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Australian Named New Santa Anita Announcer
Australian race caller Michael Wrona has been named the new full-time track announcer at Santa Anita Park in the US, reports Thoroughbred Daily News. The 49YO, who began his career at age 17 in Australia and has been in the US for the last 25 years, has spent the past decade as the announcer for Golden Gate Fields in Northern California. "I'm overjoyed and humbled that Santa Anita is entrusting me with a booth occupied by so few announcers in the track's storied history," said Wrona. "I shall try my utmost to honour the great legacy of my predecessors – each of whom was of the highest calibre." Wrona was chosen ahead of other world-class international announcers including Craig Evans of the Singapore Turf Club and Racing UK's David Fitzgerald.