Race-caller Stone not returning to NYRA

Race-caller Stone not returning to NYRA

Postby PJMIII » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:04 am

Travis Stone, who has split the race-calling duties at Aqueduct the last three winters with John Imbriale, will not be returning to the New York Racing Association this winter.

http://www.drf.com/news/race-caller-sto ... rning-nyra
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Re: Race-caller Stone not returning to NYRA

Postby Little Watermelon » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:46 am

Too bad. I like Imbriale a lot, but Stone is a very fine race caller.
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Re: Race-caller Stone not returning to NYRA

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:26 pm

Frank Mirahmadi has been named the new back-up announcer for Aqueduct.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/peop ... -aqueduct/

Good for Frank. I hope taking on this new gig also means he has recovered from his health issues.
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Re: Race-caller Stone not returning to NYRA

Postby Curtis » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:39 pm

What does that say about the GGF gig that being the back-up announcer at Aqueduct in the winter is a better career move? GGF may have to choose between Alan Buchdahl (I've always liked him) or Mchorseracecall. I guess there is Matt Dinerman but he'd have to give up EMD and that might come with a fight as he's gathered a following up here.
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Re: Race-caller Stone not returning to NYRA

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:52 pm

Or maybe what it says is that the cost of living is higher in the Bay area than it is in NY? :P :D
If Golden Gate needs a new announcer, maybe there's some young, ambitious Aussie race caller wanting to move to California? :D
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Re: Race-caller Stone not returning to NYRA

Postby Somnambulist » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:58 pm

Curtis wrote:What does that say about the GGF gig that being the back-up announcer at Aqueduct in the winter is a better career move?


NYRA is the best racing product in the country, overall. I imagine the facetime alone is worth it.
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Re: Race-caller Stone not returning to NYRA

Postby stark » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:08 pm

Curtis wrote:What does that say about the GGF gig that being the back-up announcer at Aqueduct in the winter is a better career move? GGF may have to choose between Alan Buchdahl (I've always liked him) or Mchorseracecall. I guess there is Matt Dinerman but he'd have to give up EMD and that might come with a fight as he's gathered a following up here.


What, no love for Angela Hermann?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: Race-caller Stone not returning to NYRA

Postby Curtis » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:19 pm

stark wrote:
Curtis wrote:What does that say about the GGF gig that being the back-up announcer at Aqueduct in the winter is a better career move? GGF may have to choose between Alan Buchdahl (I've always liked him) or Mchorseracecall. I guess there is Matt Dinerman but he'd have to give up EMD and that might come with a fight as he's gathered a following up here.


What, no love for Angela Hermann?

As rhetorical as that question is, I'm sure, no. Her calls were like listening to Siri giving GPS directions.
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Re: Race-caller Stone not returning to NYRA

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:53 pm

I'd LOVE to see female race callers become as common and accepted as their male colleagues, but....every time I heard Angela call a race, I wished I were listening to someone else. Bless her heart, she was enthusiastic, but IMHO she does not have the voice for the job. :oops:
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Re: Race-caller Stone not returning to NYRA

Postby Curtis » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:57 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I'd LOVE to see female race callers become as common and accepted as their male colleagues, but....every time I heard Angela call a race, I wished I were listening to someone else. Bless her heart, she was enthusiastic, but IMHO she does not have the voice for the job. :oops:

It could be an adroginous Martian. Just as long as there is reasonable accuracy without combining a cure for insomnia, I'm good.
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