About Turf Paradise

Announcer Info

Michael Chamberlain, 40, is in his second season as the track announcer at Turf Paradise.

Chamberlain should not be a new voice to Phoenix fans, having worked as a color commentator on Phoenix Roadrunners hockey games in the mid-90s and as a reporter at Skyview-Metro Networks. Chamberlain left Phoenix for Houston and worked as the track announcer at Sam Houston Race Park for twelve years. During his time in Houston, he attended three All-Star Announcer

Days at the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships (2002 at Arlington Park, 2004 at Lone Star Park, and 2006 at Churchill Downs). Working at Turf Paradise is a homecoming for Chamberlain, as his family resides in the Valley and he graduated from Arizona State University in 1994 with a degree in broadcasting.

Chamberlain learned his announcing craft from the late Luke Kruytbosch, who helped him get his racing career started in the late 1990s. In addition to his announcing at Turf Paradise, Chamberlain also writes his own horse racing blog,

“They Are Off”, which can be found on the internet at theyareoff.blogspot.com.