Day At The Track

Frank Salive honoured for special milestone

01:07 AM 24 Jul 2017 NZST
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Frank Salive greeted by well wishers
Legendary harness racing announcer Frank Salive is greeted by well wishers in the winner's circle after Race 4 at Kawartha Downs to commemorate his 150,000th career race call.
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It was a historic night at Kawartha Downs when harness racing legendary race announcer Frank Salive called his 150,000th race in front of a packed house Saturday night in Fraserville.

A strong crowd was on hand and watched as Jetset Charmer won the fourth race for Justin Turcotte who joined his fellow horse people in the winner’s circle to congratulate Salive on his remarkable accomplishment.

Following the presentation Kawartha’s Gord Brown interviewed Salive who was touched by the ceremony attached to the milestone.

“I want to thank everyone here at Kawartha Downs for this privilege. I hope I have thousands more races left.

“This is so special for me to be here as one of my first broadcasting assignments was right here at Kawartha Downs. These milestones put things in perspective, but none of it would be possible without the breeders, owners, pari-mutuel tellers, wait staff, horse people, everyone who makes it all come together.

“I thank God for this career and all of you for your support and encouragement for so many years,” said Salive, a former Peterborough Petes' goalie.

Racing returns to Kawartha next Saturday with the annual family fun night with bouncy castle, balloon animals, face painting and draws throughout the night for the youngsters and young at heart. Post time is 7 p.m.

Reprinted with permission of The Peterborough Examiner

 

 

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