Collmus Invites Fans to Watch him Call a Race for Charity

Collmus Invites Fans to Watch him Call a Race for Charity

11/28/2011

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - No one has a better view of Gulfstream Park and South Florida than track announcer Larry Collmus. Beginning opening day Dec. 3 you can join the popular announcer in his booth any day of the week while helping the Gulfstream Park Thoroughbred After-Care Program (www.gpaftercare.com).
For a $50 donation per person, up to six fans can meet Larry and watch him call a race while taking in the view high atop his perch overlooking Gulfstream and out across Hollywood Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.

All proceeds from donations will benefit the Gulfstream Park Thoroughbred After-Care Program, founded by Gulfstream Chairman Mr. Frank Stronach in February of 2011 and devoted to the care, rehabilitation and retraining of thoroughbreds no longer able to compete.

Mr. Stronach, who set up a similar program at Santa Anita, has been an industry leader and innovator in the care and retraining of retired thoroughbreds. Mr. Stronach and his family set an industry precedent seven years ago by developing the first in-house retirement program, Adena Retirement, and they have supported numerous retirement programs throughout the years.

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 was named by NBC Sports last winter to call the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. He called Zenyatta’s 19th and final victory for ESPN and has been a hit on YouTube with his call of a race from Monmouth featuring Mywifenoseverything and Thewifedoesntknow.

“It was such a pleasure to meet so many fans last winter at Gulfstream while raising money for thoroughbred charities,” Collmus said. “I’m really excited about working with the Gulfstream Park Thoroughbred After-Care Program. Watching these extraordinary equine athletes each day makes me aware of the need for quality retirement and retraining programs. I’m grateful to do anything I can for such a worthy cause while meeting the best sports fans in the world.”

To watch a race with Larry, go to Gulfstreampark.com/racing/Collmus and fill out the form. Or call 954.457.6451 and make a reservation.