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MacGrath To Call At The Meadowlands

Published: July 16, 2008 10:25 am ET

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In terms of his work with Somebeachsomewhere, Brent MacGrath has been right on his game. Although, tomorrow night at the Meadowlands Racetrack the owner-trainer will have to be sharp in a different aspect of the racing game.

During the Meadowlands' nine-race Thursday card, MacGrath will find himself in a position he hasn't been in a long time -- behind the mic.

"I did some announcing at Truro [Raceway] years ago," MacGrath told Trot Insider. "In the winner's circle on Saturday night I mentioned something about it. Sam McKee picked up on it from there and now I'm going to be announcing a race this Thursday night at the Meadowlands."

If MacGrath is nervous, he sure isn't letting on.

"The last time I announced a race was probably 20 years ago" he explained. "The way it has all set up, I'm not really nervous. I think I'm supposed to be calling a race with a six-horse field. I'll go over the program a couple of hours before. If the weather is alright, I don't think I'll have an issue."

In terms of Somebeachsomewhere, MacGrath noted that his star -- and lone -- pupil came out of the Meadowlands Pace eliminations in fine order.

Somebeachsomewhere - 1:48.3

"He's been really, really good and strong," MacGrath said. "I went five or six miles with him today and he was full of himself."

Somebeachsomewhere will start from Post 2 in the $1.1 million Meadowlands Pace Saturday night at the East Rutherford, New Jersey oval. Paired with Paul MacDonell, the duo has been installed as the 2-5 morning line favourite.


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