After a decade in New Zealand, Canterbury racecaller Mark McNamara has decided to move back to his homeland of Australia in the new season.
McNamara will move to Sydney to be closer to family and has secured a role with Sky as a presenter and racecaller.
“I’ll be sad to go but I am also looking forward to the new challenge,” McNamara said.
“I’m going home to be closer to family so it is a personal decision, but on a professional level I am thrilled to have a role with Sky and looking forward to seeing where that takes me.”
With the move, McNamara will also resign from his duties as riding agent for jockeys Zinjete Moki and Samantha Wynne.
McNamara’s last day of calling will be at Addington Raceway on August 22.