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 | May 02, 2014

YAGONNAKISSMEORNOT & MAVEN GET MORNING LINE NOD IN GRAND CIRCUIT RACES AT MIAMI VALLEY

Tags: YAGONNAKISSMEORNOT & MAVEN, GRAND CIRCUIT RACES, MIAMI VALLEY

The “Roarin’ Grand” is on its way to southwest Ohio as Miami Valley Raceway presents its first-ever national stakes races this Sunday night (May 4).

Posted by Gregg Keidel | May 02, 2014

PANTALEANO CELEBRATES EARLY CINCO DE MAYO

Tags: PANTALEANO, CELEBRATES, CINCO DE MAYO

Driver Jim Pantaleano had his best night thus far at Miami Valley Raceway, winning five of the eleven races on Thursday night to bring his lifetime total victories to 6300. The 52-year-old reinsman has won more than 150 races in 20 of the last 21 years and his mounts have now earned over $41 million.

Posted by Gregg Keidel | Apr 28, 2014

HACKETT CHAMPIONS CROWNED, TRACK RECORD LOWERED AT MIAMI VALLEY

Tags: HACKETT CHAMPIONS, 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 28, 2014

Hackett champions crowned, track record lowered at Miami Valley

Tags: Sam ‘Chip’ Noble III Memorial Pace, Miami Valley Distaff Trot, Grand Circuit, The Hambletonian Society, Grand Opening

Lebanon, OH --- A pair of $25,000 James K. Hackett Memorial championship races were contested on Saturday night at Miami Valley Raceway, followed by an $8,500 Open Handicap pace that resulted in an all-age track record clocking.

Posted by Gregg Keidel | Apr 28, 2014

UP FRONT KELLIE JO made it "five-in-a-row in O-hi-o" beating a full field of talented distaff pacers in the $10,000 Fillies & Mares Open at Miami Valley on Sunday night.

Tags: Sam ‘Chip’ Noble III Memorial Pace, Miami Valley Distaff Trot, Grand Circuit, The Hambletonian Society, Grand Opening

Lebanon, OH --- A pair of $25,000 James K. Hackett Memorial championship races were contested on Saturday night at Miami Valley Raceway, followed by an $8,500 Open Handicap pace that resulted in an all-age track record clocking.

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