Chamberlain has been the voice of Turf Paradise since 2008. Before that, he was the track announcer at Sam Houston Race Park for 11years.
Chamberlain said, “I would like to say a sincere thank you to the management, my co-workers, the horsemen, and all the fans at Turf Paradise. Six years went by so fast, but I loved every minute of it.
Whatever the future may hold, I will always take pride in saying I was the announcer at Turf Paradise. It is a special group of people that work here and I will miss everyone.
”Horowitz and Chamberlain have been friends for several years. Horowitz is pictured on the left; Chamberlain on the right. In fact, Horowitz has served as guest announcer at Turf on several occasions.
Jonathan called his first thoroughbred race at Turf Paradise when he was 14 as a guest announcer back in February of 2000. As a teen he practiced at the track while sitting in the stands. The track announcer at the time overheard Jonathan and management decided to let him call a race.
Horowitz continued to practice and after getting his master’s degree, he went on to call races professionally in Colorado (Arapahoe Park) and New Mexico (Zia Park).
Turf Paradise General Manager Vince Francia said, “This is certainly a bittersweet changing of the guard. We welcome Johnathan to the Turf family as we say goodbye to our good friend Michael Chamberlain.”