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Clare Balding

Clare Balding

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Presenter & Host - Sport / Speaker - Sporting

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Corporate Events, Conferences, Award Ceremonies, Launch Events

Clare Balding is a sports presenter, journalist and former jockey.

Clare Balding was the first voice on BBC in 2006.  As the fireworks display exploded over the Thames & around the London Eye, Claire was broadcasting to an audience of 10.1 million people who chose to see in the New Year with the BBC.

Clare is a television & radio broadcaster across a variety of programmes, including Crufts, Lord Mayor’s Show, Trooping the Colour, Olympics, Winter Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Sport Relief, Grandstand, Race Country, Housecall in the Country, Wimbledon on Radio 5 Live & Ramblings on Radio 4.

She won the prestigious Radio & Television Society Award as Sports Presenter of the Year for 2003, has been voted Racing Journalist of the Year & Racing Broadcaster of the Year by the Horserace Writers Association & has been part of the BAFTA Award winning Olympic programmes on BBC TV & Sony Award winning coverage on 5 Live.

Clare presents all of the BBC’s horse racing coverage & is also the main presenter for rugby league, show jumping & 3-day eventing.  As a former champion amateur jockey, she comes from a racing background.  Her father, Ian, trained the great Mill Reef to win the Derby, Eclipse, King George & Arc de Triomphe.  On his retirement in 2002, her brother Andrew took over the training license.  A Classic winner in Andrew’s very first season prompted a memorable interview with his sister in the winner’s enclosure at Epsom after Casual Look won the Oaks.

With a 2.1 degree in English from Cambridge University, Clare is a writer as well as a broadcaster.  She currently writes a sports column for the Observer & has worked for the Evening Standard, Racing Post, Sporting Life & Sunday Telegraph.  She has also been a judge for the Whitbread Book Awards.

Clare has appeared on Have I Got News For You, The Weakest Link, Countdown, They Think It’s All Over, Call My Bluff, Auntie’s Sporting Bloomers & Sport Relief.

To enquire about or book Clare Balding for your event contact Arena Entertainment. Either send an email to or speak to one of our booking agents on 0113-239-2222.

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