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Tom Durkin

Last mentioned in Chicago : IL : USA
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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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Tom Durkin News Stories

  • And they're off – to racing summer camp

      News Source: The Globe & Mail | 9 days ago
    Story When nine horses burst from the gate at 1 p.m. to a chorus of They're off at Saratoga, led by the announcer Tom Durkin, summer camp will commence once again for those who cherish horses and history and the fellowship of those who enjoy the same.
  • Announcer Durkin also is denied a place in history

      News Source: Sacramento Bee | 1 month ago
    As the voice of Belmont Park, announcer Tom Durkin wanted to find the right words to capture history. Durkin, who will retire this summer after 24 years as the New York Racing Association's track announcer, had never called a Triple Crown victory.
  • Ribo Bobo draws off to win Monmouth Park feature

      News Source: Miami Herald | 3 months ago
    Tom Durkin will retire from calling horse races in August at Saratoga after a 43-year career that included announcing the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup. Ribo Bobo took command in the stretch and drew off to win the $75,000 Decathlon Stakes on

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

      Blog Source: | 11 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: | 1 year 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: | 1 year 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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