing, pacing and racing now has the destination for what shapes the industry each day.”   Until Bensley arrives, Joel and Jimmy will split hosting duties nationally of “The Early Crow” from 8.30am each morning Monday to Thursday.   SENTrack launched in March and is Australia’s first independent racing, harness and greyhound radio racing service. SENTrack 1539 AM in Sydney becomes the 7th of its kind nationally including Melbourne on 1593 AM, Perth on 657 AM, Wollongong 1575 AM, Gosford 801 AM, Ingham 96.9 FM, Atherton 99.1 FM and will commence broadcasting on 4th September in Brisbane on 1053AM and Gold Coast 1620AM. It can also be heard via the SEN app.        

Sky Racing’s Andrew Bensley is normally the person holding the microphone and asking the winning harness racing connections how they feel after a big race victory. However this Sunday afternoon he is hoping he is the one being asked the questions.  Bensley is the part owner of Yankee Rockstar and the talented four year old will line up in the Gr. 1 FORM 700 Chariots Of Fire at Tabcorp Park Menangle. While Bensley feels no nerves before conducting important interviews with racing royalty, he admits there will be a ‘few butterflies’ this weekend. “I’m normally pretty quiet when I watch Yankee Rockstar race and let it all unfold but I did get a little bit excited last start in the Bonanza because I knew that if he won that race, he qualified for the Chariots,” Bensley said. “I rode him home from the 100 metre mark that night and this weekend’s race is a much bigger one.” Yankee Rockstar has drawn barrier eight but will move into gate seven if the emergencies fail to get a start. “We would have loved to have drawn a barrier so he is going to need a lot of luck from where he has drawn, especially considering Bling It On has drawn inside him.” “The best thing about his Bonanza win was when Gavin Lang put one on his tail in the straight he knuckled down and found a little bit more, because up until then he hadn’t really been in many situations where he has had to find under pressure.” Bensley will be trackside at Menangle on Sunday afternoon with his beloved Stetson hat. “My Stetson was an amazing gift from an amazing lady in Gai Waterhouse and I know that she likes to see me wearing it because she told me to make sure that I had it on if Yankee Rockstar won at Melton so I know she will be watching on Sunday.” “I love harness racing, I am in a syndicate with Tim Bunning and we have five horses, I had a horse many years ago called Dunme Dough that did a good job but I’m really enjoying being back in the sport again as an owner.” The Inter Dominion 2015 is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW To arrange an interview or for further information please contact: Name: Greg Hayes Position: Media Coordinator Phone: (02) 9722 6600 Email: ghayes@hrnsw.com.au Related Links Fields for Nswhrc at Tabcorp Pk Menangle, Sunday 01 March 2015 Form guide for Nswhrc at Tabcorp Pk Menangle, Sunday 01 March 2015

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