Minnesotan is first full-time female thoroughbred track announcer

An Apple Valley native is set to become the country’s first full-time female announcer at a thoroughbred racing venue.

The Daily Racing Form reports today that Angela Hermann has been hired by California’s Golden Gate Fields.

She started working as an usher at Canterbury Park when she was 17 and most recently has been a substitute announcer and analyst.

She doesn’t look like the type to be fazed by much. In 2011, a horse at Canterbury ate her notes while she was handicapping an upcoming race. She didn’t need the notes.

In 2013, she became the first woman in North America to call every race on the card when she took over the duties for a day at Canterbury.