Back in the day: A young John Tapp (left) with Ken Howard and Ray Warren at Randwick.Back in the day: A young John Tapp (left) with Ken Howard and Ray Warren at Randwick. Photo: Fairfax archive

The voice of racing, John Tapp, has announced he will finish his full-time media career, which has spanned 50 years, in June.

The 73-year-old wants to enjoy life away from the microphone, concentrating on his small team of harness horses and spending time with grandchildren and wife Ann.

After finishing his race-calling career in 1998, Tapp has continued to work at Sky Racing but told In The Gig viewers of his decision on Tuesday night.