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Connor To Leave WEG

Published: November 10, 2008 10:30 am ET

Last Comment: January 17, 2009 2:29 pm ET | 25 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Trot Insider has learned that longtime Woodbine Entertainment Group commentator Chris Connor will be leaving the company for a position at Communications New Brunswick, in his native province.

Connor joined the WEG team in 2000, when HPItv was known as TRN. Connor covered simulcast shows and also handled duties on network broadcasts that showcased both thoroughbreds and standardbreds.

Connor's final show will be this Saturday, November 15, when the rich Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals are to take place at Woodbine Racetrack from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on The Score Television Network.

January 17, 2009 - 2:29 pmClass act all the way and a

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

Class act all the way and a fantastic broadcaster. All the best Chris!

January 13, 2009 - 4:01 pmAll the best Chris You were

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

All the best Chris
You were the best part of the broadcast.

January 9, 2009 - 2:02 pmWatched Chris do a full

tom lynch (not verified) SAID...

Watched Chris do a full afternoon flat card at Woodbine then full night card at Mohawk.. Amazing man of a million words..Was the best on that show for sure. thanks Chris..

January 3, 2009 - 1:29 pmwhen things look simple its

just a fan (not verified) SAID...

when things look simple its because of the excellence of the comentator ,job well done , best of luck in the future

December 23, 2008 - 10:21 amsad to see chris go. best

tommy mcleod (not verified) SAID...

sad to see chris go. best show on tely was chris and renee picking winners (and losers) and watching them interveiwing drivers trainers owners grooms whatever .sadly sadly missed it will be.good luck to him .

December 12, 2008 - 1:49 pmJob well done.

b.Kirkpatrick (not verified) SAID...

Job well done.

December 3, 2008 - 8:30 pmI have watched you mature as

Barry Whidden (not verified) SAID...

I have watched you mature as one of the best sports broad casters in harness racing of all time. I do not think most people realize where you started and where you are now. As a harness racing fan I will miss you on the score but not as much as WEG will. Sorry to see you go and GOOD LUCK!!!!!. You will do fine what ever you choose.

Barry

December 2, 2008 - 6:56 amI always loved watching and

Mike (not verified) SAID...

I always loved watching and listening to Chris on HPI-TV or WEG. His selections were always gutsy and he wasn't afraid to try to beat the 1-2 shot. By far the best analyst I've seen in a long time.

December 1, 2008 - 5:57 pmGlad to have you back home.

Bo Sowers Stable (not verified) SAID...

Glad to have you back home. If there was anyone to bring racing around in N.B.it's you. Congrats from the Bo Sowers Stable.

November 29, 2008 - 7:17 pmChris was always a friendly

Leo Louis Jacques (not verified) SAID...

Chris was always a friendly face, along with Jim Bannon, to make WEG's races interesting and fun to watch. You had good insights into the people that are involved in this great sport, Chris. Thank you for all your years of service and good luck in New Brunswick.

November 25, 2008 - 10:58 pmBeing in the media myself

Dave Rubenstein (not verified) SAID...

Being in the media myself and having owned some standardbreds as well, It was good to see your polished approached to broadcasting and to enhance the sport of harness racing. You were refreshing and I always rushed home on the westcoast on Mondays to catch the last 2-3 races on the Score. You did splendid job for WEG, best of luck back in New Brunswick

November 25, 2008 - 5:54 pmThanks for the great years

M. Vince (not verified) SAID...

Thanks for the great years of entertainment you have given us on TRN, HPI TV and the score. You have made it both interesting and entertaining to watch horse racing on television.

November 20, 2008 - 4:02 pmChris-Congratulations on a

Larry Resnitzky (not verified) SAID...

Chris-Congratulations on a job well done! I remember talking to you one day many years ago in Fredericton at the track when you were dreaming of doing what you did on The Score and on the harness racing scene. Your dream was realized and your success well deserved.

The late Leo Durocher was wrong when he said, "Nice guys finish last." You proved him wrong. Congratulations for finishing first. You have been a credit to the broadcasting profession and the harness racing industry.

Good luck in your future career.

November 19, 2008 - 11:23 amI am so sorry to see you

Nora (not verified) SAID...

I am so sorry to see you leave WEG. You have brought me hours of your wit and humour and it will be hard to fill those shoes. Best of life on your return to New Brunswick. Our loss is their gain. You'll always be my "Honey". Just ask my husband and kids!

November 16, 2008 - 5:20 pmGOOD LUCK to you Chris in

GOOD LUCK to you Chris in your new challenge, what a terrific job yourself and your co-workers do for harness racing on the score.Here in Quebec we do not have people with the guts to come up with a TV show that may have saved the industry.

November 16, 2008 - 12:32 pmHi Chris, thanks for all the

Bert McWade (not verified) SAID...

Hi Chris, thanks for all the insight you gave us on the broadcasts.
It was refreshing to have you ask questions that were understandable to the ordinary horse player. Good luck in your new position. You were always profesional.

November 15, 2008 - 7:02 pmChris, You have played a

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

Chris,
You have played a major role in giving Score viewers some of the very best in racing coverage.
Best of luck as you head "Home".

November 14, 2008 - 6:13 amglad to have you back in NB

george miles (not verified) SAID...

glad to have you back in NB chris

November 13, 2008 - 7:56 amYou did a great job at WEG

Timman (not verified) SAID...

You did a great job at WEG Chris,Good Luck with your new position and welcome back home .There aint nothin wrong with the radio........

November 12, 2008 - 8:48 pmWelcome back brother...its

p hodgson (not verified) SAID...

Welcome back brother...its good to be home

November 12, 2008 - 12:03 pmWe will miss seeing Chris on

Looking Back (not verified) SAID...

We will miss seeing Chris on The Score ;he was above all a down to earth person . I am sure that his decision is based a lot on being able to head "Home" which is where everyone's heart always longs for .....

All the best !

November 12, 2008 - 9:43 am"Good luck" with your new

DannyM (not verified) SAID...

"Good luck" with your new venue! Your polished and professional approach was very beneficial to that of WEG,The Score,and of course "us" the viewers...they may think that you can be replaced, BUT a number of us know better!!! We will miss you and of course your "long-shot" winners that you were so good at sharing with us.

November 12, 2008 - 8:42 amI too am sorry to see him

tim towers (not verified) SAID...

I too am sorry to see him go, very amiable interviwer and
good for the business.

November 11, 2008 - 5:22 pmGood luck--we will miss

K.C. (not verified) SAID...

Good luck--we will miss watching you...you interviewed me once for the Score & you were very nice. I thought you did the best job on the Score. Thanks

November 11, 2008 - 2:17 pmSorry to see you leave the

A.Aitken Windsor (not verified) SAID...

Sorry to see you leave the Score as you have provided a great insight into the world of horse racing. You are a great handicapper always with a longie never thte chalk horse. Will miss your interesting humour. DGood Luck and a job well done.


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