Fancy becoming a racing commentator?
Ever fancied being a racing commentator?
If you have the job of a lifetime is up for grabs!
Trevor Denman has been race calling at Santa Anita in California since 1983 but now he's decided to retire and that means there's a massive opportunity for someone to take his place!
Denman who was born inSouth Africa but moved to the USA has called some of the world's great races and will always be remembered for the way he called home that great race mare Zenyatta in the Breeders Cup Classic.
" Trevor was a legend and will be very difficult to replace " said Keith Brackpool chief Executive Officer of the StronachGroup that owns Santa Anita " however it is very important to know that when Santa Anita first hired Trevor he was a nobody,"
" So that is why we are launching a worldwide search for a full time race caller and it just might be the best job ever in that space!"
Santa Anita is of course one of the world's finest racetracks and is situated just outside Los Angeles. Next year it will stage one of the races in the HH Sheikh Mansour Festival in April and in November will play host to the 20,000,000 dollar Breeders Cup.
There is no doubt this job will create a lot of interest from commentators around the world but if you've never done it and always fancied it then why not apply,
Send a cover letter, resume and demo clip to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony McCoy who retired 6 months ago after 20 years as champion jump jockey is currently on a nationwide tour of some of Britain's racetracks doing a question and answer with some large audiences
At the same time he is promoting his recently released film 'Being AP' which is now on general release after it's premiere last month.
Meanwhile Richard Johnson who was 12 times runner up to him has taken over the mantle and is now well clear in the race to become the new champion jump jockey.
He has now ridden over 150 winners and is over 50 clear of his nearest rival and if ever a man deserves to win the title it 's Johnson!
Richard Hughes who hung up his riding boots a few months ago has made a good start to his training career.
Now based at Windsor House stables in Lambourn Hughes who was champion flat jockey in the UK three times sent out 5 winners from just 13 runners last month and is certainly 'off and running'!
There was a massive turnout for the funeral of the 11 times champion jockey Pat Eddery in Thame Oxfordshire last week.
Many of his weighing room colleagues attended along with the great and good of the racing world to pay their respects to the 63 year old who died suddenly last month.
There was also a big turnout in Newmarket for the funeral of 80 year old Alfie Westwood.
He might not have been a well known name but he'd worked in racing for many years and recently supervised children on the riding simulator in the racing museum.
I'm pleased to have known him for many years and I will miss him and our chats when I bumped into him in Newmarket High Street.
Bumped into Tattersalls Director Jimmy George at last week's Xmas carol concert which took place at the world famous sales arena in the heart of Newmarket and he was telling me that it's been another brilliant year for the auctioneers.
" We've sold horses totalling over £250 million this year and I would like to thank all our vendors and purchasers" he said.
£250 million is an amazing figure by any standards!
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