Larry Collmus

Churchill Downs

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. 


Today we meet Larry Collmus who has announced horse races across the country at some of the most famous Thoroughbred tracks like Saratoga, Aqueduct and more. He's coming to Kentucky this year to call races at Churchill Downs. 

Collmus became the voice of the Triple Crown and Breeders Cup Broadcasts on NBC Sports in 2011. The 2014 racing season will be his debut calling for Churchill Downs. 


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.