Santa Anita Announcer has to worry about Death Threats after getting dream job

Santa Anita San Gabriel

copyright Cheryl Ann Quigley

Santa Anita track announcer Michael Wrona will pull into his parking space at the Arcadia track this weekend and wait for a few moments, much as he has done every race day for more than a month. He’ll be looking for two plain-clothed armed security officers to escort him to his booth high above the track.…

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Rich Nilsen is an 18-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 twice. He cashed on the 2018 NHC Tour with a 19th overall finish. Rich was also a winner of a $24,000 package into Kentucky Derby Betting Championship I. A former executive with, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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