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Spriggs is a hero at Pompano

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

On any normal racing night, usually, the headline belongs to the winner of the Open event here at Pompano Park. But on this Monday night, the headline belongs to a young lady named Molly Murphy and an amateur driver named Dein Spriggs.

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Meadowlands: U.S. Pacing Championship to be renamed in honor of Sam McKee

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The US Pacing Championship, long one of the signature events on Hambletonian Day, will be renamed The Sam McKee Memorial beginning this August in honor of the track’s Hall of Fame announcer and broadcaster who passed away March 8 at the age of 54.

The Meadowlands will also attach McKee’s name to its broadcast center that McKee designed when the new grandstand opened in 2013. It will now be called The Sam McKee SNY Broadcast Center. The official dedication is scheduled for August 4, the night before the Hambletonian.

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Bergman: Questioning the rise to prominence of Buzzy Sholty

Monday, April 24, 2017

Should a trainer have to justify success?

I’ve never been a very big statistics guy. I let others chew the numbers. Most of my handicapping has come from visuals. As an original Sports Eye chart-caller, it was imperative to watch each race closely. Close enough to get the margins between every horse at every call, except the finish where a camera did the work. Keeping close tabs on horses throughout a mile was more valuable to me than driver, trainer or for that matter horse stats.

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