Remembering the Great Bob Neumeier, longtime NBC Sports horse racing expert

Bob Neumeier, longtime Boston sports reporter and NBC Sports horse racing expert, dies at age 70Bob Neumeier, who sports fans from Fenway Park to Churchill Downs knew affectionately as “Neumy,” died Saturday [October 23, 2021] at the age of 70.

Within New England, sports fans saw Neumeier on Ch. 4 and heard him on WBZ and WEEI. Nationally, Neumeier appeared on NBC Sports as a horse racing expert.

Neumeier’s wife Michele Ucci told The Boston Globe the sportscaster suffered from congestive heart failure and heart disease, and he had been in hospice care for the past eight weeks.

For more than 40 years, Neumeier made an imprint on sports coverage in Boston. He began at Ch. 4 in the early ‘80s. He moved from reporter to anchor and eventually the play-by-play voice of the Boston Bruins on WBZ until 2000.

Following his time at WBZ, the Syracuse University graduate worked at WEEI from 2002 to 2005. Neumeier later joined Comcast SportsNet New England, now NBC Sports Boston, in 2010 and was also well known as a horse racing expert on NBC…

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Rich Nilsen is a 19-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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