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John Imbriale To Handle Winter Race-Calling Duties At Aqueduct

Horse racing does not have a sixth man award like the NBA, but if it did the New York Racing Association (NYRA) would have named it after John Imbriale. As his 40th work anniversary with NYRA approaches on Nov. 5, Imbriale has been an invaluable jack-of-all-trades at New York’s three racetracks for decades. Fans might […]

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Frank Mirahmadi Returns To Santa Anita Microphone For Autumn Meet

As he nears completion of his first year as Santa Anita’s full-time announcer, the incredible Frank Mirahmadi, who also doubles as the voice of Monmouth Park in New Jersey, will be present, accountable and ready to ramble when Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet opens on Friday, Sept. 27. Growing up in Beverly Hills, Mirahmadi, who […]

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Announcer Chris Griffin To Call Races During September Los Al Meeting

Track announcer Chris Griffin will call the upcoming Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos Race Course. The 10-day season begins Friday, Sept. 6 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 22. During that span, Griffin, 38, will also call the nighttime action in place of the vacationing Ed Burgart. Griffin, a California native, has called […]

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Wrona Named Full-Time Track Announcer For Los Alamitos

Michael Wrona, one of the world’s top race-callers, has been named the full-time track announcer at Los Alamitos Race Course starting with the opening night of the Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred season on Friday, December 27, 2019. Wrona will follow the longtime voice of Los Alamitos Ed Burgart, who is retiring from the announcer’s booth […]

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Bill Downes To Call Arlington Race In Honor Of His Father

The familiar voice of John G. Dooley will be replaced on Sunday at Arlington as veteran Indiana Grand announcer Bill Downes takes the booth for the sixth race on the card. The race is named in honor of his father, William Downes III. William Downes III didn’t grow up in racing, and was never introduced […]

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Michael Wrona Named Track Announcer At Arizona Downs

Arizona Downs has landed one of the world’s preeminent race-callers in naming Michael Wrona the announcer when live horse racing returns to the region for the first time in a decade. Arizona Downs will run both thoroughbred and quarter-horse racing May 24 through Labor Day, Sept. 2. “In this year of exploring fresh opportunities, it […]

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‘A Lot Of Fun’: Collmus Calls Harness Race At Yonkers

He’s called a pair of historic thoroughbred champions and countless Breeders’ Cups, but the career of Larry Collmus was officially made Monday night (March 11th). That’s because the popular voice of the New York Racing Association and the Triple Crown stopped by Yonkers Raceway to see how the other half lives. Collmus, a friend of […]

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‘Sportscasters Charity Derby’ Features Popular Announcers Driving Harness Horses

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will host its “2nd Sportscasters Charity Derby” — two harness races to benefit each participating Sportscaster’s selected charitable organizations — on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The “2nd Sportscasters Charity Derby” will consist of ten famous Sportscasters who will each compete in a one-mile harness race driving a racehorse in a jog […]

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‘Right Down The Gullet’: Announcer Swallows Moth During Mountaineer Race Call

Track announcer Peter Berry had an unusual challenge during Wednesday evening’s races at Mountaineer Park in West Virginia. Just as the starting gates opened for the first race, Berry’s race call was interrupted by an errant moth. .ICYMI ⁦@peterberry57⁩ swallows a Moth before the Tuesday opener ⁦⁦@mtrgaming⁩ #LighterSideTVG — Blaise Bollmann (@TVGs_Blaise) December 13, […]

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