About Jim Bannon
Since 1972, when Bannon began his association with Woodbine Entertainment (formerly The Ontario Jockey Club), he has served as the editor of the Woodbine Journal, providing daily in depth analysis of the day’s racing card published in Woodbine’s track program. He also spent fifteen years as the odds maker for Woodbine. A major pioneering moment came in 1982 when Jim co-hosted the first simulcast broadcast in North America when the signal from Fort Erie racetrack was shown at Woodbine. Moving to Network TV in 1985, Bannon served as a racing analyst covering major races in Canada as well as the Breeders’ Cup in the U.S. In recent years he has provided race commentary and analysis for Woodbine’s in-house broadcast of its live racing programs as well as feature race previews and is currently part of the team that broadcasts racing on The Score.