The Seattle Times

LINDSEY WASSON / The Seattle Times

Monday, May 5, 2014

Joe Withee has become Washington’s voice of horse racing

EMERALD 25- 137856--4/20/2014 Joe Withee, left, longtime director of publicity and the face of Emerald Downs since its opening in 1996, handicaps the races at the paddocks with track announcer Robert Geller before the afternoon gets under way at Emerald Downs on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. Withee, who has been working in horse racing since 1984, was a star basketball player at Kennedy High School who later played at Seattle University.