Travis Stone will be the new track announcer at the beginning of the 2014 Monmouth Park meet Saturday, May 10, according to an announcement from the Oceanport, N.J. track.
Most recently the announcer at Louisiana Downs, Stone replaces Larry Collmus who served as the voice of Monmouth Park since 1994 and recently joined Churchill Downs as its announcer.
"We're excited to have Travis join the Monmouth Park team," said Bob Kulina, president of Darby Development LLC, operators of Monmouth. "He's a talented race caller with passion and intelligence for the game. He will fit in perfectly with Monmouth, and we look forward to his exciting race calls this summer and for many years to come."
Stone, 30, is a graduate of State University of New York at Oneonta and the Missouri Auction School. He was named track announcer at Louisiana Downs in 2006, a year after working as a TV analyst at Gulfstream Park. In 2007, Stone called a race at Monmouth Park as part of All-Star Announcer Day.
"I'm beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to call at a racetrack with the illustrious history and tradition of Monmouth Park," Stone said. "I'm eagerly awaiting opening day and look forward to sharing my passion for the game with the New Jersey racing community."