Keyword: Tom Durkin

  • Jockey Javier Castellano (center) holds his Hall of Fame plaque, along with fellow Hall of Fame riders Ramon Dominguez (left) and John Velazquez

    2017 Hall of Fame Entrants Pure Class

    Fellow 2017 inductees Javier Castellano, Garrett Gomez, Victor Espinoza, and equine star Goldikova took their place in the Hall of Fame with Pillars of the Turf John Gaines, Ogden "Dinny" Phipps, and Col. Matt Winn.

  • Durkin to Lead Personalized Tours of Hall of Fame

    Retired racecaller Tom Durkin will lead personalized tours of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame throughout the Saratoga Race Course meeting this summer from July 21 through Sept. 4. 

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    Olczyk Gives Emotional Keynote to OwnerView

    Eddie Olczyk, a star hockey player and current NBC analyst for both hockey and horse racing, told owners and prospective owners at the national OwnerView conference of his love for all things horses in his keynote address.

  • A crowd fills Saratoga for American Pharoah's work Aug 28.

    NY Fan Forum: Improve Customer Service

    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.

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    Hall of Fame Induction 2015: All Heart

    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.

  • Durkin Named TCA Honored Guest

    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.

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    Durkin to Hold Race Caller Workshop

    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.

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    Durkin to Receive Eclipse Award of Merit

    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.

  • Condo Commando wins the Spinaway Stakes.
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    Condo Commando 'Splash-tastic' in Spinaway

    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.

  • Hall of Fame Tribute to Tom Durkin

    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.

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    Durkin to be Honored at Saratoga This Weekend

    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.

  • And They're Off: The Final Farewell

    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.

  • And They're Off: The Final Farewell

    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.

  • Tom Durkin (right), D. Wayne Lukas (center), and Jimmy Jerkens, accepting on behalf of his father, H. Allen Jerkens.

    Jerkens, Lukas, Durkin Honored at Saratoga

    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.

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    Durkin Receives The Jockey Club Medal

    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.

  • 30 Years in 30 Days: Anees, 1999 Juvenile

    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.

  • Vincent Timphony rejoices after Wild Again's victory in the inaugural Classic

    30 Years in 30 Days: My Flag, 1995

    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.

  • Larry Collmus

    Collmus: 'Prepare, But Not Over Prepare'

    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).

  • Rees, Novak Win 2011 Media Eclipse Awards

    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.

  • No Breed Bias for These New Yorkers

    Horse owners haven't lost sight of the fact there's money to be made in Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing in New York State.

  • And They're Off: Ky Derby Edition

    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.