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Denman’s Long Vacation: A Broken Leg And An Exotic Reading List

Renowned track announcer Trevor Denman, who held the microphone at Santa Anita from 1983 through the end of 2015, is nearly set to return to the booth for opening day at Del Mar. These days, the semi-retired South African expatriate works just the summer and fall meets where the “Turf Meets the Surf,” and spends the […]

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Colorful Race Caller Mirahmadi Grateful For His ‘Bonus Time’

Frank Mirahmadi first drew national media attention when he got the job calling races at Oaklawn Park in 2012. The enigmatic man with a penchant for frighteningly accurate impersonations was a big hit with the locals, an enthusiastic bunch of racing fans. When Mirahmadi turned away from them in 2015 to try for his “dream […]

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Bergstein Award To Be Presented During Webcast Featuring ’60 Minutes’ Legal Analyst

Team Valor International will reveal the winner of the $25,000 Stan Bergstein Writing Award on Wednesday in a live video broadcast at noon Eastern. The live webcast will be available here and archived at the same address. In addition to the award presentation, racehorse owner Andrew Cohen will headline a panel discussion on the state of investigative […]

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‘Fit & Ready’ Trevor Denman Gearing Up For Del Mar

“I’ve been calling races for 44 years and I’ve never had one like this.” The voice, that unmistakable voice, was Trevor Denman on the telly from his retreat in Minnesota. To be specific Kellogg, Minnesota, population 450. And the thing he hadn’t encountered in more than four decades of manning microphones up high at racetracks […]

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Death Threats Darken Wrona’s First Stint As Santa Anita Announcer

Michael Wrona certainly has a lot on his mind as the current Santa Anita meet draws to a close. Not only will the native Australian soon be getting married, he’s also had the dark cloud of death threats hanging over him for several months. The Los Angeles Times reports that Wrona, who was one of four announcers recruited […]

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Racecalling Greats Denman, Johnson Join HorsePlayerNow’s Night School

Tonight’s edition of Night School, the racing industry’s national online fan education and player development program since 2011, will feature in-depth conversations and profiles with two of horse racing’s most distinctive voices, Trevor Denman and Dave Johnson. It’s the third installment of Night School’s “Biographies” series, new to the program in Season 6, and the […]

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Racecaller Evans Excited To Audition At ‘Almost Mythical’ Santa Anita

Santa Anita Park will host guest announcer Craig Evans on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20 and 21, to audition for the full-time job. Evans, 48, is a native of Australia who has called races in Singapore for the past 10 years. According to the Daily Racing Form, he has been an avid follower of American […]

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Two International Candidates Set To Audition For Santa Anita Track Announcer Job

After a world-wide search resulted in nearly three dozen applications from nearly every continent, the management of Santa Anita Park has invited two international race callers to join the audition process later this month to become the permanent track announcer at The Great Race Place. Craig Evans, 48, the Senior Race Broadcaster for the Singapore […]

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Denman, McCarron Among Judges For 2016 Stan Bergstein Writing Award

Barry Irwin and his Team Valor International will again honor excellent journalism in 2016 and have lined up a new slate of judges to decide the $25,000 Stan Bergstein Writing Award. Legendary racecaller Trevor Denman and Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron will join esteemed Turf writers Neil Milbert, Michael Veitch and Maryjean Wall in […]

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The Friday Show: Clean Sweep And A Big Idea?

The Paulick Report’s Friday Show got some pasture rest towards the end of the year, but it’s back for 2016, ready to tackle the new racing season. First order of business — the final judgments of 2015. What’s left of the suspense for Saturday’s Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park? Gulfstream’s ownership group has also been busy this week […]

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