Santa Anita Hires Mirahmadi, Wrona

ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 16, 2015) -- Frank Mirahmadi was named by Santa Anita on Monday as the announcer for the first part of its winter-spring meeting, which begins Dec. 26.

Mirahmadi and Michael Wrona, currently at Golden Gate Fields, will be the primary announcers at Santa Anita during its upcoming meeting following the sudden retirement of Trevor Denman after 33 years as Santa Anita’s announcer.

Mirahmadi will call Dec. 26 through Jan. 3, then Wrona will take over Jan. 7-24. After that, according to a press release, they will alternate every three weeks, with Mirahmadi calling at Golden Gate while Wrona is at Santa Anita. The schedule finds Mirahmadi calling the Santa Anita Handicap on March 12 and Wrona the Santa Anita Derby on April 9.

Though Mirahmadi and Wrona are the two top candidates to permanently replace Denman, Santa Anita last week said it would conduct a “worldwide search” for a replacement. Several other potential candidates also will call races during the meet.