The illustrious race calling career of Paul Ambrosoli will come to an end at Wentworth Park next Saturday night when the voice of greyhound racing calls his last event.
Ambrosoli has grown to become synonymous with Sydney greyhound racing after taking his first broadcasting steps in the late 1960s calling Richmond and Goulburn meetings.
Ambrosoli’s near 50-year career and outstanding contribution to greyhound racing was acknowledged with his induction into the Australian Greyhound Racing Association Hall of Fame.
“Race calling was the only career I ever wished to pursue from the age of seven. Suffice to say, I have been very fortunate,” Ambrosoli said.
“Racing people of my vintage have seen the very greatest of racing from each code. Champions from racing that will simply never ever be emulated. The benchmark for greyhound racing will always be Zoom Top. Her exploits are well-documented.”
Sky Racing Chief Operating Officer, Brendan Parnell, said: “Paul Ambrosoli is truly among the icons of Australian race calling.
“The wonderful way he informed and entertained punters with his race calls is widely acknowledged. Sky Racing congratulates him on an outstanding career.”
Sky Racing today announced that Tim Newbold will take over Ambrosoli’s duties calling Sydney greyhound racing.
“It’s a privilege to be given the opportunity to call Sydney greyhound racing. I’m taking over from a legend and I can’t wait,” Newbold said.
AMBROSOLI TO SAY FAREWELL