Longtime race caller Trevor Denman, who got here to Del Mar in 1984, was named the nineteenth recipient of the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award and shall be honored this week on the observe.
The Pincay Award goes to people who’ve served the game of racing with integrity, extraordinary dedication and dedication and distinction.
Denman, 70, was born in South Africa, the place he started calling races as a teen. He got here to the US in 1983 and landed a job at Santa Anita that 12 months, which he held till 2015. He has referred to as races at Del Mar from 1984 to the current — his thirty eighth season on the seaside oval — lacking solely the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, he referred to as 5 seasons at now-defunct Hollywood Park, together with meets at Golden Gate Fields, Pomona, Pimlico, Laurel and Atlantic Metropolis.
He was additionally performed the race caller dozens of occasions on display, together with “Let It Trip” and “Beverly Hills Cop,” as effectively roughly 30 different TV and film performances. He was additionally the voice of the Breeders’ Cup throughout its run on ESPN.
Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.