Talk the Talk

.:EQUUS:. Archive on March 3, 2008, 0:08

Love talking horses? More importantly, can you recite them at a fast pace and enjoy watching races and following how each horse is doing? Perhaps racecalling is for you.

Requiring a good memory and knowledge of horses, trainers, jockeys and racing silk colours, racecalling would surely be demanding and something that the caller would have to be passionate about to be up to speed. Travis Stone is a track announcer for Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. He “called races on the roof of the Saratoga press box, dubbing those calls onto a CD to submit to racetracks as a demo.”