Frank Mirahmadi

Frank Mirahmadi Returns To Santa Anita Microphone For Autumn Meet

As he nears completion of his first year as Santa Anita’s full-time announcer, the incredible Frank Mirahmadi, who also doubles as the voice of Monmouth Park in New Jersey, will be present, accountable and ready to ramble when Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet opens on Friday, Sept. 27. Growing up in Beverly Hills, Mirahmadi, who […]

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Frank Mirahmadi Returns To Monmouth Announcer’s Booth Friday

Announcer Frank Mirahmadi will be back calling races at Monmouth Park when racing resumes on Friday, with fill-in Jason Beem headed next to Colonial Downs in Virginia before returning to Monmouth again in late September. Mirahmadi is the full-time announcer at Santa Anita, which wrapped up its meet on Sunday. Beem handled Monmouth’s first 17 […]

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Jason Beem To Fill In As Monmouth Park Announcer Until Mirahmadi’s Return

Jason Beem, a veteran race caller with more than a decade of experience, will handle Monmouth Park’s announcing duties until the return of Frank Mirahmadi following the conclusion of the Santa Anita meet on June 23, general manager Bill Anderson announced. Beem, a Washington state native who called races at Portland Meadows for 10 years […]

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Imbriale, Collmus To Split Aqueduct Announcing Duties Through Winter Meet

Racecaller Frank Mirahmadi, who has called races at the Big A from the start of the just-completed fall meet that spanned November 2- December 2, will continue to man the booth until Dec. 16 at Aqueduct. Mirahmadi was recently named Santa Anita Park’s permanent announcer and will assume his duties at the Arcadia, California track […]

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Santa Anita: Racing Secretary Hammerle Let Go, No Replacement Yet Named

The racing secretary at Santa Anita Park since 2003, Rick Hammerle has officially joined the outgoing cast of employees to lose their positions at Santa Anita Park. According to thoroughbreddailynews.com, Hammerle confirmed the news but made no additional comment on the matter. No replacement for Hammerle has been named, as of Friday afternoon. The condition book […]

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The Friday Show: The Short And The Long Of It?

Reports this week suggest the New York Racing Association is considering a significant tweak to next year’s schedule — that being, a longer meet at Saratoga with shorter race weeks. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the idea, plus what to make of the controversial track announcer change […]

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Mirahmadi Named New Permanent Announcer At Santa Anita, Succeeding Wrona

Frank Mirahmadi, a well-known and popular figure in racing circles from coast to coast, has been named Santa Anita Park’s permanent announcer and will assume his duties high atop the grandstand beginning opening day, Wednesday, Dec. 26. Having just completed his fourth season as the track announcer at Monmouth Park, Mirahmadi is currently calling races […]

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Across The Board With Andy Serling: Frank Mirahmadi

Frank Mirahmadi, who is in the midst of his first season as backup track announcer at Aqueduct, is this week’s guest on Across the Board with Andy Serling, now available for download. Mirahmadi joined Serling on the evening of March 9 to discuss his career in the industry, from his start as a childhood fan to becoming a […]

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Mirahmadi Named As New Back-Up Winter Announcer At Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association has hired Frank Mirahmadi as its back-up track announcer for Aqueduct during the winter, the Daily Racing Form has reported. Mirahmadi replaces Travis Stone, who announced a few weeks ago that he would not be returning. Mirahmadi will split the winter announcing duties with John Imbriale. He is currently calling races at […]

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Mirahmadi Feeling ‘Good,’ Pronounced Cancer-Free

Monmouth announcer Frank Mirahmadi has officially been pronounced cancer-free by Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York, reports drf.com. Over the last 12 months, Mirahmadi has undergone two surgeries for colon cancer. “I feel good, and obviously relieved,” he said. “The six months of chemo was taxing, but thankfully I was able to handle the side effects and […]

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