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Salive Leaving Pompano Park

Published: September 5, 2012 1:38 pm ET

Last Comment: September 6, 2012 11:10 am ET | 3 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park is pleased to announce the hiring of Bobby Neuman as the new voice of live harness racing action at the south Florida venue when the 2012-2013 season convenes on Wednesday, September 19.

"Bobby is well known in south Florida and in racing circles for his excellent work announcing at Calder Race Course for the past decade," said Pompano Racing Operations Director John Yinger. "He joins a list of accomplished announcers including Tom Durkin, Ken Warkentin, Sam McKee and Dan Loiselle to cross over between the thoroughbred and harness breeds and we're really pleased to be able to retain Bobby's services for the coming meet."

Neuman, 43, originally hails from Los Angeles and is a resident of Weston, Florida. He is an avid golfer and fan of all sports, with the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings at the top of his list. Neuman's prior harness-racing announcing credits include a meet at the Red Mile and he is a graduate of the University Of Arizona's Racetrack Industry Program.

Neuman's appointment also means that Canadian veteran Frank Salive will not be returning to Pompano.

"Leaving us was a decision Frank struggled with a lot over the past year, but he's decided to take time off for the coming winter or perhaps retire to projects of his choosing back in Canada in the future," Yinger said. "We feel fortunate to have had Frank here for what may have been the final three years of his career. We're sad to see him go since he was a great fit for the 'snowbird' crowd, but understand his decision to take his first extended time off. In his time here Frank helped us improve our Canadian export handle by almost 15 per cent and he always went the extra mile to help with our promotions and in our casino."


September 6, 2012 - 11:10 amGreat picture and good luck

James Feeley SAID...

Great picture and good luck to Frank...this picture has great marketing potential...besides the obvious appeal...check out the driver behind the "Jill" ...really excellent. Just saying...Jim

September 6, 2012 - 7:40 amGood luck to a great PETES

Tom Kelly SAID...

Good luck to a great PETES goaltender Frank! My only regret is you were not here during the horsemens struggle with the Liberal govts decision to end the SLOTS AT RACETRACK AGREEMENTS....WE could have been bettor off with a sting spokesman like yourself...Good luck in your next per suit , keep your head up and stay out of the corners...# one PETES fan ....Tom Kelly.....

September 5, 2012 - 11:39 pmFrank Salive will surface

Frank Salive will surface somewhere where he can croon his mellow maple sugar voice. He is a treat to listen to at any time. But don't close your eyes as I did one night at WO. I woke up two hours later , having been cajoled by Frank to relax and listen to him, smoothly calling the races and not even raising his voice.

A quick question--Where did Frank play hockey and what position did he play??

As a teenager, Frank Salive played OHL hockey in Peterborough, On., stopping at the age of 19-20. Home games were at the Peterborough Memorial Centre on Lansdowne St.He played for the Peterborough Petes and got into announcing later.

And as to his position , he pulled on the pads to play Goal.I haven't been up there in years, but there should be a hanging picture of him with blocker and catcher.

A SMOOTH announcer with back ties to our national sport.

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