03/31/2014 1:20PM

Monmouth Park hires Stone as race caller

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Travis Stone has been the full-time race caller at Louisiana Downs since 2006.

Travis Stone, the race caller for Louisiana Downs, has been hired by Monmouth Park in New Jersey as the track’s new announcer for 2014, Monmouth announced Monday.

Stone, 30, will replace Larry Collmus, the longtime Monmouth Park race caller who was hired late last year as the new race caller for Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Stone has been Louisiana Downs’s full-time race caller since 2006. He also has called races at Churchill, Suffolk Downs, Calder Race Course, Golden Gate Fields, Lone Star Park, and Sam Houston Race Park.

“I’m beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to call at a racetrack with the illustrious history and tradition of Monmouth Park,” Stone said in a release from the track. “I’m eagerly awaiting opening day and look forward to sharing my passion for the game with the New Jersey racing community.”

Stone was a guest announcer at Monmouth for one race as part of the track’s “All-Star Announcer Day” in 2007.

Opening day at Monmouth is May 10. The 57-day meet runs through Sept. 28.