Clare Victoria Balding OBE (born 29 January 1971)2 is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist and author. She currently presents for BBC Sport. From 1988 to 1993, Balding was a leading amateur flat jockey and Champion Lady Rider in 1990. Her memoir My Animals and Other Family documents her life growing up in a racing yard. It won the National Book Awards "Autobiography of the Year" in 2012.