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Trevor Denman is an announcer from South Africa specializing in thoroughbred horse racing. He is the current race caller at Santa Anita, Del Mar and the Los Angeles County Fair (Fairplex) in southern California, and was the former announcer at Hollywood Park.
Denman, who began calling races in America in 1983 after announcing in his native country, is best known for the phrase "And awaaay they go..."
Some of the other popular phrases that Trevor has coined and are very popular with racing fans are, "scraping the paint" which is used to describe a horse who is saving ground. That horse is said to be so close to the rail, that he is literally scraping his body against the paint on the rail. Another phrase is "they would need to sprout WINGS to catch..." This one is used when a horse is winning by an insurmountable margin in the stretch. "looks like he jumped in at the quarter pole..." is used when a horse comes from far back and is running so fast as to give the impression that he just started to run.
In the 1989 comedy movie 'Let It Ride' starring Richard Dreyfuss, Trevor is the track announcer that is heard in many of the racetrack scenes.
Denman will replace fellow caller Tom Durkin as the Breeders Cup announcer starting from 2006.
Trevor was also on an episode of the Simpsons.
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