Jack Darling's Blog
Getting Racing Televised
Published: April 24, 2014 8:22 am ET
Last Comment: June 16, 2014 5:40 pm ET | 94 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments
We have an opportunity in harness racing right now. As most of you know, Jeff Gural has made arrangements so that it is possible to have The Meadowlands Pace and The Little Brown Jug televised on national TV via CBS Sports network.
The cost for us is $75,000.00. Sam McKee is looking after all the details of the project.This is a great opportunity to promote our sport to a wider audience and at a very reasonable price. We can showcase our sport at our new state of the art racetrack at The Meadowlands, and our greatest spectacle in harness racing at The Little Brown Jug.
Who benefits from showing these races on national TV? It's us, the participants in harness racing -- the owners, drivers, trainers, breeders, racetracks and everyone else involved in harness racing.
Showcasing these two races on national TV throughout the US and Canada has got to help us. It sure can't do any harm. I think this is a good investment for us and our future.
Standardbred Canada has provided this excellent forum and I would like to take advantage of it to reach out to everyone in our industry. I am proposing that anyone who agrees with and wants to support this initiative can pledge $500.00 to the project on this site. Of course any amount would be wonderful as a show of support. I am hoping we can raise this $75,000.00 in a hurry but you never know.
We will keep track of the pledges on this page as they come in so that everyone can follow how things are going. You can make your pledges in the comment section here and if you have any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
I made a few calls last night just to get the list started and the response was very encouraging.
John Campbell - $500
Jody Jamieson - $500
Adriano Sorella - $500
Bill O'Donnell - $500
Casie Coleman - $500
Murray Brown - $500
Myron Bell - $500
Jack Darling - $500
Bob McIntosh - $500
UPDATE: Cheques can be made out to and mailed to:
Meadowlands Racetrack TV Fund
1 Racetrack Drive
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
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