Larry Collmus Biography, Age, Wife, Salary, NBC Sports, Twitter

Larry Collmus Biography

Larry Collmus is a Thoroughbred horse racing announcer. He is currently the announcer at the New York Racing Association and is also the race caller for NBC Sports’ coverage of the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup. Collmus previously called races at Gulfstream Park, Monmouth Park and Suffolk Downs.

He got his start by calling his first race at Bowie Race Track in 1985 at the age of 18. In 1985 and 1986, Collmus served as the assistant announcer at Pimlico, Laurel Park, Bowie and Timonium Racetrack in his native Maryland.

In 1987, Collmus became the youngest announcer in the country after being named to call the races at Birmingham Turf Club in Alabama. After Birmingham, he moved to California and became the announcer at Golden Gate Fields in the San Francisco area. He held on the position until 1991 when he moved to take over announcing duties at Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Massachusetts.

His move to a major summer racing circuit occurred in 1994 when he became the announcer at Monmouth Park, host of the 2007 Breeders’ Cup. After spending 2 years as the winter announcer at Aqueduct Racetrack, Collmus became the full-time announcer at Gulfstream Park in 2007.

In 2011, Collmus succeeded Tom Durkin as the voice of the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup broadcasts on NBC Sports. Collmus was named track announcer at Churchill Downs beginning with the 2014 racing season. Notably, he called the races from Nov. 19-23 of 2008 as one of five potential announcers to replace Luke Kruytbosch.

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On August 13, 2014, he was announced to once again succeed Tom Durkin, this time as the voice of the New York Racing Association. Collmus began calling the races at Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course in April 2015 as part of a five-year contract.

Citing the “wear and tear” of calling races all year long, Larry Collmus announced in June 2016 that he would not return as the winter announcer at Gulfstream Park. He continues to announce for NYRA, NBC Sports and the Breeders’ Cup between April and November.

Larry Collmus Age

Collmus was born on October 13, 1966 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He is 52 years old as of 2018.

Larry Collmus Wife

Larry likes to keep his personal life private hence details about his marriage life, spouse and children is not yet made public. However updates will be made soon.

Larry Collmus Salary

The exact amount of salary that Collmus receives is not yet disclosed.

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