Meet Travis Stone
Travis Stone is the track announcer for Churchill Downs, where he called Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's victory in the 2015 Kentucky Derby. During the winter, he is a track announcer for the New York Racing Association at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York City.
A lifelong fan of horse racing, Travis became interested in race calling during hundreds of trips to Saratoga while growing-up. He studied Communication Arts in college, went to auctioneer school and practiced calling races into a tape recorder on the roof of Saratoga.
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 Churchill Downs and the New York Racing Association later that winter.