Veteran race caller Frank Mirahmadi will be the full-time track announcer at Golden Gate Fields when fall racing begins on October 20. The affable announcer, known for his superb race calling and witty impersonations, brings over 20 years of professional experience to the bayside oval.
The 48-year-old Los Angeles native will purchase his one-way ticket to Golden Gate Fields after completing the current season at Monmouth Park in New Jersey. Mirahmadi's first day at Golden Gate Fields will be on his 49th birthday.
“Golden Gate Fields is one of the most beautiful racing venues in the country and I'm excited to come back and announce the races there,” said Mirahmadi. “I can't wait to celebrate my birthday doing a job that I love at a place as special as Golden Gate Fields.”
Mirahmadi's career began when he called his first race at Hollywood Park on December 24, 1992. His first full-time announcing job was at Hialeah Park, in Florida where he called from 1996 until the historic track shuttered its doors to Thoroughbred racing in 2001. His career has taken him to the rooftops of Louisiana Downs, Oaklawn Park, Santa Anita Park, and the Northern California circuit, where he called at Golden Gate Fields during the spring of 2016.
“We are delighted to have Frank back in the announcer's booth at Golden Gate Fields. He is undoubtedly one of the best race callers in the country, and we are very fortunate to have him calling our races,” said Joe Morris, senior vice president of west coast operations for The Stronach Group.
Mirahmadi will be replacing Angela Hermann at Golden Gate Fields, who recently accepted her dream job as a paddock analyst at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Hermann will make her debut in Southern California on September 30, when The Great Race Place opens for its annual autumn meet.
Live racing resumes at Golden Gate Fields October 20 and runs through December 11.
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