Gabe Prewitt To Call Races As Pete Aiello Moves To Oaklawn Park

Gabe Prewitt To Call Races As Pete Aiello Moves To Oaklawn Park

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Gabe Prewitt To Call Races As Pete Aiello Moves To Oaklawn Park

Pompano Park Announcer Will Add Hialeah Park Duties Effective Monday January 11

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Hialeah, FL / December 18, 2015 – Hialeah Park will welcome a new voice to the announcer’s booth at “the world’s most beautiful race course” on Monday January 11, 2016.

32-year-old Gabe Prewitt, currently in his third season as the track announcer for harness racing at nearby Pompano Park, will take over race calling duties starting with the 12th day of the 2015-16 live Quarter Horse season at this iconic South Florida landmark.

After calling the races on Sunday January 10, longtime local favorite Pete Aiello will move on to Hot Springs, AR to take the microphone for the start of the 2016 season at Oaklawn Park five days later.

“I’m looking forward to my first afternoon at Hialeah Park,” said Prewitt, who will maintain his position at Pompano Park. “As part of my announcing duties at The Red Mile in Kentucky, I called Quarter Horse races there when we carded them for about five years, so I know the routine.”

Prewitt, who was raised in Mt. Sterling, KY about 30 miles east of Lexington, earned a degree from the University of Kentucky in 2005 and recalled visiting the nearby Red Mile as a college student.

“I took my first racing jobs at The Red Mile,” he added. “I started as a teller, worked in mutuels, and eventually got my foot in the door as an announcer.”

Prewitt also expressed confidence in his ability to handle an increased workload. “Hialeah Park races in the afternoons and Pompano Park doesn’t start until 7:30 PM. The only days that might present an issue are Mondays, and that’s just because there could be traffic issues heading north.”

Aiello, who also calls at Gulfstream Park and Gulfstream Park West, will maintain responsibilities as Director of Simulcasting & Settlements at Hialeah Park.

“I’m grateful that the management at Hialeah Park has been so supportive of this major opportunity for me,” Aiello said. “It’s been an almost surreal stretch of days that started when Frank Mirahmadi announced that he was leaving. Very quickly, I received an offer from Oaklawn Park. Then I had to get everything in order here at Hialeah.”

Hialeah Park’s 2015-16 live Quarter Horse season opens Saturday December 26, 2015 and runs through Monday February 29, 2016. Post time is at 12:35 PM ET. As always, Hialeah Park offers free admission and free parking.

CONTACT:
FRANK FIORE / VP MARKETING & ENTERTAINMENT
ffiore@hialeahpark.com / (305) 885-8000 EXT 7446

Hialeah Park –“The World’s Most Beautiful Race Course”– is one of Miami’s most iconic destinations. For more information, please call 305-885-8000 or visit www.hialeahpark.com