Dani Jackson – Profile

Dani Jackson works for William Hill as a TV host and greyhound racing commentator, and she is often seen on Racing Post social media videos previewing top greyhound races. Recently, Dani has also auditioned with Racetech in the UK for a position as a race caller.

Dani Jackson, a voice familiar to many racing fans in the United Kingdom, will be the guest race caller at Turf Paradise from Jan. 17 to Jan. 21. Dani, from Manchester, UK, flies out to the Phoenix, Ariz. track at the invitation of regular Turf Paradise race caller, Craig Braddick, who has been mentoring Dani for the past six months.

Dani Jackson works for William Hill as a TV host and greyhound racing commentator, and she is often seen on Racing Post social media videos previewing top greyhound races. Recently, Dani has also auditioned with Racetech in the UK for a position as a race caller.

In June, Jackson responded to a Tweet from Craig Braddick saying that if there were any aspiring female race callers out there who could show they could do the job, he would be happy to have them come to Turf Paradise.

“I never thought in a million years that Tweet would bring Dani over to Turf Paradise all the way from the UK,” Braddick said. “But as soon as I heard her practice race calls from tracks in the UK, I knew she was a talent that deserved an opportunity, and I am really looking forward to her taking the microphone at Turf Paradise. I think racing fans everywhere are going to be very impressed with her skills!”

Jackson said she has been practicing calling live races at Turf Paradise off the monitor in preparation for her visit.

“I have got to know many of the horses and the jockey silks as well as the way the track plays,” said Jackson. “Craig has been tremendously encouraging – critical when needed but always challenging me to do better. I am really looking forward to calling the races at Turf Paradise next week.”

Braddick and Jackson will split race calling duties, and one day Jackson will call the entire card. Jackson will also be previewing races on the simulcast feed when the horses are in the paddock.

“Turf Paradise continues to attract horseplayers not only from the United States but also around the world,” Braddick said. “In fact, many people may say after Dani has been here, I am only the second-best British race caller Turf Paradise has had!”