In honor of Tom Durkin’s retirement from race calling on August 31, we are taking a look back at 40 of his most memorable calls–one for each day of the 2014 Saratoga meet.
In honor of Monday–a foggy day for most as they dust off the weekend cobwebs and march into work–we’re recalling Durkin’s infamous Aqueduct fog call from 2009.
Although there was no dramatic stretch duel and he incorrectly identified the leader at the top of the turn, this call features some textbook Durkin one-liners such as:
“Nothing more beautiful. Whooo, they’re going fast too. 21 and 1 for the opening quarter. Wish I could see them.” and
“And Shotgun Holiday was third in a magnificently run event.”