Mike Battaglia admits to being just a bit nervous about calling his first Thoroughbred horse race. It was 1972 at Miles Park, a now-defunct Louisville track where Battaglia’s father, the late John Battaglia, was general manager. Battaglia’s dad wanted him to be the track’s new announcer, succeeding legendary race caller Chic Anderson. “I said, ‘Dad, I don’t know if I can do it,”’ Mike Battaglia recalls. “Dad said, ‘Well, don’t worry. No. 1, nobody comes to Miles Park. No.