Comedian Dave Thornton has been added to 10’s Melbourne Cup Carnival coverage, given exclusive access to a purpose-built ‘Jockey’s Lounge.’
“To have this kind of access to the jockeys is pretty unreal, not just for me but also for the viewers at home. Having two young kids at home I’ll take any advice on how to get a three-year-old to do what it’s told,” he said.
Network 10 Head of Sport, Matt White, said: “We promised access like never before, and we have delivered on that promise by letting Dave Thornton loose in the exclusive Jockey’s Lounge. With him behind the mic, I can almost guarantee that viewers will get to know the jockeys better than we ever have before. Who knows what he’ll get up to back there!”
Thornton joins 10’s team including Francesca Cumani, Matt White, Roz Kelly, Peter Moody (Expert Commentator), David Gately (Form Expert), Michael Felgate (Racing Reporter), Caty Price (Racing Reporter) and Brittany Taylor (Horseback Interviewer) plus Anna Heinrich, Kate Peck, Beau Ryan and Scott Tweedie.
10’s coverage begins with Victoria Derby Day on Saturday, 2 November.