03/07/2012 1:02PM

Charles Town: Collmus to be announcer for Classic


Larry Collmus, NBC’s voice of the Triple Crown as well the regular announcer at Gulfstream Park and Monmouth Park, will make a guest appearance to provide the call of the Grade 2, $1 million Charles Town Classic on April 14.

Charles Town’s regular track announcer Jeff Cernik will call the first six races on the card, with Collmus calling the final seven, highlighted by the Classic at 10:30 p.m. Eastern. The card will be carried live on TVG and HRTV, along with the Horse Racing Radio Network.

A native of Ellicott City, Md., Collmus will return to a track he made frequent visits to as a teenager.

“I’m very excited about calling the Charles Town Classic,” said Collmus. “Not only has it become one of the premier races for older horses in American racing, but it has special meaning for me. I’ve been coming to Charles Town as a fan since I was a teenager, and to see it host such a tremendous event and to actually call it is a real thrill for me.”