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Old 01-28-2021, 10:41 AM   #1
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Luke Kruytbosch Stakes today at Turf Paradise.

Hi Everyone!

Today at Turf Paradise we remember the life of our long time track announcer (and of course long time track announcer at Churchill Downs,) Luke Kruytbosch.

Prior to the start of the meet, I had this display box made that actually contains some of the crayons Luke used in his last season at Turf Paradise. It resides in the Announcers Booth at Turf Paradise.


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Old 01-28-2021, 10:44 AM   #2
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Hi Everyone!

Today at Turf Paradise we remember the life of our long time track announcer (and of course long time track announcer at Churchill Downs,) Luke Kruytbosch.

Prior to the start of the meet, I had this display box made that actually contains some of the crayons Luke used in his last season at Turf Paradise. It resides in the Announcers Booth at Turf Paradise.
He was really good and he died so young.
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Old 01-28-2021, 11:25 AM   #3
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Thanks for posting that Craig. Luke was a very talented guy.
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Prior to the start of the meet, I had this display box made that actually contains some of the crayons Luke used in his last season at Turf Paradise. It resides in the Announcers Booth at Turf Paradise.
Thoughtful remembrance, Craig!

I had the privilege of living (and being in partnership on some horses) in Phoenix from 1999-2005. We were blessed to have Luke as an announcer at TuP while we were there.

All the best to you as you carry on in the TuP booth!
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Old 01-28-2021, 02:29 PM   #5
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Didn't know about Luke K.

Thank You.


I have looked at the race, as a spot-play possibility for a track that I don't often play.
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Old 01-28-2021, 06:54 PM   #6
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used longshot in some bets

mighty tough pair for Evans
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i think he would have been the number one network announcer if he was alive still... great calls and great voice...
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Old 01-28-2021, 10:41 PM   #8
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Nice one Craig!
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Old 01-29-2021, 09:24 AM   #9
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I went to school with Luke at Arizona, and he was one of the few that I kept in touch with later. Fun times.

What I remember most about his way-too-early passing was a solemn tribute given by Pete Aeillo when he was at River Downs that spoke for just about anyone who had ever known Luke. It's nice to see that he is still alive in racing people's memories.
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Nice tribute


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Old 01-29-2021, 07:56 PM   #11
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I owe my racecalling career in the U.S. to Luke. He was aware - because I told him - I'd attended a racecalling academy in Australia as a teenager and suggested, in 2002, that I apply for the vacant job at Arapahoe after the previous caller was not invited back. The rest is history.
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