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Jack E. Lee

Jack E. Lee (May 29, 1936 - July 30, 2009) was a track announcer who called several major harness races at the now-defunct Roosevelt Raceway on Long Island (Westbury, NY) in the 1970s and 1980s, and is considered by many to be the "Golden Voice" of that era in harness racing.

In addition to his stint as the track announcer at Roosevelt Raceway (1968–1985) and Freehold Raceway (1966, 1990–1998), Lee also called quarter horse races at Suffolk (Parr) Meadows on Long Island from 1986-1987. In addition to Roosevelt, Lee occasionally substituted for Bob Meyer at Yonkers Raceway.

Known for having a mellow voice and a descriptive style of announcing, Lee was considered by many to be the top racecaller in all of harness racing during the 1970s and 1980s. His calls were heard nationwide on the superstation WOR-TV, where he co-hosted the show "Racing from Roosevelt" with Stan Bergstein and Spencer Ross.

Aside from announcing at Roosevelt and Freehold, Lee was the PA announcer for the New York Mets at Shea Stadium and for a time in the 1970s, was the ring announcer for the World Wrestling Federation at Madison Square Garden.

Jack E. Lee died on July 30, 2009. Lee was retired, living in Florida.


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