Nick Tammaro New Announcer at Sam Houston


Nick Tammaro | Courtesy of Sam Houston

Houston native Nick Tammaro has been named the new track announcer of Sam Houston Race Park. He will step into the role when the 50-day Thoroughbred meet gets underway Jan. 6 and will also call for the Quarter Horse meet, which begins in April.

The 37-year-old Tammaro has been following racing since his first trip to Louisiana's Fair Grounds when he was six. He's been officially involved in racing for more than 13 years as a public handicapper, speed figure maker, and oddsmaker. He has competed eight times in the National Handicapping Challenge in Las Vegas and earned a top-five finish in the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge. Tammaro called the 2021 Quarter Horse meet at Sam Houston when previous announcer Chris Griffin departed for Parx.

“Nick has been a part of the Sam Houston Race Park team for many years as our morning-line oddsmaker and guest handicapper,” said Frank Hopf, Sam Houston's senior director of racing operations. “He did a tremendous job calling races during our Quarter Horse meet. His passion for the sport of horseracing is contagious and will be a major asset to our team.”

Tammaro got his undergrad at the University of Dallas and earned his M.B.A. at the University of Houston. He and his wife, Norma, and 2-year-old daughter, Alessandra, live in Pearland, just outside of Houston.

Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up for the daily PDF or alerts.

Liked this article? Read more like this.

  1. Lang Named Sam Houston Director of Racing
  2. Elliott, Asmussen, End Zone Athletics Take Sam Houston Titles
  3. Hickman, Fixture of Texas, Louisiana Industry, Dies
  4. Texas Summer Yearling Sale Slated for Aug. 29
  5. Dooley Named Track Announcer at Horseshoe Indianapolis

Never miss another story from the TDN

Click Here to sign up for a free subscription.