b6b3a7b2b274b01f5c0f6a706700d192.jpg - Washington Times
Skip to content

Horse racing announcer Larry Collmus speaks with the media after it was announced that he will succeed Tom Durkin as race caller at New York's horse racing tracks during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Durkin is retiring from calling horse races this month at Saratoga after a 43-year career that included announcing the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup. Collmus was previously the track announcer at Churchill Downs in Louisville., Ky. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Patrick Dodson)  TROY, SCHENECTADY; SARATOGA SPRINGS; ALBANY AND AMSTERDAM OUT

Horse racing announcer Larry Collmus speaks with the media after it was announced that he will succeed Tom Durkin as race caller at New York's horse racing tracks during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Durkin is retiring from calling horse races this month at Saratoga after a 43-year career that included announcing the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup. Collmus was previously the track announcer at Churchill Downs in Louisville., Ky. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Patrick Dodson) TROY, SCHENECTADY; SARATOGA SPRINGS; ALBANY AND AMSTERDAM OUT

Featured Photo Galleries

Mahan 3.jpg

Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.