08/15/2014 2:54PM

Chuck Streva, longtime Florida chart caller and handicapper, dies

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Chuck Streva, longtime chart caller and south Florida morning-line maker, died Friday at Miami’s Baptist Hospital following a long illness. He was 56 years old.

Streva was the official Equipbase chart caller at both Calder Race Course and Gulfstream Park for more than two decades. He also made the morning line at both tracks and served as a public handicapper whose picks appeared for many years in the Miami Herald.

Streva grew up in a racing family. His uncle Jack Wilson was one of Daily Racing Form’s most respected chart callers, and was the official chart caller for the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup before becoming supervisor of track and field operations for the Form. Streva’s late grandfather Dave Wilson was a legendary columnist and handicapper in New England and Florida.

Streva is survived by his wife, Connie, and sons Chris and Michael.

Funeral arrangements are pending.