For everyone that enjoys the sport of horse racing, there is an announcer or a call that you just cannot forget. For one reason or another they stick with all of us. I can respect the magnitude of any race and its place in historical context but what really sticks with me is when the announcer makes me laugh. It could be Tom Durkin, Larry Collmus or even a guest announcer like Conan O’Brien. It might be a horses name or the weather that creates the moment but regardless it will stick.Exceptional preformance is one this but hysterical or improvisational calls can really sink in. Below is a list of the funniest calls in horse racing history, in my opinion. Sit back and remember history one smile and chuckle at a time. Then vote at the end for your favorite.
Classic Conan O’Brien while calling a race at Santa Anita Park
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Doremifasollatido, Tom Durkin singing a horse to victory
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Frank Mirahmadi laying down some incredible impressions during a call
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A Freaking great call at Los Alamitos
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Arrrrr, I will miss Tom Durkin and moments like this
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How did you like the first five that I listed? Did any of them make you laugh or bring back a memory? I hope you enjoyed them. Do not forget to watch the last five on page two if this article. There is a vote at the end where you can cast your choice. I hope you are enjoying this departure from my normal handicapping.