The late Vince Reed has been inducted into the Parx Racing Hall of Fame.
Formally Anthony J. Iacovelli, Vince spent more than 50 years with 1490 WBCB before passing on December 30, 2017. He also worked more than 20 years as the host and handicapper for Parx Live.
Vince’s family attended the ceremony last week, including his wife of 47 years Barbara Anne and son, Vince Iacovelli.
“I think two of his greatest passions were broadcasting football games, in particular Pennsbury football later in his career, and then being at Parx Racing, being a handicapper,” said the younger Vince. “To him there was family at WBCB, there was family at Parx, and he was passionate about those sports and loved doing what he did for a living, which is really a blessing.”
The induction took place after the eighth race Tuesday at Parx Racing’s Hall of Fame. It’s located on the third floor of the grandstand.
Parx inducted Reed with a Special Recognition for “outstanding performance and lifetime achievement at Parx Racing.”
“He would have appreciated it so much,” said Vince of his father. Parx also previously named one of its rooms in honor of Reed.
It’s certainly not Reed’s first time joining a Hall of Fame. He was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 2004, then to the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Bucks County Chapter in 2010.