09/29/2016 3:53PM

Mirahmadi will call races at Golden Gate Fields

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Frank Mirahmadi has quite a celebration planned for Oct. 20, his 49th birthday. On that day he will begin calling races at Golden Gate Fields as the track’s full-time announcer.

“We’re excited to have him back,” GGF vice president and general manager Calvin Rainey said. “He’s one of the top announcers in the country.”

Mirahmadi called races at Golden Gate last spring and had also filled in on occasion for previous track announcer Michael Wrona.

“I’m a big fan of Northern California racing,” Mirahmadi said. “I called the fairs for nine years and have lived in Sacramento the past three years.

“I know a lot of people at Golden Gate. Their racing secretary, Patrick Mackey, is a longtime friend, and his father had me work at a couple of tracks for him.”

Mirahmadi also calls races at Monmouth Park and is excited that he’ll be able to call races on both coasts.

Mirahmadi replaces Angela Hermann, who recently was named the paddock analyst at Santa Anita. She called races at the end of Golden Gate’s spring meet after Wrona was named track announcer at Santa Anita, and also called Golden Gate’s brief summer meeting.

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Pat Lyons 6 months ago
Go back to doing your impersonations That's What Makes You unique like me #worldFamousPatLyons 
Bruce Epstein 6 months ago
Frank, Frank, I told you to keep the job at OP.  It was a top tier track with a long meet and they welcomed you.  Now you are left with Mth (dying on the vine) and N. CA which is also dead.
While I think you are a top tier announcer  and enjoy your calls,  other than a couple of turf
races each day at Mth your calling 6 horse and 5 horse fields.  That is the norm in N. CA.
How can an announcer of your stature, get excited about calling 5 horse fields.  OP would have
been your home. 
Wayne Haehner 5 months ago
OP runs from mid January to early April--how is that a long meet?
Jeffrey Morer 6 months ago
With all due respect to Angela Hermann, her race calls were atypical and not well received. Wishing her all the best at Santa Anita.
Rob Newman 6 months ago
It was her tone of voice
victoreconomico 6 months ago
She didn't truly show any passion at all. Don't think she knew enough about the sport. Good luck to her though.
Rob Kaegi 6 months ago
Anybody who's followed Angela through the years knows her handicapping is atypical and not well received also.