John Tapp announced on last night’s Sky Racing In the Gig episode that he will retire from racing broadcasting in June this year.
Tapp’s last official hosting role will be on the season finale of In the Gig almost 50 years to the day after his career started at 2GB.
Tapp has been one of the iconic voices of Australian racing and called more than 50,000 races over his career with his last race call in 1998. Tapp has held various hosting roles at Sky Racing since.
Tabcorp Chief Operating Officer Wagering and Media, Craig Nugent, said Tapp will be dearly missed at Sky Racing.
“John Tapp is a true Australian racing legend and Sky Racing is proud to have been part of his illustrious 50-year career,” Nugent said.
“I wish John all the best in his retirement. It has been a privilege for the team at Sky to have worked with him.”
Sky is producing a special tribute to celebrate John Tapp’s racing and media career for broadcast during his final week on-air. His last In the Gig episode will air on Sky Racing on June 16.
Photo: John Tapp and Gareth Hall