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Spadaro Thrilled To Be Racing in Ohio

September 2, 2020:

Joe Spadaro has come a long way from his Queens, New York childhood, working nearly his entire life in the harness racing industry, first as a trainer, then as a racing commission executive, and now has an on

A Look Back On A Breeders Crown Shocker

October 25, 2018:

The 1990 edition of the Breeders Crown saw a record established that lasted 18 years. Five-year-old horse Bays Fella crossed the finish line first at odds of 69-1 with a young Paul MacDonell at the helm. Here is the story behind it on

Another Iconic Racecaller Retiring

December 7, 2015:

The horse racing industry has seen a couple of the best race callers in the industry call it a career over the past few years. Tom Durkin stepped away from the microphone in 2014 and Dan Loiselle did the same earlier this on

Durkin-Owned Trotter Retired

July 28, 2015:

Coraggioso, the New York Sire Stakes colt trotting champion of 2012, has been retired, according to owners Tom Durkin and Joe on

Gerrity Memorial Night Details

July 15, 2015:

Saratoga Casino and Raceway is set to welcome some of America’s finest Standardbred performers during the running of the seventh annual Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Free for All Pace on Saturday, July on

Call The Races With A Legend

April 14, 2015:

Have you ever yearned to climb into the announcer’s booth and call a race? If so, would you jump at the chance to take some pointers from the great Tom Durkin? on

Symposium Probes Hot Topics

December 9, 2014:

The 41st Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming got underway on Tuesday at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson with a full day of sessions covering a wide variety of on

Paying Tribute To An Icon

August 29, 2014:

At this point it is not breaking news that revered horse racing announcer Tom Durkin is retiring. Although news of Durkin’s retirement has been covered by multiple mainstream media outlets, CBS News has assembled a quick video interview that captures what the announcing icon has meant to the sport of horse on

Collmus To Succeed Durkin At NYRA

August 13, 2014:

Launching a new era for horseplayers and racing fans around the world, New York Racing Association CEO and President Chris Kay announced the appointment of Larry Collmus as the organization's next race on

Tom Durkin To Call It A Career

May 13, 2014:

It has been reported that legendary Thoroughbred announcer Tom Durkin will be retiring one week after this year’s Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race on

Durkin-Owned Filly To Race Friday

August 21, 2013:

The New York State Fair races will make their annual appearance at Vernon Downs this weekend, as juvenile fillies are scheduled to race Friday evening. Three divisions each for trotters and pacers will head postward for Excelsior series on

From Calling To Winning The Hambo?

June 23, 2012:

“If I walk through the barn my eyes itch, I get a heachache and start to feel drowsy. I watch him work out, but I don’t go very near him. I think I may have openly touched him once and he’s probably thankful for that.” on

Durkin-Owned Colt In To Go

August 16, 2011:

New York Sire Stakes will return downstate Thursday night, as Yonkers Raceway will be hosting the Lew Barasch Trot for two-year-old colts and on

Durkin Brings Home Old Friend

June 15, 2011:

Tom Durkin is best known as a high profile announcer in thoroughbred racing, calling 12 Kentucky Derbies, 22 Breeders' Cups and his regular gig at the New York Racing Association Tracks. Durkin, however, also called at the Meadowlands harness meet for nine years and called 10 Hambletonians. To this day, he keeps one foot, no, maybe the whole leg, in harness on

A Tom Durkin-less Derby?

April 26, 2011:

Tom Durkin has decided to step down from being NBC's voice of the Kentucky Derby and the two remaining legs of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown – the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont on

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