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Harness racing on RFD

July 05, 2006

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Inside The Heart Of Harness Racing, a 23-minute documentary providing insights into several aspects of the standardbred sport, will air on cable/satellite network RFD-TV starting in July. RFD-TV is on channel 9409 on DISH Network and on channel 379 on DirecTV.

Inside The Heart of Harness Racing will air on Thursday, July 13, at 4 p.m and 10 p.m; Friday, July 14, at 6 a.m.; Sunday, July 16, at 2 p.m; Thursday, Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 1, at 6 a.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m (all times Eastern Daylight ).

Monica Thors, in conjunction with Vigilante Films, is releasing the film. Viewers will get a behind the scenes look at the return of the trotting filly Passionate Glide to the races at age three under the guidance of noted trainer Jimmy Takter. The program explores Takter’s unique approach to conditioning and achieving physical fitness for his champion filly.

Inside The Heart Of Harness Racing also features Jeff Gural, the developer and owner of North America’s newest racetrack, Tioga Downs.

Horse lovers and harness racing fans of all ages will also discover the versatility of the Standardbred breed, proving they are capable of far more than just racing around the track. Retired pacers and trotters strut their stuff as hunters and jumpers, western pleasure competitors, and good old-fashioned trail horses providing their owners with years of enjoyment and excelling at their newfound disciplines.

Finally, youth is served on the program as 13-year-old Matthew Thors-Waples begins his driving career while growing up in a harness racing family.

For more information on Inside The Heart Of Harness Racing, contact producer Monica Thors by calling 609-933-1689 or log on to www.MTphoto.com or www.vigilantefilms.com.
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