Breaking News: First Auditions For The Santa Anita Track Announcer Position
Breaking News: First Auditions For The Santa Anita Track Announcer Position by Kirby C. Grimes– Multiple sources have confirmed that Craig Evans will be auditioning in two weeks time for the open track announcer’s position at Santa Anita. Evans, who is the lead race caller for the Singapore Turf Club, represents the first international applicant to audition.
A native of Perth, Australia, he has been calling races at Kranji Racecourse since 2007. Well known for articulate and exciting race calls with typical Australian panache, he is widely known as an excellent race caller. An unknown quantity in the United States, his talents will be on display for the racing public to hear in mid-February.
A second Australian race caller, Victoria Shaw, will be calling races at Santa Anita on April 2nd. Shaw made her race calling debut in 1998 at Hanging Rock Park in Victoria. Since that time she has been a regular fixture on the picnic track circuit in Victoria. As Australia’s only female race caller, her appearance in April would represent her North American debut.
The search process to replace Trevor Denman is quickly heating up. These are just the first, of what will be many, internationally based race callers auditioning for the position. The next few months should bring more clarity to the situation.