Australia's number 1 race caller for nearly 36 years, Bryan Martin prematurely retired in 2007 only to come back to the industry he loved, bigger and better, to enjoy an extraordinary resurgence in his broadcasting career. Bryan Martin OAM announced his final curtain call at the conclusion of the 2017 Spring Carnival, after calling 29 cups.
Beginning his unofficial career by calling plastic horses on a string on the family kitchen table, Martin quickly developed a love for the sport of racing and a passion for broadcasting that has resulted in him calling races in Dubai, Hong Kong, New Guinea, Canada and New Zealand
In Japan, in 1990 he called the Japan Cup in front of a trackside crowd of almost 190,000, which was broadcast to every English speaking nation in the world.
In 2003 he called his own horse, Fields of Omagh, as it won the W.S Cox Plate, a feat he went on to repeat in 2006 during the last race before the horses' retirement.
Bryan has taken racing tours to all parts of the world for over 40 years and is an original part of the team who created the ‘Living Legends’ retirement home for champion racehorses in Melbourne.
Recognised by not only the public as brilliant in his field, Martin was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for Services (OAM) to the Horse Racing Industry, twice received the “Bert Wolfe” Award for Media Excellence, and been honoured with the Kingston Town Award by Moonee Valley Race Club for Services to the Cox Plate.
An exciting speaker with an insight to the racing industry not only as a caller but also as an owner, Bryan has stories and experiences that will keep your audience enthralled regardless of whether they have an interest in racing or not.