ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2012)—Trevor Denman celebrates his 60th birthday today and on Friday, he’ll embark upon his 30th season as the Voice of Santa Anita Park when the 2012 Santa Anita Autumn Meet gets underway at 1 p.m.
The math is staggering and it’s not lost on the Durban, South Africa native, who in the opinion of many, has ascended to a level of professional excellence reserved for the likes of the Dodgers’ Vin Scully, the Lakers’ late Chick Hearn and the Kings’ Bob Miller—all members of their respective sports’ Halls of Fame.
“I left home when I was 31 and now I’m 60,” said Denman. “It’s frightening, absolutely frightening. It feels like it’s only been seven years. I can’t get that one Jimmy Buffet song out of my head—the name of the song is ‘He went to Paris,’ and there’s a line in there that says ‘…and 20 more years just slipped away.’ That’s how I feel. I just can’t believe it.”