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Foggy Start To Del Mar Meet Adds Unexpected Flavor To Opening Day Program

“In 50 years I’ve never experienced anything like it,” Del Mar track announcer Trevor Denman said late Friday after the opening day of the Bing Crosby meeting had concluded. What Denman, an on-track crowd of 5,011 and viewers of the TVG telecast experienced was an obliteration of the fifth-race field by fog as it approached […]

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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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Ray’s Best Bets Presented By Del Mar: Where The Turf Meets The Surf

I’ve made no secret of my love for Southern California’s Del Mar racetrack. Located on fair grounds property leased from the state’s 22nd Agricultural District 20 miles north of San Diego and a few furlongs from the Pacific Ocean, it’s the only North American track whose theme song’s lyrics tells you how to get there.  […]

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Michael Wrona Named Track Announcer At Arizona Downs

Arizona Downs has landed one of the world’s preeminent race-callers in naming Michael Wrona the announcer when live horse racing returns to the region for the first time in a decade. Arizona Downs will run both thoroughbred and quarter-horse racing May 24 through Labor Day, Sept. 2. “In this year of exploring fresh opportunities, it […]

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Del Mar: Field Sizes Drop With Rain, But Meet ‘Finishing Especially Strong’

Entering the final week of the Del Mar meeting, the racing office could anticipate average field size numbers for the fall meeting to be close to the outstanding 8.5 of 2017. Then rains hit Thursday and carried over into Friday. Seven races were taken off the Jimmy Durante Turf Course and switched to the main […]

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Retiring Hall Of Famer Stevens ‘Goes Out As One Of The Greatest Ever’

Jockey Gary Stevens received, and gave, heartfelt thanks for his Hall of Fame career in ceremonies marking his retirement Saturday at Del Mar. The 55-year-old native of Idaho, who ranks third for stakes wins and ninth for overall wins on the track’s all-time list, was honored before the fourth race. Dressed in a sport coat, […]

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‘In The Parking Lot’: Wild Verse, Figueroa Both Unharmed After Del Mar Incident

Longtime Del Mar announcer Trevor Denman, who introduced the “commentary” style of racecalling to Southern California fans, strung together some ear-catching comments when the gates sprang open for Sunday’s fourth race. “Ohh, Wild Verse nearly lost the rider,” Denman said, “now Wild Verse has lost the rider, he’s jumped the fence and is in the […]

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‘Racing!’ Michael Wrona Named Track Announcer At Kentucky Downs

Michael Wrona, one of the world’s preeminent race-callers and the voice of Santa Anita Park, has been named track announcer for Kentucky Downs’ live race meet. Kentucky Downs’ 2019 meet is Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, 7, 8 and 12 over North America’s only European-style turf course. The showcase race meet, which offers the world’s […]

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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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Denman Named To Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall Of Fame

Trevor Denman, who has called the major race meets in Southern California for more than 30 years, has been named to the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame, it has been announced. The iconic caller, considered by many to be the best in the business, will be inducted at the 27th annual SCSB awards […]

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