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Q: "2004 Belmont Stakes" ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: "2004 Belmont Stakes"
Category: Sports and Recreation > Outdoors
Asked by: elbst23-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 07 Jun 2004 19:14 PDT
Expires: 07 Jul 2004 19:14 PDT
Question ID: 357911

I watched the belmont stakes on Saturday, and I loved the announcer's call.

I wanted to see where I could get a transcript of the race, from what
the announcer said on NBC (or ABC) whatver major network it was on.

He called the race, and I just want to read the transcript

Request for Question Clarification by googlenut-ga on 07 Jun 2004 19:28 PDT
Hello elbst23-ga,

Would you be interested in a website where you can view a video clip
of the entire race, which includes the audio of the announcer?s call?


Clarification of Question by elbst23-ga on 07 Jun 2004 21:50 PDT
I would prefer an actual documented transcript which would show the
actual transcript as opposed to seeing a video clip

Clarification of Question by elbst23-ga on 08 Jun 2004 11:06 PDT
ok, I'd settle on a web site where i can hear the announcer's call

any ideas?
Subject: Re: "2004 Belmont Stakes"
Answered By: googlenut-ga on 08 Jun 2004 12:57 PDT
Hello elbst23-ga,

You can view a video clip of the entire 2004 Belmont Stakes race,
which includes the audio of the announcer?s call, at the Belmont
Stakes Website.

Video Highlights From Belmont Stakes History

The announcer is Tom Durkin.  You can read more about him here:

New York Daily News
Great expectations 
Durkin set to make Belmont call




Successful Search Terms:

Google Search:

"belmont stakes"

Google News Search:

"belmont stakes" announcer's call

"belmont stakes" "tom durkin"
Subject: Re: "2004 Belmont Stakes"
From: pwfisher-ga on 07 Jun 2004 23:15 PDT
First off, it was NBC.
Google: "2004 belmont stakes" televised
"6/5/2004 - Belmont Stakes -  Belmont Park ? NBC 5:30 pm"

Google: transcripts
"Q: I missed a show that I just have to see, what do I do?
A: It's called TiVo. Look into it. Unfortunately, we don't sell tapes
or transcripts of past broadcasts. But just between us?"

If you really want a transcript, I believe you are going to have to do it yourself.

This company will do it for $30/hour.  However, I do not know about
the legal (copyright) issues in this case.
Subject: Re: "2004 Belmont Stakes"
From: merh-ga on 20 Nov 2004 21:22 PST
fyi, new york racing association track announcer, tom durkin, does not
use "transcripts". he uses the race program, which lists the horses'
names & betting numbers. while horses for that particular race are on
the track for the pre-race warm-up, mr. durkin studies their coat-hair
colors, unusual markings/oddities, etc. and yes, he's good. and as he
once told me, "mary, it's a good thing i'm forgetful. as soon as one
race is over, i must concentrate on the next one, forgetting all the
names, colors, etc of the previous race."
contact me anytime, i love to yadda yadda yadda thoroughbred racing!

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