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The Birth Of ‘Cool’

August 1, 2019:

When owner Jules Siegel gets ready to watch his horses race at the Meadowlands Racetrack, he can often be found pacing the track’s apron, isolated from friends and fans, walking his nerves off. One day as Siegel went through this routine, a man approached him and asked what he was doing....read on

Neville Memorial Award To McKee

August 7, 2017:

Longtime Little Brown Jug simulcast host, Sam McKee has been named the 2017 Joseph Neville Memorial Award honouree by the Delaware County Fair....read on

Shirt Sales To Benefit McKee Fund

June 14, 2017:

As part of a Meadowlands Racetrack fundraising initiative, racing fans can purchase #SendItIn t-shirts from eBay, with 100 percent of the net proceeds going to the McKee Fund, to benefit the family of the late Sam McKee....read on

Donations To McKee Family Invited

June 12, 2017:

The Meadowlands and the US Trotting Association are inviting horsepeople, friends, and fans to contribute to the McKee Fund to benefit the family of the late Sam McKee....read on

US Pacing Championship Renamed

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 honour of the track’s Hall of Fame announcer and broadcaster who passed away March 8 at the age of 54....read on

Meadowlands Pays Tribute To McKee

March 10, 2017:

The final Thursday card of the season began with heavy hearts as the Meadowlands paid tribute to its Hall of Fame announcer Sam McKee, who passed away Wednesday following complications from a stroke....read on

Remembering Sam McKee

March 9, 2017:

It is impossible to put a figure on the number of lives touched by Sam McKee. Whether through his race calls, studio interviews, work at horse sales, or personal interactions, McKee left an indelible mark on harness racing and the people in and around the sport....read on

Sam McKee Passes; Arrangements Set

March 8, 2017:

Communicators Hall of Famer Sam McKee, one of the most well-known and respected announcers in horse racing, passed away during the early-morning hours of Wednesday, March 8 as a result of complications after suffering a major stroke early last month. He was 54....read on

More To Help ‘Big M’ Broadcast Team

February 21, 2017:

With ‘Racing From The Meadowlands’ host Sam McKee on the mend, several industry participants have been recruited to support the existing team on the Meadowlands’ broadcast....read on

McKee "Looking Better Every Day"

February 18, 2017:

The family of Sam McKee has provided another progress report on the Hall of Famer after he suffered a serious stroke earlier this month....read on

McKee Making Positive Progress

February 13, 2017:

The family of Meadowlands Racetrack announcer Sam McKee has provided another update regarding more progress that the famed racecaller has made after having suffered a serious stroke earlier this month....read on

Creatine Breeding Nets $6,000 For McKee

February 11, 2017:

The auction held for a breeding to Creatine in support of Sam McKee has added another substantial amount to an impressive donation total thus far....read on

Sam McKee Update

February 9, 2017:

The family of Meadowlands Racetrack announcer Sam McKee has released an update in regard to the famed race caller that suffered a serious stroke on February 2....read on

Diamond Creek Steps Up For McKee

February 7, 2017:

Diamond Creek Farm has announced that it will be holding an online auction for a breeding to Creatine, and that all the proceeds from the auction will go directly to the McKee family....read on

Gural On Stallion Rule, McKee

February 7, 2017:

On Tuesday, February 7, racetrack operator Jeff Gural issued a clarification regarding the stallion restriction condition commonly known as the ‘Gural Rule,’ and commented on Sam McKee, the Meadowlands Racetrack’s famed announcer that suffered a serious stroke last week....read on


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