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Travis Stone Named Churchill Downs Track Announcer

Travis Stone, the race-caller at Monmouth Park in 2014 and backup announcer at the New York Racing Association this winter, has been named the new track announcer at Churchill Downs Racetrack and voice of the world-famous Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) – America’s greatest race which has been run every year without […]

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Gone Too Soon: Remembering Luke Kruytbosch

Sunday, July 14, marked the fifth anniversary of the passing of Luke Kruytbosch, the track announcer at Churchill Downs and Turf Paradise. In a recent blog post, fellow track announcer and longtime friend of Kruytbosch’s, Jason Beem, recalls some fond memories of Luke, and how much the sport lost with the talented Kruytbosch’s passing. Read […]

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By Ray Paulick Since Churchill Downs founder Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark borrowed the concept for the Kentucky Derby from Epsom Downs in Great Britain, where the Epsom Derby was first run in 1780, doesn’t it make perfect sense for an Englishman to call America’s famous “Darby”? That’s what apparently is going to happen beginning with […]

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