Tom is a TV presenter on Channel 4 Racing and RTE in Ireland. Asked at the tender age of eight what he wanted to be when he grew up, Tom’s immediate riposte of “a bookmaker” drew a stern rebuke from a clearly non-plussed & non-punting primary school teacher, but the ensuing 20 years have seen him stay true to his boyhood wish, working for a couple of the major firms & more recently broadcasters. His latter school days, punctuated by frequent trips to the local independent, were spent leafing through copies of the Sporting Life & Racing Post, dreaming of the holidays which would inevitably involve racecourse betting rings, football grounds, & major sporting events, trying to find an angle which would lead to the holy grail: four up on a yankee.

Tom Lee's Grand National Preview: Just A Par or One For Arthur can conquer Aintree to become racing legends

The day the nation pauses en-masse to watch nine and a half minutes or so of thrilling horse racing action is here, with the iconic race on the calendar, the Randox Health Grand National, upon us. The 40-strong field for big one is scheduled to face...

Tom Lee’s Cheltenham Festival tips: Day 1 – Ballyandy can get punters off to a flier in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle

The Cheltenham Festival. Three words guaranteed to instantly lift the mood of any horse racing fan, be they casual or hardcore. The thought of those four adrenaline-inducing, hero-creating, stamina-sapping days, underlined and then some on the sporting calendar. Reputations will be enhanced and there'll be surprises...

Tom Lee's Ebor Festival Tips: Day 2 - Even Song Looks Tuned Up For The Yorkshire Oaks

Following a barnstorming opening day of the York Ebor Festival it's now 7/4 with Unibet that Great Voltigeur winner, Idaho, can follow up in next month's St Leger. The Doncaster Classic looks at his mercy after he wore down stablemate Housesofparliament, grinding out a length and...