NYRA Names New Announcer | WAMC

NYRA Names New Announcer

Jan 29, 2020

Fans at Saratoga Race Course will be hearing a different but familiar voice over the loudspeakers this summer.

The New York Racing Association has named John Imbriale as its next full-time race caller. Imbriale, who began working with NYRA in 1979, replaces Larry Collmus, who was named announcer in April 2015.

NYRA said it could not reach a contract agreement with Collmus, whose five-year deal expired last year.

Collmus succeeded longtime caller Tom Durkin, under whom Imbriale worked as a backup. Imbriale is also the voice of winter racing at Aqueduct.

In a statement thanking NYRA and fans, Collmus said he will continue working with NBC Sports.