Emma Spencer is the former face of Channel 4 Racing and a former, renowned jockey who won the amateur’s flat jockey championship on two separate occasions. Having joined Channel 4 in 2001, Spencer regularly played a part in the channel's racing coverage of big festivals. During her time at Channel 4, she covered Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood and The Derby. Spencer also covered a number of huge international meetings, these included the Melbourne Cup, Dubai World Cup and the world-renowned Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
After a long stint with Channel 4 Racing, Spencer joined 888 Sport to become the resident of the horse racing authority. Spencer has spent much of her career as a commentator, pundit, presenter and amateur jockey and is considered an expert within the sport. As an amateur jockey, Spencer rode horses in races for a number of big-name trainers and was regarded as the best amateur jockey.
As well as working for Channel 4 Racing and 888 Sport, Spencer has also spent time on shows such as TalkSport, BBC Radio 5 Live and The Morning Line. Her presenting skills and passion for horse racing were obvious to see throughout her time on these shows. Spencer has also featured on television shows such as Come Dine With Me where she was a part of the Grand National special show.
Spencer is an extremely versatile presenter with great ability to adapt to any situation, she has shown this throughout her time in horse racing and as a presenter. Her career as a jockey has allowed her to expand into the media and in particular broadcasting.
Her skills as a presenter have been demonstrated during her time as a horse racing speaker, where her ability to intrigue and engage crowds is a truly admirable trait. As a speaker, Spencer often discusses her career as a jockey and presenter and also speaks about the importance of teamwork, dealing with pressure and maximising success in reference to her own experiences.