The racing world was shocked last December when it was announced that the legendary Trevor Denman was to retire from Santa Anita.
For 32 years the South African native had wowed fans with his unique and flavourful race calls, and his entrance into American racing had opened the door for international announcers to come to the United States.
Regardless of whoever lands the position as race caller at Santa Anita Park, the next six months will be exciting as the eventual winner earns his new job in the highest profile public forum possible.
A dark horse candidate, and one that inside sources say is receiving strong consideration, is Alistair Cohen of South Africa. A native of Durban, he is an announcer and presenter for Tellytrack, the South African equivalent of TVG. Only 25 years old, Cohen possesses remarkable race calling abilities, and his age would ensure a long tenure at Santa Anita…
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