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 | Feb 08, 2016

Randy Tharps 5,000th Career Win

Randy Tharps became the 103rd harness driver in North American history to reach 5,000 career victories on Friday night (Feb. 5) at Miami Valley Raceway.

Posted by Gregg Keidel | Feb 03, 2016

MIAMI VALLEY CROWNS ANOTHER 2 SERIES CHAMPIONS

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The fillies and mares $5000 claiming “Survivor Series” started with 60 mares in seven elimination divisions in mid-January and narrowed down to one nine-horse championship field, chasing a purse of $17,500, on the Tuesday (February 2) matinee at Miami Valley Raceway.

Posted by Gregg Keidel | Jan 25, 2016

JETSABOOKIN SETS NEW MIAMI VALLEY TRACK RECORD IN 25 DEGREE WEATHER!

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Action was hot and heavy at Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night (January 23) with a $20,000 Open Pace and six divisions of preliminary Claim To Fame series races, the final opportunity for the nominees to earn valuable points to qualify for lucrative championships next Saturday.

Posted by Gregg Keidel | Jan 25, 2016

BUCKEYE THEA WINS; FINALISTS SET FOR 2 SERIES FINALS

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Buckeye Thea, one of the most consistently outstanding pacing mares in the state of Ohio during the past two seasons, was triumphant again Friday night (January 22) in the $20,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Miami Valley Raceway.

Posted by Gregg Keidel | Jan 20, 2016

MIAMI VALLEY REVISES SURVIVOR SERIES FORMAT DUE TO CANCELLATION

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A cancellation of the last six races at Miami Valley Raceway on Tuesday afternoon, caused by an unusual blowout of a glass window in the cab of a track maintenance tractor.

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