Collmus to call Triple Crown on NBC
NEW YORK (AP)
Monmouth and Gulfstream Park announcer Larry Collmus is the new voice of racing's Triple Crown.
Collmus will call the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes for NBC. He replaces Tom Durkin, who opted not to re-sign with the network, citing health concerns.
Collmus has been calling races for more than 25 years, getting his start at Bowie Race Course in 1985 at age 18. He is part of NBC's revamped Triple Crown lineup.
Laffit Pincay III, son of Hall of Fame rider Laffit Pincay Jr., as well as Randy Moss and Jay Privman will help anchor lead-up coverage on Versus.
Bob Costas will anchor the network's coverage on race days and will be joined by commentator Tom Hammond, three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Gary Stevens, analysts/handicappers Mike Battaglia and Bob Neumeier, reporter Kenny Rice and on-track reporter Donna Brothers.