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Travis Stone

Travis Stone
Background information
Sports: Thoroughbred horse racing

Travis Stone (b. 1984) is a public address announcer for thoroughbred horse racing. Originally from Schroon Lake, he graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta in Oneonta, New York. [1]

He is the race caller for Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Louisiana, home of the Super Derby, one of the premiere races for 3-year-olds.[2]

Stone, a two-time All-Star Announcer, grew into the game of horse racing at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. He spent three years writing for The Saratoga Special and The Keeneland Special at their respective meets. He also graduated from the Missouri Auction School during that time. His first live race call came at Suffolk Downs when he just 18-years-old.[3]

In addition to Louisiana Downs, Stone also called races as part of All-Star Announcer Day at Monmouth Park and Churchill Downs. His first two live race calls occurred at Suffolk Downs. He has been featured in various trade publications, periodicals and television including HRTV, TVG, The Post-Star, The Albany Times Union, The Shreveport Times, The Daily Racing Form, The Thoroughbred Times and others.

In January 2010, he joined Gulfstream Park's TV department as a Simulcast host and analyst with Caton Bredar and Alyssa Ali.


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