Longtime race chartcaller Jack Kelly dies

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Longtime race chartcaller Jack Kelly dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Kelly, a thoroughbred racing chartcaller
for more than 25 years, has died after a long illness. He was
61.

Kelly died early Monday at a New York hospital, The Jockey Club
said.

A chartcaller for Equibase and field supervisor since 1998,
Kelly began his career in the early 1980s with the racing
publication SportsEye.

During the past decade, Kelly oversaw a staff at East Coast
tracks and helped manage chartcalling for major races, including
Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup events. He was based in New York,
and called charts on the New York Racing Association circuit. He
once estimated he had worked at 44 racetracks and called over
50,000 races.

Kelly is survived by his wife, Nancy, three sisters and a
brother.

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