Tom Durkin

‘What Can I Say For You?’: Durkin Kicks Off New Business Venture

Long-time New York Racing Association track announcer Tom Durkin is preparing to kick off a new business venture from his Saratoga Springs home called “What Can I Say For You?” According to the Saratogian, the business will be set to go in about a month. Durkin has been working to understand the audio recording industry, […]

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Celebrities, Media Compete In Charity Handicapping Challenge At NHC

Defending champion Matt Bernier of Daily Racing Form and NBC Sports tops a field of more than 40 celebrities and media types invited to compete in Saturday’s third annual Tito’s $10,000 Charity Challenge to benefit Old Friends, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and nonprofit causes to be selected by both the winner and Tito’s. The invitation-only online […]

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Durkin To Emcee Equestricon; Lineup To Include Over 45 Special Events

Equestricon, LLC., announced Monday an unprecedented lineup consisting of more than 45 panels, discussions, events, celebrity appearances, book signings and additional programming for the inaugural Equestricon™, scheduled for August 13-15, 2017 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The preliminary menu, crafted to the interests of fans at all levels of the sport, represents only an […]

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Emotional Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Honors Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, Asmussen, Dominguez

In a Hall of Fame year bringing in two of the most beloved race mares of modern times and one of the sport’s most controversial trainers, it’s no surprise that Friday’s induction ceremony was fraught with emotion. The event, which took place at the Fasig-Tipton pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., saw Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, Steve […]

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Two Vegas Casinos Offer Bets On Virtual Horse Racing

Two casinos in Las Vegas under the banner of William Hill, the largest sports book operator in Nevada, are now offering betting on horse races that don’t happen in real life, reports the Las Vegas Sun. The Plaza and Silver Seven casinos will offer virtual races every five minutes with commentary from Tom Durkin. The […]

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Durkin To Lead Tours At National Museum Of Racing During Saratoga Meet

Retired racecaller Tom Durkin, one of the most beloved and vibrant personalities in the history of American thoroughbred racing, will lead personalized tours of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame throughout the Saratoga Race Course meeting this summer from July 22 through Sept. 5. Tours will be from 11 a.m. to noon […]

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Durkin ‘Having A Blast’ In Latest Venture – Acting

Tom Durkin retired from his job as a racetrack announcer over a year ago, but he has certainly remained busy in the time since. The Thoroughbred Daily News reports that in addition to doing promotional work for West Point Thoroughbreds, emceeing various events and having several speaking engagements, Durkin will now be making his return to the stage – […]

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Durkin To Receive 2016 ThoroFan Award

ThoroFan’s 4th Annual Awards Brunch sponsored by Red Brand Fence Company is set for January 15, 2016 at Gulfstream Park Casino and Racetrack. The brunch is the only fan specific event during Eclipse Awards Week. The ThoroFan Award recipient for 2016 is Tom Durkin, world renowned race caller and announcer. Tom retired from the New […]

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Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Oddities: Just So Unnatural

Bizarre. That’s the best word to describe the appearance by hopeless longshot Ricks Natural Star in the 1996 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Woodbine in Canada. Nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program as a foal by breeder Dub Rice, the New Mexico-bred son of Natural Native had been off 14 months after an undistinguished career in […]

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