Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Larry Collmus on calling Rich Strike’s amazing Kentucky Derby win

Larry Collmus on calling Rich Strike’s amazing Kentucky Derby win

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch - May 10, 2022 - 37:47

Episode 203 of the Sports Media Podcast features Larry Collmus, the race caller for the NBC Sports Group coverage of the Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont), and Breeders’ Cup. In this podcast, Collmus discusses calling Rich Strike’s remarkable win at the Kentucky Derby at 80-1 odds; when he saw Rich Strike making his move; what he thought about his call; how much race preparation he does in advance; what he did after the race; the impact of the win and what he expects for the Preakness; his racecalling and analyst work away from NBC; the difference in calling races from Churchill Downs, Pimlico and Belmont Park; his all-time favorite horse racing calls, and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.

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The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.

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