Gary Crispe holds Degrees in Civil Engineering and Economics and worked for the Brisbane City Council and Department of Civil Aviation as a Senior Planning and Design Civil Engineer in Road and Airport Design for approximately 14 years.
In late 1981, he applied for - and gained entrance into prestigious Harvard University, Boston - to do a Masters Degree but decided to take up an exciting opportunity in the emerging racing technology field and make his hobby of thoroughbred racing his profession.
Gary has had a long association with the racing industry, regularly frequenting race meetings even before he reached teenage years. Many of Gary's family had been involved in racing as owners, trainers and jockeys but it was the form analysis side of the industry, which captured Gary's interests.
In early 1982, he joined forces with Warren Block and the late Don Scott as Racing Manager and Chief Handicapper of Superform.
In conjunction with the legendary Don Scott, Gary prepared the class standards for inclusion in Scott's many land-mark books, Winning More, The Winning Way and Winning In The 90's. He also prepared form and ratings analysis chapters for those books and was sought to give lectures on the art of handicapping.
In 1987, in conjunction with Warren Block, Gary co-developed the national weekly racing newspaper The Wizard Formguide. Gary later worked on the development of the Daily Form Service covering thoroughbreds, Harness and greyhound racing.
Until June 2002, Gary was also Chief Handicapper of The Wizard Form guide, the Daily Form Service and Superform and prepared Computercard and Mr. Magic assessments carried weekly by major national newspapers.
In 1999, Gary ventured into the new technological era bringing racing and technology closer together. As a result online publishing, IT development and new age raceform analysis became the combined focus.
Gary co-founded Racing and Sports Pty Ltd and established the award winning Internet site Racing and Sports, then recognised as the leading online publisher of racing information and news in the southern hemisphere. Nowadays the site is recognised as a major global thoroughbred resource for all significant racing centres around the world.
In 1999, Gary was approached and joined the iconic global ratings agency Timeform as their Australian Handicapper, more recently Gary has been appointed Head Of Timeform Australia. In that role, Gary has been responsible for overseeing the expansion of the Timeform brand in Australia and today enjoys widespread coverage in all forms of the media from the major national tabloids to online, TV and radio broadcasts.
Gary is a sort after panellist for form analysis and considered opinion by ABC National Radio, SKY racing radio, RSN Radio, Timeform Global radio and BBC radio. In 2009 Racing NSW sought the assistance of Gary to overhaul the official handicapping process resulting in the design and implementation of the benchmark handicapping process now widely adopted throughout Australia and in other countries.
Gary remains a consultant to Racing NSW and advises on the merit of individual thoroughbred performance.
As thoroughbred racing expands globally, Gary has taken the Racing and Sports business model with it, setting up offices on the doorstep of Asia in Singapore.
More recently Gary has expanded the Racing and Sports website to include chinese translated racing and breeding news wires, the only thoroughbred racing site in the western world to do so.
In 2000, Gary was given the "Most Valuable Online Racing Person" Award for the Southern Hemisphere by an independent Panel of online experts.