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Announcer, 13, Learning The Ropes

Published: April 11, 2011 12:27 pm ET

Last Comment: April 13, 2011 7:48 pm ET | 6 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

There is no question that many youngsters with enough exposure to the standardbred racing industry have given a mock race-call or two in his or her day. Now, 13-year-old caller Kyle Gillis isn't just talking to himself.

An article by The Chronicle Herald has shined the spotlight on the 2011 season of live racing at Nova Scotia's Truro Raceway, which hosted its first card of the season yesterday.

The report quoted Gillis, who is currently cutting his teeth in the race-calling game, as saying, "I’ve got to come up with some catchphrases."

As trying times have hit many North American racetracks, the people who put on the show at Truro Raceway know what they have is special. The task at hand is making the business sustainable.

"I believe in it with my whole heart and soul, and so does everyone down in the stables. We have a beautiful thing here," said Truro Raceway Race Office Supervisor Diane Daniels.

(With files from The Chronicle Herald)

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April 13, 2011 - 7:48 pmGood luck, Kyle! Have fun

Adam Mauntah SAID...

Good luck, Kyle! Have fun up there!

April 12, 2011 - 1:33 pmGood luck Kyle. Give a wave

Good luck Kyle.

Give a wave to Emmons and Dixie on the first turn for me!

April 12, 2011 - 10:48 amGood luck. If you want to

Kevin Jones SAID...

Good luck. If you want to hear some great catch phrases listen to Larry Ledeman from the old Garden State & Freehold. He's one of the most entertaining in the sport. Can't catch him live because he just had surgery, but here's a link SC provided of one of his race calls:

April 11, 2011 - 6:13 pmBest of luck, Kyle!

Best of luck, Kyle!

April 11, 2011 - 4:38 pmGreat job Kyle!

Great job Kyle!

April 11, 2011 - 1:30 pmGood job KYLE!!! keep up the

Good job KYLE!!! keep up the great work

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