A Melbourne boy who has become the voice of Merton

Gavin Karthaus is a great example of getting involved in your community

SUNSET: Gavin Karthaus on his deck with the Merton Racecourse in the background.

YOU will probably recognise his voice before you recognise his face.

The voice of Gavin Karthaus floats over the crowd on New Year’s Day at the Merton Cup race meeting.

When you get to see him at those iconic races, you would guess he was a boy from the bush.

Far from it – Gavin is a city boy.

Apart from his sister’s horses when young, he has had no connection with horses, but he is very connected to the Merton area he loves.

He was born in 1969 in Blackburn South, before suburbia got fully developed.

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