The Voice of Santa Anita: The Limited Series
Optioned to Turn Left Productions/Caballo Productions
Joe Hernandez: The Voice of Santa Anita is based on Rodolfo Alvarado's acclaimed biography on the life of the famed race caller. When released, the biography was a finalist for six literary awards including the International Latino Book Award. It won the Dr. Tony Book Award.
Hernandez was the voice of Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, from the time the track opened on Christmas Day 1934 until he fainted at the microphone on January 27, 1972. In that time, Hernandez called a remarkable 15,587 races in a row. Over the course of Hernandez’s career, his cry of "There they go!" echoed over a number of notable races including Seabiscuit’s win in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap and Johnny Longden’s last ride in 1966. His cries of "And here comes Malicious!" and "Silky Sullivan trails …" are remembered to this day.
Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards: Finalist
This limited series, which was created and written by Rodolfo Alvarado, is no longer available. It has been optioned by Turn Left Productions and Caballo Productions
Turn Left Productions
Type: Limited Series
Episodes: Eight, 55-60 pages each
Interested Parties Contact:
Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.
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