Local Voice hits national stage

Travis Stone the caller of Monmouth

— Travis Stone, 30 year-old Adirondack native, will be taking on a new role as the announcer at Monmouth Park raceway in Oceanport, New Jersey.

Stone is the son of Greg and Christine Stone and a graduate of Schroon Lake Central School class of 2002.

“Living an hour north of Saratoga, my dad was always a fan of horse racing.” Said Stone. “As a kid I used to use my toys to play races and announce, I announced everything. I even wrote a letter to Tom Durkin asking him what courses to take in college to become a race announcer. The unbelievable part is, he wrote me back.”

Stone graduated a semester early from the State University of New York at Oneonta, also attending the Missouri Auction School where he further developed his vocal expression. In 2006 he signed on with Lousiana Downs where he has spent the last eight years. Stone will be replacing announcer Larry Collmus Monmouths’s 20 year veteren announcer.

“We are excited to have Travis join the Monmouth Park team.” Said Ben Kulina president of Darby Developement the operators of Monmouth. “He’s a talented race caller with passion and intelligence for the game. He will fit in perfectly with Monmouth, and we look forward to his exciting race calls this summer and for many years to come.”

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