06/10/2014 2:20PM

Mirahmadi to fill in for vacationing Denman

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Frank Mirahmadi will call the races at Santa Anita through June 27.

Frank Mirahmadi will call the races at Santa Anita on Thursday, replacing a vacationing Trevor Denman.

Last weekend, Mirahmadi described his two-week position as Denman’s replacement “is the ultimate for me.”

“Trevor is my idol,” he said. “I learned everything from him. He’s helped me so much in my career. He’s given me so much advice.”

Mirahmadi, who called the races earlier this year at Oaklawn Park, will describe the action at Santa Anita through June 27. Denman, 61, will return for the final two days of the spring-summer meeting, June 28-29, and will be in the booth for the Del Mar summer meeting, which begins on July 17. Ed Burgart will call the Thoroughbred races at the Los Alamitos summer meeting, which runs from July 3-13.

Mirahmadi, 46, has been a fixture on the Northern California fair circuit since 2006. A native of Los Angeles, Mirahmadi will call the races at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meeting at the Alameda County Fair beginning on June 28. Later this year, Mirahmadi will call the county fairs at Sacramento, Stockton, Ferndale, and Fresno.