Me (Ray Cotolo) conducting the winner’s circle interview of the 2018 Dan Patch Free For All Pace at Running Aces in Columbus, MN. (Dee Leftwich Photo)

Since the age of 10 I’ve worked in the horse racing industry.

More specifically, harness racing and/or standardbred racing primarily as a writer. Over my decade in the sport, I’ve worked for organizations including (and definitely not limited to):

Aside from writing, I also host a weekly podcast about harness racing called North American Harness Update. Since 2013, I have created a show which entertains through harness racing. I think.

Oh! I call races too.

I’ve called races at these tracks:

  • Meadowlands Racetrack | East Rutherford, NJ
  • Tioga Downs | Nichols, NY
  • Vernon Downs | Vernon, NY
  • Woodbine Mohawk Park | Milton, ON, CA
  • Hawthorne Racecourse | Cicero, IL
  • Running Aces Casino & Racetrack | Columbus, MN
  • Shenandoah County Fair | Woodstock, VA
  • The Meadows | Washington, PA
  • The Raceway at Western Fair District | London, ON, CA

I also announce races on North American Harness Update.