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Mitch Manners Wins Race Caller Scholarship
Mitch Manners, 19, has won Sky Channel's John Tapp Race Caller Scholarship following a nation-wide search for new race calling talent. More than 40 applications were received from across Australia, with 5 finalists from different states making the shortlist. Manners (son of former jockey Michael) has been working on a casual basis for Queensland's RadioTAB for the past 3 years, calling at least 1 meeting a week & working behind the scenes in production. He called his 1st race at a Gatton non-TAB meeting in November 2005.