Larry Collmus To Call Penn Mile Night Races June 2 - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Larry Collmus To Call Penn Mile Night Races June 2

Larry Collmus

Internationally acclaimed race caller Larry Collmus will be behind the microphone at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa., on Friday, June 2, Penn Mile Night.

Collmus, who has announced the Triple Crown as well as the Breeders' Cup for NBC Sports since 2011, will be calling the action for Penn National's signature race of the year, the $400,000 Grade 2 Penn Mile for 3-year-olds.

He will also call the other five stakes races that evening, the $150,000 Penn Oaks, plus all four Pennsylvania-bred stakes, each with a $100,000 purse.

Nominations for the Penn Mile closed May 17. Past performances for the 49 nominees can be viewed here.

Inaugurated in 2013, the Penn Mile earned Grade 3 status for its third running in 2015 and was upgraded to Grade 2 in 2017.

Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse has won the race twice (Catch a Glimpse in 2016 and Moon Colony in 2019). Some of the country's leading jockeys have won the race, including Hall of Famers Edgar Prado and Javier Castellano, Eclipse Award winners Irad Ortiz Jr., Joel Rosario and Julien Leparoux, and leading jockeys Joe Bravo, Florent Geroux and Manny Franco.

Last year's renewal of the Penn Mile was won by 83-1 longshot Wow Whata Summer, trained by James Lawrence II and ridden by Tyler Conner, perennially one of Penn National's leading jockeys.

Collmus, always a fan favorite, will begin his visit by hosting a Meet and Greet on the track apron starting at 4:30 pm. ET.

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