by Tim Bojarski, for the Standardbred Owners of Massachusetts
Plainville, MA — Monday (Oct. 8) will be a big day at Plainridge Park as Hall of Famer Roger Huston will be making a stop in the announcer’s booth to call races for the first time in the state of Massachusetts.
Huston, who is known as the voice of the Little Brown Jug since 1967, is the regular race caller at the Meadows and has been for the last 42 years. During his career, Huston has called 177,700 races at 143 different tracks and he is looking forward to adding Plainridge Park to that list.
“I am proud of going to so many different places all over the world and am excited to call races at Plainridge. A number of horsemen who race there are friends of mine and I’m looking forward to seeing them again. I am also looking forward to working with (Plainridge’s regular announcer) Lenny Calderone as we worked together at Dover Downs many years ago,” said Huston.
Huston picked a good day for his visit to Plainridge as he will be calling all the action of the second leg of the Massachusetts Sire Stakes, which will reconvene on Monday with five divisions of 2-year-olds competing for a total of $159,736 in purse money.
There is a non-betting MASS race before the regular card that will start at 1:45 p.m. Post time for the first race of the betting card is 2 p.m.