Hambletonian live on CBS Sports Network
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Dave Brower, one of harness racing's most respected handicappers, will co-anchor. Brower, a staple of The Meadowlands airwaves, hosts the nightly broadcast of "Racing from the Meadowlands" as well as the SportsNet NY Meadowlands live television programs. Brower is an alumnus of Fox Sports New York, MSG Networks and TVG's "Drive Time". He is the author of the bestseller Harnessing Winners: The Complete Guide to Handicapping Harness Races.
New to the Hambletonian coverage this year is Canada's Greg Blanchard. Blanchard will provide pre-and-post race interviews, along with information from the backstretch throughout the day. The director of racing at Ontario-based Western Fair for the past eight seasons, Blanchard has previously worked for Woodbine Entertainment Group in Toronto as a television commentator, hosting both network and simulcast broadcasts for both Standardbred and Thoroughbred breeds and also served as manager of media communications for the Standardbred division.
Emmy Award winner Mike Trager and the Trager Group have been executive producers of the Hambletonian broadcasts for the past 26 years. The award winning team will be lead by producer Peter Lasser and director David Newman, both Hambletonian and harness racing broadcast veterans.
Meadowlands announcer Ken Warkentin will provide his racing expertise and race call.
The 93rd Hambletonian show will re-air Saturday night, Aug. 4 at 8:30 p.m. (EDT). (Meadowlands)