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Rishi Persad Wiki, Age, Wife【 ITV, BBC 】Bio, Married, Career, Education

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Name Rishi Persad
Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB No confirmed information is available on the year he was born.
Wedding & Marriage / Wife / Engaged / Spouse / Partner Married. Check the full bio for relationship details.
Children / No. of Kids 1
Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race Indian
Nationality English
How tall is Rishi Persad? The height of Rishi Persad is 5 feet 8 inches.
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Introduction :

  • From his knowledge and work for the racing channel ‘At The Races,’ Rishi Persad has risen to fame and is becoming one of the most recognisable faces for sports broadcasting in the United Kingdom.
  • It would be hard to find anyone as accomplished as Rishi in the world of sports journalism and broadcasting.

Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :

  • Rishi now lives in Surrey, England.
  • He is married with a young daughter and he tries to find a balance between being a family man and his career.

Early Life and Education :

  • Rishi is of Indian descent. His great-grandfather was an endangered cane farm labourer bought from India to the Caribbean.
  • His father was a lawyer as well as an owner and breeder of racehorses. A young Rishi was taken to watch the races each week and was even allowed to place a small bet now and again.
  • Rishi grew up on the island of Trinidad dreaming of becoming the next Viv Richards (famous cricketer) or if that didn’t come to fruition, something in the world of horse racing!
  • Dreams of thrilling a crowd were soon dashed when he realised his sporting limitations.
  • The Indian tradition is that the next generation should advance further than the previous one and therefore Rishi’s parents realised that his education in Trinidad would not help him advance in later life. The decision was taken to send him to senior school in the United Kingdom from the age of 12. His passion for racing helped him get through the fears of being away from home at boarding school.

Career, Income, Salary and Net Worth :

  • Rishi started to work for a PR company. Following a holiday back in Trinidad his boss gave him a telephone number to call for a screen test that he had set him up for. He hasn’t looked back since.
  • Rishi’s broadcasting career began in 2002 when he joined ‘At The Races.’
  • By the end of the year Channel 4 were knocking on the door for him to cover their racing schedules.
  • A year later, the BBC were vying for his services not only to cover racing but to cover a range of other sports as well.
  • Travel to Athens, Beijing, London and Rio beckoned as Rishi covered the Olympics in these countries.
  • Rishi’s first-ever trip to India was to cover the Commonwealth Games where he was able to experience some of his heritage.
  • Being a lover of cricket, he has been fortunate enough to travel the world to cover his favourite game.

Interesting Facts, Height and Trivia :

  • Rishi once rode in the St. Patrick’s Day Derby at the world-renowned Cheltenham Festival in 2014. He really enjoyed it despite nearly falling off due to his saddle slipping.
  • As a golf player, he loves to go to cover the US Masters.

5 thoughts on “Rishi Persad Wiki, Age, Wife【 ITV, BBC 】Bio, Married, Career, Education”

  1. Hi Rishi,

    I really enjoyed your extended interview with Sir Michael stouts on racing TV. My only disappointing aspect of the interview was that you didn’t mention the Aga Khan problems when he removed all his horses from stoute. This was after the Alysha scandal after winning the oaks but later losing the race. Maybe if you had, Sir Michael may have curtailed the interview. You took the diplomatic route I guess!

  2. Rishi is one of the best sporting presenters, and there should be more diversity in racing than in other sporting events. He has truly spoken from the heart and not as some think otherwise. We support you greatly. Keep up the good work.

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