Hollywood will be at the Meadowlands on Thursday night. That’s Bob “Hollywood” Heyden, who will be returning to the Big M for the first time in 2012 as part of the television production show. The longtime statistician will also be on air on Saturday night, and he will serve in several roles as needed throughout the meet.
Sam McKee, director of the track's TV department, said Heyden’s primary role Thursday and Saturday will be the winner’s circle interviews following the series finals (two on Thursday and three on Saturday). He will also give his race picks on the simulcast show as well having them available in the program. Heyden will also speak upon request to group parties at the track.
“Holly’s a great guy and me, Ken (Warkentin), Darin (Zocali) and Wendy (Ross) are all looking forward to working with him,” McKee told harnessracing.com. “He’s such a resource and it is great to have him back with us on a part-time basis.”