Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Moran to retire after 50 years at Vernon, Chamberlain to succeed
by James Witherite, Vernon Downs Racing Media
Vernon, NY – Vernon Downs has named Michael Chamberlain their lead racecaller, as legendary announcer Jim Moran will retire after a half century in the broadcast box.
Announcer Emeritus Moran, a member of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame’s Communicators’ Corner, will call his final race at Vernon Downs to kick off the Opening Night program on Friday, April 11. The evening, capping a 50-year legacy of Moran's describing the races at Vernon, will be a celebration of what Moran brought to the Central New York track, with a poster giveaway, tributes, and a meet-and-greet throughout the card.