Gregg's Blog

Race Secretary Gregg Keidel has been involved in harness racing for 35 years, the last 26 as a racing official at Northfield Park, Running Aces Harness Park, Hoosier Park and Pompano Park. He brings a wealth of knowledge to Miami Valley Raceway where he is in charge of producing exciting competitive racing in addition to supervising all backstretch personnel. He was a horse owner, trainer and driver prior to entering the management side of the business. Gregg is a past president of the American Harness Racing Secretaries, Inc. and was named Amateur Driver of the Year in 1999. He holds a degree in journalism from Ohio University and was a sportswriter out of college.

Posted by Gregg Keidel | Apr 24, 2014

FIELDS SET FOR HACKETT MEMORIALS AT MIAMI VALLEY

Tags: HACKETT MEMORIALS, MIAMI VALLEY

LEBANON, OH. - The fields are set for Saturday night’s (April 26) $25,000 James K. Hackett Memorial races for Ohio-sired 3-year-old filly and colt pacers at Miami Valley Raceway.

Posted by Gregg Keidel | Apr 22, 2014

UP FRONT KELLIE JO

Tags: UP FRONT KELLIE JO, MIAMI VALLEY

LEBANON, OH. - Up Front Kellie Jo hopped into Miami Valley Raceway on Easter Sunday and hopped out with her fifth straight open mares victory in the Buckeye state, the first four coming at Northfield Park.

Posted by Gregg Keidel | Apr 14, 2014

PAIR OF TRACK RECORD EQUALING MILES AT MIAMI VALLEY

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LEBANON, OH. - The all-age track record was equaled not once, but twice, on Saturday night at Miami Valley Raceway--and neither record-setting performance came in the featured $10,000 Open I pace, although the standard for four-year-olds did also get shattered in that race.

Posted by Gregg Keidel | Apr 12, 2014

VICTORY IS COMING

Tags: MIAMI VALLEY, AMMON HERSHBERGER

LEBANON, OH. - VICTORY IS COMING, the lone mare facing eight distinguished male competitors, swept to an all-age track record 1:54.1 clocking in winning the $10,000 Open Trot at Miami Valley Raceway on Friday night.

Posted by Gregg Keidel | Apr 11, 2014

KAUFFMAN PADS LEAD IN MIAMI VALLEY DASH STANDINGS

Tags: KAUFFMAN PADS LEAD IN MIAMI VALLEY DASH STANDINGS

LEBANON, OH. - Kayne Kauffman extended his lead in the dash standings at the inaugural meet at Miami Valley Raceway notching four wins on the Thursday night program.  The 35-year-old reinsman, determined to defend the dash title he earned at the final meet at nearby Lebanon Raceway in 2013, has 64 victories through the first 45 nights of racing.  Runnerup Tyler Smith has 49 wins, Dan Noble 44, Jeremy Smith 37 and Jason Brewer 35.  Rounding out the top twelve are Jim Pantaleano 31, Kyle Ater 30, Chris Page 29, Randy Tharps 27, Josh Sutton 25, Pat Berry 23 and Greg Grismore 21.

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