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!!!

Comments (9 total) Add your comment
  • 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.

  • queen

    Know more about it at
    Use the search and follow the link!

  • luxury watch

    It’s good! rolex watch?
    luxury watch?

  • Ducks united

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

Add your comment
The rules: Keep it clean, and stay on the subject - or we may delete your comment. If you see inappropriate language, e-mail us. An asterisk (*) indicates a required field.

When you click on the "Post Comment" button above to submit your comments, you are indicating your acceptance of and are agreeing to the Terms of Service. You can also read our Privacy Policy.

Latest Videos


From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by VIP