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Young SA Caller In Running To Replace Denman!

Ali Cohen is the most prolifically talented racecaller to come out of South Africa in 25 years

Alistair Cohen (credit: Tellytrack)

Alistair Cohen

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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5 comments on “Young SA Caller In Running To Replace Denman!

  1. good luck if he gets it. but guys like ravaun smit , sheldon peters etc call the races better. you can close your eyes and see what is being called is correct. as well as the terminology that they use. mr cohen should listern to them an try and tweek his calling. listern he very seldon tells the viewer where the race is a that time coming through the 1200m mark etc. get some old tapes and learn cause at present definately not santa anita park material

    1. Anil Sewpersad says:

      YOU are bang on the money here mate.

  2. Anil Sewpersad says:

    ALL the present race callers in SA ere just plain . . . BORING!

  3. J.Goodman says:

    I think Alistair is one of the best in SA. Erudite and a great voice. And very young.
    He will be a legend.

  4. Preston says:

    Alicat has a great deal to learn but I feel he is on the right path of becoming an even better commentator than he already is. Good luck young man and I hope that this window of opportunity will prove fruitful for you.??

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