09/29/2016 4:53PM

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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