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Diamond Creek Steps Up For McKee

Published: February 7, 2017 2:57 pm ET

Last Comment: February 8, 2017 1:38 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

What comes to mind when you hear the name, Sam McKee? Many would say an extremely talented individual who knows no stranger, all while being a master of his trade. Fans of harness racing have watched countless races, enjoying the details through Sam’s captivating voice. He brings an energy and enthusiasm that keeps all fans on the edge of their seats. Diamond Creek Farm holds McKee with high regard and esteem.

It was McKee’s announcing that brought fans to their feet on a rainy Sunday afternoon at the Red Mile. Creatine was 15-1 in the 2013 Kentucky Futurity, racing against a top field of fierce competitors. As Creatine made his move down the homestretch, McKee immediately brought all eyes to him. “Creatine,” the name ringing in all the ears of the stadium as he trotted to victory. The pure joy and excitement could be felt and heard for miles. McKee has a way of making people want to listen.

McKee and Creatine celebrated their anniversary of the win one year later. Creatine was 31-1 against no other than Sebastian K, the 1-5 betting favourite in the 2014 Allerage TVG Trot. Sebastian K had a five-length lead at the top of the stretch. Once again, it was McKee who made everyone stand up and cheer.

“Creatine got it,” he yelled as Creatine edged out Sebastian K to win. Those words may sound simple, but McKee has a way of making them sound magical.

On Thursday, February 2, the harness racing community received some heartbreaking news. McKee had suffered from a major stroke and was in critical condition at a hospital in New Jersey. He will be facing a lengthy and difficult recovery. As soon as the folks at Diamond Creek heard the devastating news, they wanted to give McKee and his family support. It only makes sense that Diamond Creek involves Creatine, as McKee has been there for him.

The farm will be holding an online auction for a breeding to Creatine, the champion son of the great Andover Hall. The auction will run on the Diamond Creek website (here) from Tuesday, February 7 until Friday, February 10 at noon. The winner of the breeding will have a chance to breed to Creatine, but most importantly they will be helping a fellow horseman and his family in their time of need.

All the proceeds from the stud fee auction will go directly to the McKee family. Amount is to be paid up front. Breeding is transferable and can be used any season. Collection fees will be waived.

(Diamond Creek Farm)

February 8, 2017 - 1:38 pmVery nice also of Diamond

Very nice also of Diamond Creek Farms, to be helping a family in need (Mckee Family), let me take a moment on behalf of the Mckee family to thank also all those whom have and will donate to help a family in need. WHAT A WONDERFUL AND BIG HEARTED INDUSTRY, THE STANDARDBRED BUSINESS.


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