Rich Glazier, the former paddock and TV replay show host at Delaware Park, passed away Tuesday at his home in Wilmington, Delaware. He was 73.

Born in Delaware, he began his career in 1987 at the Stanton Oval as the host of the local cable replay show. He also developed and hosted the Delaware Racing Scene Show, which highlighted the best of Delaware Park racing and sports on a national level. In his more than three decades at Delaware Park, Glazier has held numerous positions, including paddock handicap and analyst, where he was best known for his insightful and entertaining interviews with nearly every popular figure in Mid-Atlantic racing.

As a lifelong fan of Delaware Park, he took great pride in missing out on just one Delaware handicap, which was in 1968 when he did one of his two tours during his 18-month tenure as a veteran in the U.S. Army’s Intelligence Division, the Vietnam War.

“He was more than I could ever hope for when we brought him on board in 1987,” said Race Director John Mooney. “When he first approached me to work in Delaware Park and put on a cable show that highlighted racing, I wasn’t sure. He was married with two young children and wanted to quit his job as an accountant to work in a railway that was then ailing. But he did it and he did an incredible and professional job. He won everyone’s respect and made friends across the industry. He was a great representative for Delaware Park and he will be very much missed. “

Glazier leaves behind his 49-year-old wife, Amy; Sons David and Michael; Daughters-in-law Katie and Julie; Grandsons Sydney, Zachary, Jacob, Samuel and Nora; Brother Brad; Sister-in-law Michelle; and niece Jenna.

Instead of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children, Siegel JCC Senior Center, or a charity of their choice.