The Rugby & Racing tour will be hosted by the wonderful Des Coppins. With a strong love for both rugby & horse racing this tour ticks all the boxes and Des is excited to have you join him on tour!

Des has been working in racing for much of his life. In his earlier racing years he was involved as a statistician/form compiler for the best Bets in Auckland before moving to Wellington in the 1970's where he joined the INL group of companies to become a racing writer for NZ Truth and Friday Flash. Today Des is director of his company Des Coppins Racing and Marketing Ltd and for a time worked under contract in the sales and marketing for the Radioworks (Mediaworks) hosting (Tracktalk) on Radio Pacific.

These days Des runs the talk-back racing show on Radio Trackside each Sunday and does a few other shifts on radio during the week as well as co-presenting the First Call on Trackside each Saturday. He runs a very successful tipping line (0900 45459) . Des has been in syndicates that have raced many horses and has over 50 wins with the most successful being the Group Two winner Soap Opera. He is married to Mary and has 3 live in nephews and Mimi the dog ( miniature pinscher).