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Familiar Faces Back In The Booth And On Camera, Horseplayers Get Popular Wagering Features
Hialeah, FL / November 24, 2013 – When live Quarter Horse racing returns to Hialeah Park –“The World’s Most Beautiful Race Course”– for the 2013-14 season on Friday November 29, on-track fans and those watching on the Racetrack Television Network simulcast around the country will recognize the familiar voices and faces of track announcer Peter Aiello and racing analyst Michelle McSweeney.
Aiello, who has worked at Hialeah Park since 2009, returns for his fourth full season behind the binoculars as he puts “the exclamation point” on a dream year.
Shortly after the end of the 2012-13 Quarter Horse season, Aiello reached agreement with cross town Thoroughbred track Gulfstream Park to call races there during a newly added summer series of racing dates.
“I am indebted to Gulfstream Park, (President/General Manager) Tim Ritvo, and (regular announcer) Larry Collmus for the opportunity,” Aiello said. “Larry played a big role in making it possible.”
McSweeney, who returns for her second season as on-camera racing analyst, has a long history of experience in horse racing, including time as a jockey, assistant trainer, exercise rider, and in racing administration.
But handicapping has always been her passion. McSweeney is a three-time qualifier to the National Handicapping Championships and Michelle has earned consecutive berths (2012 & 2013) in the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge. She finished seventh in this year’s event.
Hialeah Park will offer horseplayers three attractive and popular wagering-based promotions during the 2013-14 season: a low 12% takeout on the two daily 50¢ minimum Pick Four wagers, a $5,000 progressive Pick 6 pool guarantee every Sunday, and –for on-track fans on Sundays– a $5,000 “losing tickets” cash giveaway.
The 2013-14 live Quarter Horse season includes 40 racing days, typically Friday-Saturday-Sunday, between November 29, 2013 and February 23, 2014. Post time is 12:35 p.m. ET. Parking and admission are free of charge.