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Mike Battaglia, 1988

Posted on August 6, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Horse racing analyst, race caller and television broadcaster Mike Battaglia on Derby Day, May 7, 1988, at Churchill Downs in Louisville. He has set the morning line odds at Churchill since 1974, and was the race announcer from 1977 to 1996. Battaglia is also Keeneland’s longtime odds maker and is recognized as one of the best handicappers in America. He also is a racing analyst for NBC’s Thoroughbred racing coverage.At the time of this picture, he was 38 years old. Jim Jennings | staff

Horse racing analyst, race caller and television broadcaster Mike Battaglia on Derby Day, May 7, 1988, at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Battaglia has set the morning-line odds at Churchill since 1974, and he was the race announcer from 1977 to 1996. Battaglia also is Keeneland’s longtime oddsmaker and is recognized as one of the best handicappers in America. He also is a racing analyst for NBC’s Thoroughbred racing coverage. At the time of this picture, he was 38. Photo by Jim Jennings | Staff

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