Churchill Downs

2:50 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

New Churchill Downs Track Announcer Prepares For ‘Horse Race of Horse Races’

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This Saturday night, Travis Stone will make his debut as the new track announcer at Churchill Downs.

A week later, he’ll call the biggest race in sport—the Kentucky Derby—before a crowd of more than 150,000 people.

Stone is just the eighth person in the track’s long history to hold the job, and at age 30, is also the youngest.

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2:50 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Travis Stone is the New Voice of the Kentucky Derby

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Travis Stone is the new Churchill Downs announcer and will be the voice of the Kentucky Derby next year, the track said today. 

Stone succeeds Larry Collmus, who left after a little under a year to call races at New York Races. 

He becomes the eighth announcer at the historic track. 

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7:01 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Breeders Cup Allegedly Headed to Keeneland

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Two Kentucky newspapers are reporting Keeneland will host the 2015 Breeders Cup World Championships.  Although not confirmed by the track or the Breeders Cup, reports in the Lousiville Courier Journal and Lexington Herald Leader cite sources indicating a formal announcement is expected later this month.  Kentucky Thoroughbred Association Director David Metsger said Keeneland is a good fit for the Breeders Cup.

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3:55 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Larry Collmus Is The New Voice of Churchill Downs

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Larry Collmus will be the new race caller at Churchill Downs starting on April 26.

Among Collmus' duties will be announcing the Kentucky Derby on May 3. He becomes the seventh announcer at the historic track.

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Horse Racing
7:40 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Summer Heat Prompts Churchill Downs to Revise Racing Schedule

The heat wave gripping the area has forced Churchill Downs to revise its weekend live racing schedule.

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Afternoon Update
4:33 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/14/12

"The human we see in the mirror is made up of more microbes than human."

Today on NPR: The human body contains about 100 trillion cells, but only maybe one in 10 of those cells is actually human. The rest are from bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. Now, scientists have unveiled the the "human microbiome," which includes 10,000 species and more than 8 million genes.

Four Rivers Region:

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1:12 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Suspects Sought in Churchill Downs Homicide


Louisville Metro Police say they have no suspects in their investigation into a Derby weekend homicide on the Churchill Downs backside.

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Afternoon Update
4:15 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/4/12

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Today on NPR:  Caretaker Of Kentucky Derby Track To Retire

Around the Commonwealth:

The Blue Ribbon Tax Commission picked three professors to act as consultants as the group considers changes to the state's tax code.

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