Travis Stone

The Voice of the Kentucky Derby

In The Booth For The Kentucky Derby


Meet Travis Stone

Travis Stone is the track announcer for Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby.

A lifelong fan of horse racing, Travis became interested in race calling during hundreds of trips to Saratoga as a kid. He studied Communication Arts in college, went to auctioneer school and endlessly practiced calling races while growing-up.

After graduating college, he became the announcer at Louisiana Downs in 2006. In 2014 he called races at Monmouth Park in New Jersey before joining the New York Racing Association later that winter where he called races until 2018.

Travis now calls Louisville, KY his home and calls races only at Churchill Downs.


Kentucky Derby (2018)

Kentucky Derby (2017)

Kentucky Derby (2015)

American Turf Stakes

Stephen Foster (2017)

Kentucky Oaks (2017)

Clark Handicap

Fleur de Lis Handicap