DURKIN CATCHING FLAK OVER BOTCHED DERBY CALL

NBC uses long time NYRA announcer Tom Durkin for it’s televised call of the Kentucky Derby, and not the regular announcer at Churchill Downs, Mark Johnson. Unfortunately for the peacock network, Durkin didn’t seem to notice Mine That Bird’s electric move from the top of the stretch until somewhere south of the sixteeth pole.

There has been plenty of press about it, and here is the article from the guys over at Deadspin with a replay of the race that makes the omission extremely obvious…

Honestly, we missed it at our house, but VA HBPA Executive Director and NSA board member Frank Petramalo pointed it out to us on Monday morning.