A new era will begin on April 1 in New York, when Larry Collmus begins calling races as the new track announcer for the New York Racing Association. Collmus was hired last summer to replace Tom Durkin, who decided to retire after 43 years in the business.
As Daily Racing Form said, for Collmus the NYRA gig is the “realization of a lifelong dream”.
“It's actually real,” Collmus said. “It's April Fool's Day, but this is me, and I'm here.”
Collmus will call the races for NYRA from April through October, which will still allow him to work at Gulfstream Park from December through March.
“To me, since I got into this game, which was in the mid '80s, I've always considered New York the best racing circuit in the country,” Collmus said. “I always hoped that one day the time would come that I would get the opportunity to call there.”
Read more in the Daily Racing Form
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