harness racing

Track announcer Lederman battling brain cancer

Popular track announcer Larry Lederman was Sam McKee’s guest on the pre-race “In the Sulky” show last weekend at the Meadowlands, using the opportunity to let the racing public know he is battling cancer. “I do have a malignant tumor,” Lederman told McKee, track announcer at the New Jersey harness track. “I have inoperable brain […]

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Odds looking better for Meadowlands to race on Derby day

Reports suggest live racing could resume May 7 at Meadowlands Racetrack after further talks Friday between state officials and the expected new track operator Jeff Gural.  Sources said negotiations continued on the issue of sharing simulcasting revenues.

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Two-time harness HOTY survives roof collapse

A former harness racing Horse of the Year survived a barn collapse Thursday in which two other horses died. A section of a barn at Lindy Farm in Somers, Connecticut collapsed under the weight of heavy snow.  Rescue workers managed to save 13 of the 15 horses inside the barn, including 18-year-old Moni Maker, a […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Barry Meadow and the Horseplayer View

In the early 1980s, when I worked days at the Los Angeles office of Daily Racing Form and spent many of my nights playing the harness races at Hollywood Park and Los Alamitos, I was introduced to a serious and studious horseplayer named Barry Meadow (nicknamed Barry Meadow Skipper by a mutual friend in honor […]

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