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By Jay Wolf, for Little Brown Jug — Dave Brower, the former Little Brown Jug Simulcast host, will be honored as the 2023 Joseph Neville Memorial Award winner by the Little Brown Jug and the Delaware County Fair.

Brower was a graduate of St. John’s University with a degree in Journalism. He served as the oddsmaker, TV host, handicapper and broadcaster for the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ. He started working at the Delaware County Fair and the Little Brown Jug in 2017.

In addition to multiple TV credentials, the native of Passaic, NJ was also a published author, penning “Harnessing Winners” in 2009.

In 2019, Brower was awarded the Phil Pines Award by the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) for his outstanding media coverage of the sport of Harness Racing.

Brower is currently a finalist for induction into the Communicators Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY in 2024. He is expected to be a unanimous choice by the members of USHWA.

Dave Brower passed away on October 7, 2022 at the age of 53.

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