Claire Balding

2:30 pm

Claire Balding

2.30pm to 3.30pm - Sat 13 May 2017
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Claire Balding is known and loved by millions as one of Britain’s leading broadcasters. Claire’s father was a champion race horse trainer and she grew up in a racing yard. She was an amateur flat jockey before becoming the BBC’s lead horse racing presenter in 1997, and she won awards for her coverage of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

Claire is also a bestselling author, winning a National Book Award in 2012 for her memoir, My Animals and Other Family. Her first title for children, The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop, is the tale of Charlie Bass, a horse-mad nine-year-old who dreams of owning her own pony. Jacqueline Wilson has described the book as a ‘heart-warming story with a great girl power message.’

Claire Balding is known and loved by millions as one of Britain’s leading broadcasters.Claire’s father was a champion race horse trainer and she grew up in a racing yard. She was an amateur flat jockey before becoming the BBC’s lead horse racing presenter in 1997, and she won awards for her coverage of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. Claire is also a bestselling author, winning a National Book Award in 2012 for her memoir, My Animals and Other Family. Claire lives in West London with her partner, a dog called Archie, and a quirky cat called Itty.

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