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Visit From Team Coco: O’Brien Calls Race At Santa Anita

In a performance that would have to be categorized as “Not yet ready for prime time,” late night funny man Conan O’Brien left ’em laughing on Friday, as he put his oratorical stamp on Santa Anita’s second race, unwittingly cementing Trevor Denman’s status as Santa Anita’s race caller for generations to come. A former writer […]

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‘Coco’ to Take the Mic at Santa Anita

Trevor Denman will get a rare time-out on Friday. Late night funny man Conan O’Brien, who hosts CONAN weeknights at 11 p.m. on TBS, will step up to the Santa Anita microphone and call Friday’s second race under the watchful eye of America’s premier race caller. “I think it’s great,” said Denman, who has been […]

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Down at Old (And New) Del Mar

I’ve been coming to Del Mar for more than 30 years, and while it lacks the racing traditions of its East Coast counterpart in Saratoga, the seaside track provides an invigorating experience each season I return. Reinvented 20 years ago in a new facility, Del Mar is about more than Thoroughbred racing and gambling: it’s […]

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Del Mar Diaries: 30 Years Ago, Denman Found His Calling

One of the most popular voices in horse racing is undoubtedly Trevor Denman. At this year’s Del Mar meet, Denman is celebrating his 30th year calling the races. But as exciting as his career has been, Denman’s life certainly hasn’t been confined to the announcer’s booth. In this edition of the Del Mar Diaries, Ray […]

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Hovdey: Hollywood Park Closure Means Heavier Workload for Denman

The closing of Betfair Hollywood Park at the end of the year will bring drastic changes for everyone involved in horse racing on the Southern California circuit, from trainers, grooms, and hotwalkers, down to the fans themselves. In his latest column for the Daily Racing Form, Jay Hovdey points out that the new calendar will […]

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Denman discusses racing’s future in Part Two of Q & A

In the conclusion of a two-part interview, Santa Anita track announcer Trevor Denman sat down with Tom Hoffarth about how the ‘business of calling racing’ has changed over the 30-plus years he has been at Santa Anita. Denman also discussed the future of the sport, and his optimism for racing’s future.

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Trevor Denman on betting strategies, retirement, and ‘The Simpsons’

Announcer Trevor Denman recently sat down with the Press-Telegram in Long Beach for a series of Q&A’s about his job as the voice of California racing. Denman revealed that he isn’t an avid bettor, seeing the game as a net loss in most cases, and believes that beginners have just as much luck as seasoned […]

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Denman ready to embark on 30th season as ‘Voice of Santa Anita’

Trevor Denman celebrates his 60th birthday today and on Friday, he’ll embark upon his 30th season as the Voice of Santa Anita Park when the 2012 Santa Anita Autumn Meet gets underway at 1 p.m. The math is staggering and it’s not lost on the Durban, South Africa native, who in the opinion of many, […]

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Privman: Denman inspires new generation of race-callers

Trevor Denman emigrated from South Africa to the U.S. in the early 1980’s, and since that time has become one of the premier racetrack announcers in the country. As the announcer at Santa Anita and Del Mar-in addition to being the ‘voice of the Breeders’ Cup’ since 2006-Denman’s voice is one of the most recognizable […]

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Announcer Denman celebrates 29th year with Santa Anita

Trevor Denman, who aspired to be a jockey in his native Durban, South Africa, is set to embark upon his 29th anniversary year as the “Voice of Santa Anita,” when The Great Race Place opens its gates on Dec. 26. Denman, who has called the Breeders’ Cup World Championships since 2006 and who will once […]

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