View Full Version : Announcer Loses Voice During Race, Gains New Name: the Hoarse Whisperer

05-18-2010, 09:33 PM
After his efforts in the race-calling box yesterday, Jim Jacques has earned himself a name as the hoarse whisperer.

The 48-year-old, known as the voice of harness racing in South Australia, had felt a niggle in the back his throat in the lead-up to yesterday's event at Globe Derby Park but, never one to throw a sickie, had turned up to his job with Radio TAB regardless.

That decision came back to haunt him towards the end of the first race when, several hundred metres from the finishing line, his rapidly fading voice gave out completely, and hilariously.


05-18-2010, 10:57 PM
Oh man, poor guy. He was trying so hard to keep it going. E for effort.

05-19-2010, 02:33 AM
Thanks for that, broke me up.