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Churchill Downs announcer to succeed Durkin

NYRA CEO Christopher Kay announces that NBC's Larry Collmus will succeed Tom Durkin as race caller, during a press conference at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
NYRA CEO Christopher Kay announces that NBC's Larry Collmus will succeed Tom Durkin as race caller, during a press conference at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.
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Larry Collmus couldn’t help getting a bit choked up after reaching the summit of his announcing career. The journey that started as a teenager calling races at Bowie Race Track in Maryland and led to announcing the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs nearly two decades later came to a peak Wednesday when the 47-year-old Collmus was named the new voice of New York thoroughbred racing. He replaces the legendary Tom Durkin, who will officially retire ...


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