Kentucky Downs welcomes new race announcer

Michael Wrona, one of the world’s preeminent race-callers and the voice of Santa Anita Park in California, has been named track announcer for Kentucky Downs’ live race meet. 

The 2019 meet is August 31st, and September 5, 7, 8 and 12.

Wrona is originally from Australia and started calling races in 1983 at the age of 17.

Wrona’s first time seeing Kentucky Downs in person, coincidentally, was this past meet, when he and his wife, Kathy, attended Old Friends Day while on vacation.