Saturday, August 13 at the Meadowlands, a benefit will be held for Larry Lederman, the long time track announcer at Freehold Raceway as well as an announcer at other racetracks. The benefit is called Bet 5 for Larry. As you may be aware, Larry has been diagonosed with a malignant brain tumor. If anyone in your family has suffered from cancer, you know how expensive treatment can be. At the present time Larry is going through intensive treatment for the tumor and the benefit is designed to help defray the cost of his medical expenses.
How do you participate in this benefit? It's easy, bet an extra $5 on the fifth race at the Meadowlands next Saturday night. That's all there is to it. The Meadowlands and the NJSBOA are donating their profits from the wagering to help with Lederman's medical expenses. You can be at the track, a simulcast location, or wagering from home at an ADW in Canada or here in the United States.
In addition to the request to wager an extra $5 on the fifth race on August 13, those attending the races that evening at the Meadowlands will have the opportunity to meet Larry who will sign autographs and pose for photos at the Kahuna Wedge from 7 to 8pm.
Larry will call the 5th race using his famous impersonations of other announcers. Starting on Tuesday, August 9th you can vote on the Meadowlands Facebook Fan Page or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your votes.
So please consider participating. Who knows, if you pick a winner, you win along with Larry.
If you haven't heard Larry Lederman call a race, you have missed out on something special. Here are a few race calls by Larry.
Here is a call where Larry handles a real tongue twister.
Larry also called the 2008 Xtreme Horsepower card at Georgian Downs. Here he is calling an eighteen horse race in the Xtreme Marathon. Listen to the comments he makes during the race.
Larry has also called some unusual races. Here he calls a match race between a standarddbred and the proverbial sad sack Zippy Chippy.