Great job ESPN!!!! Thank god NBC has the Triple Crown. Jerry Bailey was a great jockey, but he has no business on TV. Rail Trip 2nd on his top Classic Division horses and then he said Rail Trip won last years Gold Cup. Our sport is great. You and I know that. The sad part is that not every one else does. I should have count how many incorrect statements were made, but I couldnt watch it anymore. ESPN did absolutely nothing to promote our sport. Why cant we seem to get this right?
I agree about his last two calls...I saw a quote from him that he regrets spotting Mine That Bird so late. He also dropped the ball in the Belmont. Regardless....He is still one of the most exciting and clever race callers I have ever heard. Mark Johnson or Trevor are my votes...Mark is so clever and uses so many different words to describe what is happening! Trevor has some unbelievable one liners.... Larry Collmus is cool, but I really hope it isnt him.
They are saying Larry Collmus, but I am not a huge fan. I would prefer Trevor Denman, John G. Dooley, and Mark Johnson (Churchill On-Track Announcer).
Best Tom Durkin calls of all time?
I am pretty beat up about this announcement. I am fairly young and a new Derby goer, but I really look forward to Tom Durkin's calls. I think the race call is on of the most overlooked part of our sport. When I think back to my list of favorite races, they always seem to have an unbelivable call. Durkin's calls are abundant on that list. I went to the Derby for the last two years and was on youtube before I returned to the hotel to try to find Durkin's call for the race. No offense to Mark Johnson, who is a great race caller in his own right.
Any word on Sidney's Candy? Serious or minor injury?
Turbulent Descent's performance in the Moccasin was one of the most impressive races by a 2-yo filly I have seen all year.
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