Thursday, August 28, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: Tom Durkin availability

The New York Racing Association, Inc.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Contact: John Durso, Jr.

NYRA Director of Communications


Mark Bardack




Media Availability with Tom Durkin


WHEN:          Friday, August 29

11 a.m.


WHERE:       Saratoga Race Course

                        Winner's Circle


WHO:             -Chris Kay, CEO and President, The New York Racing Association

-Tom Durkin, Race Announcer, The New York Racing Association


DETAILS:     The media availability comes in advance of a two-day celebration in Durkin's honor, beginning on Sunday with a special winner's circle ceremony honoring the accomplishments of Durkin's legendary career following his final race call at Saratoga in the Grade 1 Spinaway. The call will bring Durkin's 43-year career to a close. Fans are encouraged to remain in their seats after the Spinaway to witness the ceremony.  


The celebration of Tom Durkin's career will continue on Monday when Durkin returns to Saratoga Race Course to greet fans, sign autographs and take pictures in the backyard beginning at noon.


For more information about events at Saratoga Race Course, visit


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