Dave Brower Death, Obituary -Dave Brower, the Meadowlands’ longstanding primary TV host, morning-line oddsmaker, and analyst for the harness racing program, passed tragically suddenly Thursday night while working at The Red Mile. He was 53. Brower was getting ready for a big racing weekend at Lexington when he was discovered unconscious in his hotel room on Friday morning. Brower had just finished a week-long assignment working TV for the Little Brown Jug at the Delaware (OH) Fairgrounds.
“Dave Brower’s level of expertise and professionalism was unmatched in the sport of harness racing, and all of us at The Meadowlands were in complete shock when we heard of his passing,” said track Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Jason Settlemoir. “While we grieve his passing, we also want to send our condolences to his family and many, many industry friends.”
In addition to multiple TV credentials, Brower was a published author, penning “Harnessing Winners” in 2009. A native of Passaic, NJ, Brower also did many national TV broadcasts, which included this year’s Hambletonian, seen on the CBS Sports Network.
“Sitting next to Dave Brower for the last five years has been the greatest pleasure of my entire career,” said Dave Little, Brower’s TV partner since 2017. “He and I got to be friends in the mid-1990s when I was in my first go-round in the Big M’s TV department. We have spent so much time together over the years and know just about everything there is to know about each other. I cannot imagine going on camera in a few weeks and not having him beside me.”
Tributes to Dave Brower
As a result of the announcement of Dave Brower’s passing being made public, friends, family, and other people who were close to Dave Brower are going through a period of intense grief. I don’t believe that life should be viewed as something terrifying. In my opinion, it’s very similar to getting a soothing massage after a long day at the office. In the end, you will have to pick yourself up and head back to work at some point. To sum it all up, that pretty much sums up life, death, and the economy.