track announcers

Trevor Denman Headed For Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall Of Fame

Iconic horse racing announcer Trevor Denman will become one of two new members of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame when he is inducted at the 27th annual SCSB Awards Luncheon on Jan. 22, 2018, at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake. The other inductee will be longtime Laker TV commentator Stu Lantz. He and Denman will become […]

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California Chrome Makes ‘Verbal’ Return To The Races

People watching Monday’s final race at Delaware Park must’ve been surprised to learn that California Chrome was at the front of the pack. Surely, he’s still retired and enjoying his stud career? He can’t possibly be in a $10,000 maiden claiming race? Of course not. But good natured track announcer John Curran kept calling a […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Versatile Vic Stauffer

There are few jobs left in horse racing Vic Stauffer hasn’t done. Enthralled by the sport at an early age, Stauffer skipped high school so he could make the racetrack life his own. From hotwalker to chart caller to jockey’s agent, Vic tried everything, all the while focused on his true love of announcing the races. […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The ‘Incomparable’ Tom Durkin

During his 43-year career, track announcer Tom Durkin’s electric race calls thrilled fans and stamped historic moments with unforgettable words. He could make you laugh, too. In this episode of Around the Track, Durkin tells stories about his humble beginnings at the track, relives some of his most memorable calls (“the Incomparable, Invincible, Unbeatable Cigar!), […]

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Phil Georgeff, Voice Of Chicago Racing For 30 Years, Dead at 85

Phil Georgeff, the voice of Chicago racing for more than 30 years and known for his trademark call “here they come spinning out of the turn,” has died at the age of 85. Mr. Georgeff launched his career at the old Washington Park in Homewood, Ill., in 1959 and retired at the end of the […]

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Racecaller Trevor Denman Announces Retirement From Santa Anita

Trevor Denman, the voice of Santa Anita since 1983, has announced his retirement from The Great Race Place and will not return for the 2015-16 race meet which begins on December 26. “After calling the races for 44 years, 33 at Santa Anita, I have come to the decision that it is time for me […]

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Del Mar, University of Arizona Bringing ‘Reality’ To Horseracing

Horseracing has already had a few reality TV shows. A few years back we had “Jockeys” on Animal Planet and more recently “Horseplayers” on the Esquire Network. Next up, “America’s Got Talent” and “Shark Tank” come to the races. Well, not really, but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so a couple of outward-looking horse […]

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Young Announcer Dinerman Ready For ‘Amazing’ Opportunity At Emerald

On Friday evening at Emerald Downs, 22-year-old Matt Dinerman will take over full-time from former Emerald announcer Robert Geller, who called his last races at Emerald last weekend and will take over calling duties at Woodbine Saturday. A recent graduate of Chapman University, Dinerman served as an intern and press box steward at Del Mar […]

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Matt Dinerman Named New Emerald Downs Announcer

Emerald Downs announced 22-year-old Matt Dinerman has been hired as track announcer through the remainder of the 2015 season. A native of San Diego, Dinerman replaces long-time announcer Robert Geller, who will succeed Dan Loiselle as the announcer at Woodbine in Toronto. Geller’s final day at Emerald Downs is Sunday, June 7. Dinerman was outstanding […]

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ABR: Mirahmadi ‘Living The Dream’ As Announcer For Monmouth, Oaklawn

Earlier this month, Frank Mirahmadi began his first season as track announcer for Monmouth Park. Mirahmadi is also the announcer at Oaklawn Park. In a recent interview with America’s Best Racing, Mirahmadi said that he feels very blessed to be able to do what he loves in the sport that is his passion. “It’s priceless […]

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