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Odds maker, national analyst and commentator, Mike Battaglia speaks about how the Spiral Stakes got started in 1972. He also has some interesting comments about previous Spiral Stakes winners including Admiral Kingdom who went on to win the Derby, Lil E, Summer Squall and others. He talks about this year’s field and the odds he has make them. Kitten’s Cat was made the favorite with 4-1 odds.

Mike Battaglia speaks about how the Spiral Stakes began which is a 1 1/8 mile 500,000 Jack Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (Gr. III) race at Turfway Park. He discusses the Polytrack effect, the making of odds process, how his father was involved and the most exciting races he has called.

Keith Jones, Track Announcer

This is a very interesting video with Keith Jones, the track announcer for Parx Racing in Bensalem, PA. as he discusses how he got started in his career and some interesting stories along the way.

Mike Battaglia, 2015 Kentucky Derby Choices

Mike Battaglia, racing analyst and NBC commentator speaks with Megan Devine regarding the current Keeneland meet and about Derby hopefuls.


Larry Collmus, Track Announcer

Larry Collmus Track Announcer for Triple Crown, Breeders’ Cup on NBC, NYRA, Gulfstream Park and Churchill Downs. He talks about those races, the excitement and how he prepares.

Louis Grandison, Track Announcer

In early 2014, the New York Racing Association made history by becoming the first track in the United States to hire a full-time Spanish announcer


Mike Battaglia Track Announcer and Analyst

Mike Battaglia, serves as the host and racing analyst for several tracks.

Mike Battaglia, Derby Picks

Mike Battaglia, NBC analyst and Churchill Downs odds maker gives us a quick look at his 2016 Derby picks and talks about several of the horses he likes. This interview was done on the last day of the Spring meet at Keeneland, April 29. 2016
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