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Tom Durkin

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Tom Durkin's Biography

Tom Durkin (born 1950 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American sportscaster and public address announcer specializing in Thoroughbred horse racing. He was the race caller for NBC Sports from 1984 through 2010.

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  • U.S. student missing in Rome

      News Source: CNN | 1 month ago
    John Durkin is an economics major from Rye Beach, New Hampshire. He attends Bates College in Maine, but was taking part in a study abroad program in Rome through Trinity College in Connecticut. He's been in Rome for a little more than a month as part
  • Collmus' ascension to voice of horse racing continues

      News Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal / Sun | 2 months ago
    The first time I met Larry Collmus was in 1985 in the press box at Garden State Park. Collmus was an 18-year-old high school graduate who wanted to become a race caller. Today, some 29 years later, Collmus has landed one of the plum jobs in horse
  • A Fresh Look at America's Oldest Sporting Venue, Saratoga Race Course

      News Source: The Huffington Post | 7 months ago
    As the opening of The Track at Saratoga, America's Grandest Race Course unfolds, tales of the lure of Saratoga -- the setting, the characters, the horses and the legends -- are promised...The hourlong documentary, celebrating 150 years of

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  • Daily appreciation shown for Saratoga's backstretch ...

      Blog Source: | 8 months ago
    "People winning money, it's a pretty good equation for having fun," noted Tom Durkin, NYRA Track Announcer. Six years ago, John Hendrickson and his wife, Marylou Whitney, came up with the idea for backstretch appreciation nights.
  • Essay: At Saratoga, the People Are as Big a Draw as the ...

      Blog Source: | 9 months ago
    The voice of New York racing, Tom Durkin, won't have to tell the crowd on Friday at the first race what to do. “They're off at Saratoga,” the crowd will roar as the horses break from the gate. There have been countless bon mots written over
  • Digital camera add-on means the light's fantastic | Jane ...

      Blog Source: | 9 months ago
    Too close to call indeed. Track announcer Tom Durkin couldn't pick the winner of the $1 million Travers Stakes, and neither could anyone else when Alpha and Golden Ticket flashed across the finish line Saturday at absolutely the same time.

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