In this edition of the OTI Gazette, we have a chat to Adam Crettenden, a Victorian Race Caller with over 20 years of experience, who is also an author of two books!
We discuss the stakes boost and it’s impact, recap recent news, look at our winners, upcoming runners and introduce an Irish addition, Chicago Bear.
All that and much more!
A CHAT WITH ADAM CRETTENDEN
“I have no family background in racing. The opportunity came up in Year 11 English to do a project called a ‘Communication Project’. I called the Harness Racing Board (as it was known in 1992) and was put in touch with Rob Auber, who was race calling a lot at the time.”
IMPACT OF STAKES BOOST
“Australian Racing, now clearly a world leader in providing financial returns to stakeholders, should be most grateful to our forefathers of the sport who set up systems to create our current stakes model.”