With nearly 15 years of broadcasting experience, James consistently delivers clear, descriptive narration to sports audiences across North America. While primarily a horse racing and hockey commentator, James also has baseball and basketball play-by-play experience.

The video clips below showcase James' horse racing and hockey commentary.

James is available for a limited scheedule of race meetings, games, showcases and tournaments. His firm, 412 Communications, can also provide full-service audio and video streaming production, if desired. Contact him to inquire.

Horse Racing

James spent 11 years broadcasting Standardbred and Thoroughbred horse racing primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions, having called over 17,000 races which took place at nearly 70 venues. He was employed as the chief broadcaster at Harrah's Philadelphia from 2007 to 2013, and at Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs in upstate New York from 2014 to 2016. James also called races on occasion at Beulah Park in Ohio and Rosecroft Raceway near Washington, D.C., as well as at select county fair meetings in Michigan.

In July 2014, Kevin Stevens of the Binghamton, N.Y.-based Press & Sun-Bulletin profiled James, giving readers a glimpse of James' path to the Southern Tier and pre-race preparation.

That September, James called the lone Triple Crown race of his career when Lyonssomewhere upset He's Watching in the 60th Cane Pace. It appears below, as do other select races.

2010 Maxie Lee • Philadelphia
Buck I St Pat split foes at the top of the stretch en route to her second win in the Maxie Lee Memorial.

2014 Cane Pace • Tioga
Lyonssomewhere won the first leg of the Pacing Triple Crown with a pillar-to-post 1:49.4 score.

2015 Roll With Joe • Tioga
State Treasurer threw down the gauntlet up the backstretch on his way to a Tioga track record.

2016 Artiscape • Tioga
Solar Sister overcame a second-row start and a gruelling first-over journey to upend standout Lady Shadow.




Since 2017, James has directed his broadcasting efforts to scholastic and collegiate hockey, serving as the primary on-air voice for the University of Delaware hockey teams and the Salesianum School. He began as the radio voice for the Blue Hens' Division 2 American Collegiate Hockey Association team in 2017, and since added the Division 1 team to his schedule in 2019.

James, who is the primary voice for the Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League (ACHA D1) and Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey (ACHA D2) conference playoffs, also commentated select games at the 2018 USA Hockey Tier 1 National Championship.

Delaware at NYU • 2020

Delaware vs. Lehigh • 2020

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