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Conan O’Brien To Call Horse Race At Santa Anita

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TV Host Conan O'Brien speaks onstage during the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Mel Brooks at Dolby Theatre on June 6, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Special Broadcast will air Saturday, June 15 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT on TNT and Wednesday, July 24 on TCM as part of an All-Night Tribute to Brooks. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

TV Host Conan O’Brien speaks onstage during the 41st AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Mel Brooks at Dolby Theatre on June 6, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Special Broadcast will air Saturday, June 15 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT on TNT and Wednesday, July 24 on TCM as part of an All-Night Tribute to Brooks. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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ARCADIA, Calif. (CBSLA.com/AP) — Conan O’Brien will be behind the mic on Friday, just not at his desk on the set of his late-night talk show.

The funny man will call a horse race at Santa Anita under the watchful eye of long-time track announcer Trevor Denman. O’Brien will describe the second race at the host track for next month’s Breeders’ Cup, the richest event in thoroughbred racing.

Denman says his advice to O’Brien will be “keep it simple and try and have fun with it.”

O’Brien hosts “Conan” weeknights on TBS.

CBS/KCAL’s Kristine Leahy also had a turn behind the mic over the summer. The video of her call and preparation can be watched here.

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