When Oaklawn Park's scheduled 57-day season begins Jan. 13, Vic Stauffer will be just the sixth announcer in the track's history.
John Scully, who began calling races at Fairmount Park in southern Illinois in 1970 and has been the track announcer there ever since, will retire after the races of Sept. 5.
Angela Hermann has been named the Golden Gate Fields track announcer for the remainder of the 2016 winter/spring meet. She will be the first full-time female track announcer in the United States.
Mike Battaglia, whose association with Turfway Park stretches back almost half a century, will step down from the announcer's booth to assume the role of associate vice president at the racetrack effective March 12.
Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., is seeking a track announcer to replace Frank Mirahmadi, who has resigned to become one of the announcers at Santa Anita Park in California.
Race caller Trevor Denman, the voice of Santa Anita since 1983, has announced his retirement from the Southern California track. He will not return for the 2015-16 race meet, which begins Dec. 26.
John McGary is returning as the track announcer for the California Authority of Racing Fairs in 2015. He was the announcer for the fair meets from 2000-05.
Jonathan Horowitz is the new track announcer at Turf Paradise racetrack, succeeding Michael Chamberlain, who has been named the announcer at Evangeline Downs in Louisiana.
Evangeline Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel announced March 17 that Corey Veazey has been promoted to racing secretary and Michael Chamberlain has been hired as track announcer.
Monmouth Park Racetrack has announced that Frank Mirahmadi will become its new track announcer when the 2015 racing season kicks off on Saturday, May 9.
Jason Beem, currently the announcer at Portland Meadows in Oregon, has been named announcer at Harrah's Louisiana Downs beginning with the 2015 Quarter Horse meet.
Larry Collmus, who took over the race calling duties at Churchill Downs earlier this year, is moving on to succeed Tom Durkin as the announcer for the New York Racing Association.
Terry Wallace, who has called the races at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas for 37 consecutive years, will retire from that position but continue serving in other roles, the track announced June 16.
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