Wednesday, October 12, 2022

There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony for Dave Brower at The Meadowlands on Saturday, Nov. 12, and anyone who appreciated his dedication to the sport of harness racing is welcome to be there.

Brower, who passed away at age 53 of natural causes while on assignment in Lexington (KY) on Oct. 7, was the longtime lead TV personality, oddsmaker and program analyst at The Big M. His long resume includes many national TV gigs, the most recent being this year’s Hambletonian, which was broadcast on the CBS Sports Network.

“We were pleased the Brower family wanted to have Dave’s memorial at the track where he was such a popular figure,” said track Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Jason Settlemoir. “This will give all of Dave’s family and friends a chance to exchange stories in the place where he was such an impactful personality.”

“We think The Meadowlands is the perfect place to have Dave’s celebration of life,” said Brower’s sister, Laura. “He loved his job, but even more than that, he loved all of the people at the track, those who worked there, as well as the fans.”

“Dave loved it when there were big races on a card,” said Dave Little, Brower’s broadcast partner for the last five years. “So having this night for him when the Kindergarten finals are taking place is appropriate. It’ll be great to have his family, the horsemen and all the fans there to pay tribute to my great friend, but when it’s time to go on-camera, I will be missing him terribly.”

Brower will be honored before the race card, beginning at approximately 5:45 p.m.