All Proceeds To Benefit Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - No one has a better view of Gulfstream Park and South Florida than track announcer Larry Collmus, and beginning Jan. 15, you can join the popular announcer in his booth any day of the week while helping the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF).
For a $50 donation per person, up to six fans can not only witness Collmus call the fourth race from high atop his perch overlooking Gulfstream, but they’ll get a picturesque view of South Florida looking east to the ocean.
All proceeds from donations will go to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), the largest and most respected equine rescue organization of its kind devoted to the care, retirement, rehabilitation and retraining of thoroughbreds no longer able to compete. The TRF currently cares for more than 1,200 retired thoroughbreds.
“Watching these extraordinary equine athletes every day has made me well aware of the need for quality retirement and retraining programs,” Collmus said. “The TRF has been an industry leader in this field, whether in rehabilitating, retiring or helping to pass important legislation. It’s an honor to work with the staff of the TRF and I’m very excited to meet fans of this great sport.”
Diana Pikulski, TRF Executive Director, External Affairs, said; “Thank you, Larry, for making this possible. I love the idea that racing fans get the unique and exciting experience of watching the call of a live race while helping retired thoroughbred race horses.”
Collmus, a native of Baltimore who got his start at age 18 calling the races at Bowie, has been the track announcer at numerous tracks, including Gulfstream and Monmouth. He called Zenyatta’s 19th and final victory for ESPN and was a hit on YouTube this summer with his call of a race from Monmouth featuring Mywifenoseverything and Thewifedoesntknow.
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino is a multi-use entertainment facility and the premier destination of its kind in South Florida. Recognized for its world-class thoroughbred racing, Gulfstream Park is also home to more than 850 slot machines, high-stakes, no-limit poker, and the finest restaurants and shops at The Village at Gulfstream Park. Gulfstream’s world-championship, 2011 thoroughbred meet will run from Jan. 5 through April 24. For further information contact [email protected], or call 954.457.6451.