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Stacked Meadowlands Saturday Card

July 15, 2020:

In a typical year, the harness racing stakes season would be well underway coming into mid-July. But since 2020 has proved an atypical year, the Meadowlands Racetrack will host the first large stakes program of the season on Saturday (July 18) topped by the $636,650 Meadowlands Pace final....read on

Campbell Discusses Real Cool Sam

July 15, 2020:

Real Cool Sam, the 2019 Dan Patch Award winner as the United States' best two-year-old male trotter, will make his 2020 pari-mutuel debut this Saturday (July 18) in the first of two $142,250 divisions of the Stanley Dancer Memorial at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

No Panic For Real Cool Sam

May 2, 2020:

While many of harness racing's returning stars from 2019 have had their 2020 debuts delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dan Patch Award winner and Hambletonian hopeful Real Cool Sam is right on schedule....read on

Dan Patch Champions Announced

January 3, 2020:

The 2019 Dan Patch Award divisional racehorse winners were announced on Friday evening (Jan. 3) live during the Meadowlands Racetrack's broadcast....read on

Making The Most Of Opportunities

December 25, 2019:

It is rare for a trainer to make fewer than 300 starts in a year and earn more than $3 million in purses. Going back nearly 30 years, it has happened only four times, with Gene Riegle in 1992, Jimmy Takter in 2000, Greg Peck in 2009, and Jim Campbell this season....read on

One Roller Coaster Of A Week

October 24, 2019:

He's not long in the tooth by any means, but this is not Jim Campbell's first rodeo. So he's fully aware of the ups and downs presented by the harness racing game....read on

World Record, Dead Heat At Red Mile

October 3, 2019:

Although just three Grand Circuit stakes races were contested on Thursday (Oct. 3) at the Red Mile, there was more than enough fireworks on track – world records, dead heats, you name it....read on

Frosh Trotting Colts At Red Mile Thurs.

October 1, 2019:

A seven-race card will kick off the second week of the Grand Circuit fortnight at the Red Mile, as three divisions of the $276,300 International Stallion Stakes for two-year-old trotting colts will be the highlight of the Thursday (Oct. 3) card....read on

‘Sam’ Looking To Extend Streak

October 1, 2019:

“The competition is getting tougher, I know that. The way they went last week, there were some really nice colts that stepped up their game quite a bit… he’s going to need his ‘A’ game (on Thursday).”...read on

Harrah's Philly Hosts Frosh PASS Finals

September 8, 2019:

The cream of the Pennsylvania-sired two-year-olds took centre stage at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon, contesting four $252,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championships, along with attendant $50,000 consolations....read on

Real Cool Sam In Control At Pocono

August 26, 2019:

Although a half length winning margin might not suggest so, the Muscle Hill–Cooler Schooner freshman trotting gelding Real Cool Sam was absolutely in control in his division of the $184,018 final preliminary of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) for two-year-old trotting colts Sunday night (Aug. 25) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono....read on

Real Cool Sam Matches World Record

August 17, 2019:

Real Cool Sam equalled the world record for two-year-old trotting geldings in his division of the $186,016 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) on Saturday, Aug. 17 at The Meadows while also staying undefeated....read on

Record Setting ‘Sam’ Scores In Haughton

August 3, 2019:

Real Cool Sam took a 4-for-4 record into the $324,550 final of the Peter Haughton Memorial on Saturday afternoon at The Meadowlands, and he parlayed it into a fifth win in as many tries for driver David Miller and trainer Jim Campbell....read on

The Birth Of ‘Cool’

August 1, 2019:

When owner Jules Siegel gets ready to watch his horses race at the Meadowlands Racetrack, he can often be found pacing the track’s apron, isolated from friends and fans, walking his nerves off. One day as Siegel went through this routine, a man approached him and asked what he was doing....read on

Harness World Turns To Hambo

July 30, 2019:

Several racetracks around North America have hosted lucrative evenings gathering harness racing’s finest, but the summer stakes season will climax on Saturday (August 3) with a 16-race card highlighted by the $1-million Hambletonian....read on


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