World's funniest race call (thanks to a horse named Arrrrr)!

Picture it: Monday afternoon. Second race of the day at historic Saratoga Racecourse in upstate New York. A 3-year-old gelding named Arrrrr heads into the starting gate seeking his first win in 13 career starts. As jockey Mike Luzzi asks Arrrrr to make his move (fast-forward to the 50-second mark if you’re pressed for time), race caller Tom Durkin gets caught up in the joys of pirate-speak, and the result is absolutely hilarious. Press play, and get yourself a good solid chuckle before the workday begins in earnest. ARRRRR!!!

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  • H

    That was too funny. Hey, you have to have fun with a name like that!

  • Martha

    Funny stuff. Not sure why you’d name a horse “Arrr” though. Unless you *really* like pirates.

  • Melinda65

    It would have been even funnier had the announcer thrown in a “me hearties!”

  • morgan

    thank you for posting this, i love stuff like this. now i’ll have to send it to my bf and irritate him by saying ARRRRRR all day lol…

  • race fan

    Words cannot express how much I love Tom Durkin. He always makes great calls. Another favorite is the call for a race won by “Doremefasolatido” at Belmont. Priceless. Thanks for sharing this with the non-racing fan EW folks.

  • orville

    I saw this on the news this morning. Hilarious stuff. Gotta love when you can have this much fun while doing your job.

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  • Ducks united

    Who would call a horse arrrrrrrrr??? I would of called it ahoy… OMG A HORSE WEARING A JAUNTY CAP, GET A LIFE!

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