Alice Plunkett has been presenting horse racing for television for the past 15 years covering an impressive and varied range of events.
She started as a runner on Festival Radio and moved on to having her own show there, at The Derby and Royal Ascot. Following Royal Ascot she did a screen test for the Racing Channel and worked there until it closed. She then became a host on ATR and moved across to Racing UK on its inception.
Her role on Channel 4 began with The Lunchtime Show and she was brought into the main team in 2001. She now fronts all the jump racing action.
Alice has worked abroad hosting the Emirates World Racing Series, tying in the 12 million dollar races around the World, and for the past ten years has worked on the Dubai World Cup and the Hong Kong International Races.
Alongside the racing she has been the Radio 5 Live Equestrian correspondent, hosting numerous equestrian events for Eurosport, Sky Sports and Horse and Country.
She has had two series on Animal Planet, ‘Horse Tails’, an all equestrian interest show and produced several features on her own and sold them to the BBC, Sky Sports and The Racing Channel.
She has hosted events ranging from The Festival of Adventure, a theatre based discussion evening involving Members of the first Everest ascent Team to Fashion Shows in Dubai and London.
She has hosted corporate events for Paddy Power, Coral, Vodafone, Thomas Pink, Kempton Park, Epsom Downs, Cheltenham Racecourse, The Melbourne Cup, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Emirates, The Emirates Racing Authority, Musto, The Professional Event Riders’ Association and The Racehorse Owners Association.
She is the only woman to have ridden around Aintree and Badminton. She represented Great Britain at the European Three Day Event Championships under 21 and has ridden winners on the flat, over hurdles and fences.
Alice’s experience and insight into the racing industry is so highly regarded she was appointed to the horseman’s Group committee in the latest racing industry review.
Alice is 37 and is married to World Number 1, Three Day Event rider William Fox-Pitt with whom she has two small children Oli, 4 and Thomas, 3.