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Announcer

Phone: (718) ***-****  HQ Phone
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The New York Racing Association Inc
Belmont Park 2150 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont, New York 11003
United States

Company Description: The New York Racing Association, Inc. is a private, non-profit association that owns and operates the three largest racetracks in New York: Aqueduct, Belmont Park...   more
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About NYRA | New York Racing Association - Aqueduct
www.nyra.com, 18 May 2014 [cached]
John Imbriale, Announcer
NYRA also announced that ...
www.saratogian.com, 10 May 2007 [cached]
NYRA also announced that John Imbriale has been named manager of media services and assistant track announcer. Imbriale returns to NYRA after a distinguished 25-year career in which he served as press office staff writer, simulcasting coordinator, television producer and host of such NYRA television programming as "Talking Horses, the "Raceday" simulcast, "Inside Racing" and "Thoroughbred Action" before retiring in 2005.
John Imbriale, NYRA's ...
www.aqueductracing.com, 13 April 2010 [cached]
John Imbriale, NYRA's director of TV production and race announcer for much of the Aqueduct Racetrack Winter/Spring meet, will participate in a live web chat Friday, April 16, at 8:00 p.m. EST on nyra.com.
A native New Yorker, Imbriale joined NYRA in 1979 after winning a New York Daily News contest for aspiring racecallers which provided a job in the NYRA Press Office as part of the grand prize. Imbriale learned the art of racecalling from Marshall Cassidy, who served as NYRA's primary announcer from 1979-1990, and over the years also worked with the legendary Harvey Pack, longtime host of the NYRA recap show, "Thoroughbred Action."
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Today, Imbriale serves as a backup for NYRA announcer Tom Durkin, calling the races for most of the Winter/Spring Meet at Aqueduct.
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In 2009, Imbriale produced the first season of MSG+'s "Saturdays at Saratoga" series, including the live broadcast of Rachel Alexandra's historic win in the Woodward Stakes, which earned an honorable mention in the Eclipse Awards Local Television category.
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Fans who wish to participate in the live dialogue with Imbriale may log on to http://www.nyra.com/livechat beginning this Friday at 8 p.m. No pre-registration is necessary and users may simply type questions and comments in the chat field at the bottom of the page for Imbriale to address. At the conclusion of the chat, an "instant replay" is created for future reference.
NYRA has conducted live chats on Friday evenings since October 23. Imbriale will be the sixth guest host in the chat series, following NYRA Chief Operating Officer Hal Handel, leading trainer Gary Contessa, veteran New York jockey Richard Migliore, and Hall of Fame rider Jorge Velasquez, and trainer and NYTHA president, Rick Violette.
Thoroughbred Times Weekly Feature
www.thoroughbredtimes.com [cached]
Mileposts: Out front and behind the scenes, Imbriale, Mathes retire from NYRA
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Undaunted by the controversy swirling around the New York Racing Association, Director of Communications Glen Mathes and television host and track announcer John Imbriale conducted their jobs quietly and professionally for more than 20 years.
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Imbriale, who turns 50 on February 26, will be, too.He already has booked opening weekend and Travers Stakes (G1) weekend at Saratoga Race Course.
"Nobody could have had a better job than I had, especially at Saratoga," Imbriale said."It was as good as it gets."
Each has a deep appreciation of the other's past performance lines at NYRA.
"I always thought it a tough assignment to keep the press box guys happy and, at the same time, do what you have to do for the track," Imbriale said.
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In the late summer of 1982, following a change in track management at Arlington Park, Imbriale worked as the replacement for legendary Chicago announcer Phil Georgeff.
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Imbriale lasted six weeks.
"I was soundly and roundly booed on the first race, which I screwed up royally," Imbriale said with a laugh."There were articles.One letter said going from Georgeff to Imbriale was like going from Secretariat to a $5,000 claimer."
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A second change in track management returned Georgeff to the Arlington booth and sent Imbriale happily back to his native Long Island, where the St. John's University graduate resumed working for NYRA.
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Imbriale had been working for Sportsphone, a sports reporting service that predated ESPN, in 1979 when his uncle noticed an ad in the New York Daily News for a track announcer contest at Belmont Park.First prize was a job in the NYRA press office.Imbriale won, and he eventually became the NYRA liaison for WWOR-TV's popular weekly racing show hosted by trainer Frank Wright and Charlsie Cantey.
"It was really a lot of fun, and I learned a lot just by watching him and her," Imbriale said.
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Imbriale said, "Cordero.
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Imbriale said, "Everybody has the horse who got him hooked.
Announcer John Imbriale Returning to Aqueduct - bloodhorse.com
news.bloodhorse.com, 19 Nov 2006 [cached]
John Imbriale, the New York Racing Association's backup track announcer until his retirement in early 2005, will return as Aqueduct's winter announcer in 2007.
Imbriale, popular former host of the "Thoroughbred Action" and "Inside Racing" television programs, will begin calling races on Jan. 4 and continue in that role through March 31.
He replaces Larry Collmus, who called the last two Aqueduct winter meets was named track announcer at Gulfstream Park in a Friday announcement.
Imbriale joined NYRA in 1979 after his uncle noticed a contest for aspiring track announcers in the New York Daily News.Imbriale won, and part of the prize was a job in the NYRA Press Office.
Imbriale eventually became liaison for WWOR-TV, home of a weekly Thoroughbred racing program starring the late trainer Frank Wright and Charlsie Cantey.
Three years later, Imbriale went to Arlington Park as a replacement for Arlington Park's legendary announcer Phil Georgeff.
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"I am very excited about working back at Aqueduct," Imbriale said.
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