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This profile was last updated on 9/23/13  and contains information from public web pages.

Analyst

Company Description: HRRN makes our first vist to the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center.
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HRRN Team – The Horse Racing Radio Network
horseracingradio.net, 23 Sept 2013 [cached]
Kurt Becker - Analyst
Kurt Becker joined HRRN as an analyst in 2009. Kurt began announcing Standardbred and Thoroughbred races as a teenager on the Illinois fair circuit in the mid-1980s, before accepting a post as the Voice of Chicago Racing in January of 1993. In the latter role, he succeeded legendary race caller Phil Georgeff at Arlington Park, Hawthorne Race Course, and Sportsman's Park. After adding duties as a play-by-play announcer for Motor Racing Network's live coverage of NASCAR events in 1994, Becker found his way to Kentucky in the spring of 1997 as the track announcer at both Keeneland Race Course and Churchill Downs. Today, Becker remains as the track commentator at Keeneland while also serving as announcer for auctions conducted by both Keeneland Association and the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society. He also continues in his role with MRN Radio as an anchorman and play-by-play announcer, while adding duties as announcer for Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auctions in 2006.
Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project, Geoff Bodine and Chassis Dynamics together build the USA Olympic team bobsleds - IT’S A SUPERLATIVE SPORTS DAY AS FANS HIT THE SUPERFECTA AT SARATOGA
www.bodynbobsled.com, 11 Aug 2008 [cached]
Moody will be joined by his colleague Kurt Becker who is also the regular track announcer at Keeneland. Becker previously called races at Churchill Downs and was the voice of the Kentucky Derby in the mid-1990s.
Kurt Becker, Booth ...
ads.infineonraceway.com, 26 July 2008 [cached]
Kurt Becker, Booth Announcer/Turn AnnouncerKurt made his MRN debut in September of 1994 as a turn announcer.Today, his duties still include turn announcing but also single-event anchor.Residing in Altamont, IL his entire life, Kurt also works in the Thoroughbred industry as a track announcer at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Ky., and he is the former voice of Churchill Downs--the home of the Kentucky Derby.In 2007, he was named one of the 10 best announcers in the history of the equine sport in the book "The Best and Worst of Thoroughbred Racing," published by Daily Racing Form.Kurt is also an announcer for Thoroughbred auctions at venues in Kentucky and Canada and since January of 2006, he has additionally served as the announcer for the Barrett-Jackson classic car events.
Bet on the Kentucky Derby! | Odds, Winners, Mint Juleps
www.kentuckyderbycasino.com, 24 Mar 2006 [cached]
After 20 years as Churchill's track announcer, Mike Battaglia was named the track's primary television commentator while Kurt Becker was selected to call the races beginning in 1997.
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Track announcer Kurt Becker called his first race at Churchill Downs on April 26.
Testimonials - Diamond Ochs Enterprises Tennessee Auctioneer – Real Estate, Livestock, Charity & Equipment Auctions
www.tennesseeauctioneer.com, 23 Dec 2010 [cached]
-- Kurt Becker Play-by-Play Announcer for NASCAR's MRN Radio Anchorman for Horse Racing Radio Network Barrett-Jackson/Keeneland Announcer
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