The New York Racing Fan Advisory Council held an open forum Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course, inviting customers and racing fans in the state to share comments and questions about their experiences at New York's tracks.
The Hall of Fame class of 2015 was inducted Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. While there were some light-hearted moments during the ceremony, all of the inductees brought out emotion on their way to enshrinement.
Tom Durkin, one of racing's great race callers, has been selected by the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Club of America as the 2015 Honored Guest, TCA president Shannon Arvin announced July 27.
The New York Racing Association will unveil a new attraction for the 2015 meet at Saratoga Race Course honoring one of the most renowned announcers in American racing.
Track announcer Dan Loiselle will call his last race at Woodbine Racetrack on May 31 bringing a 29-year career as thoroughbred race caller to a close.
Jorge Luis Batlle IbaÃƒÆ'Ã†'Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â±ez, Louis Romanet, and Frank Stronach are the latest speakers who will address the international racing conference being held June 3-6 in New York City.
Tom Durkin, one of Thoroughbred racing's great race callers, will conduct a one-day workshop on how to call a horse race on Sunday, June 7, at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y.
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 makes its next stop at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington Saturday, April 11, with the $300,000 Jenny Wiley (gr. IT) and $250,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III).
Three Racing Hall of Fame jockeys and a legendary track announcer are to be inducted into Hialeah Park's Hall of Fame March 30.
Tom Durkin's acceptance speech for the Eclipse Award of Merit and transcript. read blog
Listen to Tom Durkin's acceptance speech for the 2014 Eclipse Award of Merit. Listen Now
California Chrome's victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was voted the 2014 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of the Year.
Retired New York Racing Association announcer Tom Durkin has joined West Point Thoroughbreds, it was announced Jan. 15 by West Point founder and president Terry Finley.
The annual TCA fundraiser is expecting to see record donations from its live, phone, and online stallion season auctions and auction of non-season item.
Finalists for 2014 Eclipse Awards will be announced Wednesday, Jan. 7, during a 30-minute program on HRTV that will begin at 11:30 a.m. EST.
Capping an extraordinary career as one of North America's premier race track announcers and one of the most popular personalities in Thoroughbred racing, Tom Durkin will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit.
Tom Durkin will host the Thoroughbred Charities of America's 25th annual Select Stallion Season Auction to be held Jan. 10 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington.
Recently retired track announcer Tom Durkin has been named recipient of the Turf Publicists of America's Big Sport of Turfdom Award, the organization announced Nov. 14.
National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame 2014 tribute to retiring race announcer Tom Durkin. watch video
Wise Dan, Australia, Saratoga, Del Mar, Parx Racing, Europe, Golden Gate Fields, and more! view slideshow
Evan Hammonds recaps big races from Saratoga this weekend. Wise Dan, Itsmyluckyday, and Tom Durkin have big days at the Spa. watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps big races from Saratoga this weekend. Wise Dan, Itsmyluckyday, and Tom Durkin have big days at the Spa.
Watch the Spinaway Stakes with a camera on race caller Tom Durkin. Courtsey of NYRA
Watch Tom Durkin as he gives his last race call during the Spinaway Stakes. Courtesy of NYRA
Condo Commando took all of the drama out of track announcer Tom Durkin's final call when she romped to victory in the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) over a sloppy track at rainy Saratoga Race Course Aug. 31.
It's last call for Tom Durkin. The voice of horse racing on the New York circuit is silencing himself Sunday, Aug. 31, retiring after a 43-year career in which he also announced Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup races.
National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame 2014 tribute to retiring race announcer Tom Durkin. Read more on Tom Durkin's career in the August 30, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. View more Hall of Fame videos here.
Saratoga's Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) brings together nine juvenile fillies with a chance; one will make history in Tom Durkin's last call for the New York Racing Association Aug. 31.
The illustrious career of longtime track announcer Tom Durkin will be celebrated with two days in his honor at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, the New York Racing Association announced.
Watch Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman bid Steve farewell as And They're Off moves to the next chapter with Lenny's Place. The duo discuss the Travers S., Jimmy Jerkens, Tom Durkin, and the top 8 reasons Steve is leaving. watch video
Watch Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman bid Steve farewell as And They're Off moves to the next chapter with Lenny's Place. The duo discuss the Travers Stakes, Jimmy Jerkens, Tom Durkin, and give the top 8 reasons Steve is leaving ATO.
Hall of Fame trainers H. Allen Jerkens and D. Wayne Lukas, along with legendary track announcer Tom Durkin, were honored Aug. 22 in the second annual "Red Jacket" ceremony in the winners' circle at Saratoga Race Course.
Tom Durkin, who will retire Aug. 31 after 43 years as a race caller, received The Jockey Club Medal the night Aug. 9 for exceptional contributions to the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry.
A year after his first experience with the intense scrutiny that comes with the opening of the Saratoga Race Course meet, a more confident, knowledgeable, and experienced Chris Kay discussed the racing season.
Track announcer Tom Durkin, who has been calling races for the New York Racing Association circuit since 1990, announced he will bring a 43-year career to a close Aug. 31.
Oddly enough events conspired to prevent me from watching live one of my best Breeders' Cup wagers. Instead, the welcomed news of Anees' victory arrived via a friend's phone call to the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette news room.
The key to making anyone who is unfamiliar with horse racing "get it" -- assuming you can't take them to an actual racetrack -- is showing them a great race.
Thousands jam Broadway for the event of the season. read blog
The New York Racing Association has placed a blue-and-white striped pole inside the main track that marks 31 lengths from the finish line, the margin of Secretariat's victory in the 1973 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
- By Vic Zast
It feels inadequate to refer to Tom Durkin as a race caller. read blog
Little more than a year after becoming the voice of the Triple Crown, Larry Collmus finds himself standing on the precipice of what may be racing history in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Turf writers Claire Novak and Jennie Reese won Media Eclipse Awards for 2011, it was announced Dec. 28 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters.
Horse owners haven't lost sight of the fact there's money to be made in Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing in New York State. read blog
- By Vic Zast
Horse racing establishment invades Saratoga. Read Blog
Lenny and Steve present the exclusive And They're Off Churchill Downs Tour. Plus, Ray Amato, blacksmith for Todd Pletcher's horses, a salute to Tom Durkin, and Derby picks. Watch Video
It takes a real man to step off the throne while he's still on top. Read Blog
Tom Durkin April 26 announced his decision not to renew his contract to call the Triple Crown races this year for NBC Sports.
- By Vic Zast
Hardcore handicappers go "Hidee-Hidee-Hidee-Ho." Read Blog
Tom Durkin relives some of his calls of the failed Triple Crown bids in the Belmont Stakes. Watch Video
The NYTB honored its 2009 state-bred champions at its annual awards banquet April 12. Multiple winners were Haynesfield, Banrock, and Canadian Ballet. Funny Cide was honored as the Horse of the Decade.
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