A huge Detroit Red Wings fan, Kevin Greenfield has often heard the announcer say "Datsyuk shoots and scores!” Having named a trotter in honor of the hockey star, Greenfield is hoping he hears racetrack announcers say "Datsyuk wins the race!” plenty of times this year. In the new and free HarnessRacing Weekend Preview, Greenfield tells how he was able to inform the Russian-born Datsyuk about his Ohio-foaled namesake, who is entered in Saturday's Beal Jr. Memorial eliminations at Pocono Downs.
Also, with most of the eyes of harness racing focused on the "showdown” between Foiled Again and Captaintreacherous in the Franklin elims at Pocono, trainer Mark Steacy sits quietly with Sunshine Beach, who he sends out in the same elim. Steacy tells why he believes Sunshine Beach can't be overlooked.
Headlines were made this week in Pennsylvania about harness racing's future in the state and where all the money has been going, but there are plenty of reasons as to what's going on, and Kathy Parker delves deep into the situation. And what's up with Brian Sears not being allowed to drive at the Meadowlands in overnights, qualifiers and baby races? Sears has issued a statement noting his disappointment, which can be read in this week's free Weekend Preview.
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