Santa Claus passed by my house before leaving to pick up Joe Klecko and onto his appearance at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

The Christmas Season was in full motion at the Klecko’s:

A large crowd was waiting for Joe:

Fans were great and everyone appeared to be having a great time at the Mecca of Harness Racing.

What made it an early Christmas for me, besides being with my best friend and favorite athlete of all-time, was the company of my childhood and teenage friend, Dean Prokos:

And one of my two favorite harness drivers, Jimmy Marohn Jr., who with my other, Irish Joe Hanney, are currently on “IR”. I will see both again at the races:

A very special thank you to Meadowlands Racetrack GM Jason Settlemoir, Rachel Ryan, and all the good people at The Meadowlands for a great evening and maintaining a great place to visit!

Finally, here’s a scene from one of Joe Klecko’s favorite movies (not Smokey and The Bandit) to remind us what this season is all about:

Merry Christmas and a most Blessed New Year!

Peter Grandich