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Racing commentator Francesca Cumani poached from Channel Seven in mega deal worth $250,000 per DAY

Australia’s highest paid TV presenter: Glamorous racing commentator Francesca Cumani is poached by Channel Ten from  Seven in mega deal worth $250,000 per DAY

  • Highly sort after racing personality Francesca Cumani inks lucrative racing deal
  • Miss Cumani was poached from Channel 7 by Channel 10 in $5million deal 
  • Channel 10 purchased the rights to the Melbourne Cup Carnival over five years 

A popular racing personality has been scooped up by Channel 10 in a lucrative deal that will she her earn $250,000 a day. 

Francesca Cumani was the face of ITV racing in 2016 and became one of the most popular personalities in the racing industry before moving to Channel 7 to cover the Spring Racing Carnival.

But after inking a $100 million contract for the next five Melbourne Cup Carnivals, Channel 10 secured the signature of the highly sort after racing expert in a deal believed to be worth $5 million over five years, The Daily Telegraph reported.  

Popular racing personality Francesca Cumani (pictured) has been scooped up by Channel 10 in a lucrative $5million deal that will she her earn $250,000 a day 

With the racing event held over just four days, Miss Cumani stands to earn $31,250 per hour of work. 

‘When the Melbourne Cup moved homes I was hopeful I could go with it because I could not imagine it not being part of my year and I am really, really thrilled to be part of it with Channel 10,’ she said of the move. 

‘I would have been so miserable watching from afar.’ 

Network 10 Head of Sport Matt White was also thrilled to welcome the racing expert to his team. 

‘Australian audiences love Francesca and we love the fact she’s joined the 10 sport team,’ he said. 

‘Francesca will be key to everything we do on-air across the four days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. 

‘She brings a unique blend of energy, experience and knowledge to our coverage. It’s a fabulous fit.’ 

After inking a $100 million contract for the next five Melbourne Cup Carnivals, Channel 10 secured the signature of the highly sort after racing expert

After inking a $100 million contract for the next five Melbourne Cup Carnivals, Channel 10 secured the signature of the highly sort after racing expert

'When the Melbourne Cup moved homes I was hopeful I could go with it because I could not imagine it not being part of my year and I am really, really thrilled to be part of it with Channel 10,' Miss Cumani said

‘When the Melbourne Cup moved homes I was hopeful I could go with it because I could not imagine it not being part of my year and I am really, really thrilled to be part of it with Channel 10,’ Miss Cumani said

Miss Cumani was raised in a racing family and has shown a love for the sport since an early age.

Her father, Luca Cumani, is a prominent Italian horse trainer, based in England since 1976. 

She started riding horses at the age of 12, before gaining her amateur license.

However, a role as a professional was never on the cards. 

Instead, Miss Cumani entered the pundit side of the industry and has become a huge success. 

The glamorous commentator has spoken in the past about her love of the racing industry and how she hopes to see that glamour remain a staple of the sport. 

‘Growing up in England, we have the influence of Royal Ascot where there are actual dress rules,’ she told Vogue.

‘I think racing should be kept like that, it should be demure and chic, less of that nightclub feeling with short skirts and revealing dresses.’  

Miss Cumani's (pictured) father Luca Cumani is a prominent Italian horse trainer, based in England since 1976

Miss Cumani’s (pictured) father Luca Cumani is a prominent Italian horse trainer, based in England since 1976

 

 

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