Sky News Australia is revving up for the eagerly awaited return of its Spring Racing Carnival special, “Racing Dreams.”
Hosts Tim Gilbert and Julie Snook will be back at the racetrack, beginning this Saturday, 26 August, at 9 am AEST.
The season premieres with “Racing Dreams – The Everest,” offering viewers an unparalleled deep dive into racing’s pivotal moments. The show aims to provide an exclusive look into the lives of jockeys, trainers, owners, and punters, focusing on The Everest—a race featuring a staggering $20 million prize pool and drawing international contenders.
This year, the series is getting a spring makeover. Apart from chronicling the build-up to The Everest, the show will broaden its scope to include thorough news coverage of thoroughbred racing, explorations of horse ownership, and compelling narratives from the Australian racing circuit.
For the first time, “Racing Dreams” will expand its horizons to New Zealand. The show plans to visit prominent North Island stud farms like Waikato, Rich Hill, Elsdon Park, and Cambridge, deepening its understanding of the thoroughbred industry.
Julie Snook, one of the co-hosts, shares her enthusiasm:
“We are absolutely thrilled about this season. Not only will we give a rundown of The Everest’s latest updates, but you’ll also have a lot to chuckle about as you hear from the industry’s key players.”
Her counterpart, Tim Gilbert, weighed in, stressing the storytelling richness that the racing world offers.
“There’s no shortage of stories in this industry. Horses are not just majestic; they’re athletes. And if you don’t love them, you’re not really part of this world. Trust us, dreams in racing do come true.”
The kick-off episode this Saturday has an impressive guest list. Expect conversations with Matt Galanos, the newly-appointed CEO of the Australian Turf Club, along with Jon Freyer from Arrowfield Stud, Godolphin Australia’s Vin Cox, and Analyst Brad Gray, who will offer his weekend racing tips.