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Pete's Morning

What does Peter Lurie do each morning before Race Day America?
Posted: 12/26/2012



Peter Lurie is one of four on-air personalities that has been with HRTV since the network's inception in 2002, and during his long association has served in a wide-variety of roles. He currently serves as co-host of HRTV's daily “Race Day America” show, as well as the weekly show, “Across The Board”, and Saturday's & Sunday's "At The Half" segment.  He periodically fills in on two more weekly shows, “Against the Odds" and "The Edge."

His extensive on-air work for the network has taken the engaging Lurie to a number of sites for HRTV.  This past summer, Lurie spent an extended period of time reporting from Saratoga, during the iconic facility's annual meeting.  Other on-site stops in recent years have included: the Indiana Derby for the past years, the Florida Derby (2012), the Preakness (2006-07), as well as the Breeders' Cup at Lone Star Park, Stephen Foster Day (Churchill Downs), Louisiana Premier Night (Delta Downs), Maryland Million Day (Laurel Park), Louisiana Derby (Fair Grounds), and Calder's "Summit of Speed".

While at Hoosier Park for HRTV's coverage this summer, Lurie participated in a media race, and was in the sulky driving a Standardbred for the first time. 

The diverse, multi-talented Lurie is not only a host/analyst/reporter, but also lends his voice to the stations promos and narrates HRTV's award-winning documentary show, “InsideInformation.”  Lurie credits a trip to the track with his father, at age four, as the beginning point of his love affair with the sport. His heroes were legendary jockey, Bill Shoemaker, and two great horses, Ack Ack and Secretariat.  He remains a breeder and owner, and races with his ownership partners under the Black Diamond Racing LLC moniker.

When he's not at the racetrack, Lurie is also a veteran actor of over 30 years, lending his voice to campaigns for Dairy Queen, Bud Lite, McDonald's, Shell Oil, and the E! Channel. You might also recognize his "voices" in numerous animated shows and video games. Currently Lurie voices Leather Head on Nickelodeans Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Lurie also spends his vacations from HRTV as the Inter-track host for Barretts Race Meet at Fairplex meeting.

A native of Southern California, Lurie is a die-hard Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Jets fan, and resides in Studio City.

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