A tribute to California Harness Racing Greats

04:39 PM 24 Sep 2012 NZST
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Lloyd Arnold
Lloyd Arnold - raced hundreds of horses in the 60's and early 70's
USTA/Ed Keys Photo

The schedule of late closing events for the upcoming Watch and Wager meeting at Cal Expo harness has been released, with these series honoring some of the great names in California harness history.

The meeting is set to begin on Friday, November 2, and will run through May 11 of 2013.

Events have been named for owners Dr. Gary Budahn, Bob Staats, Marvin Shapiro, Lonnie Beck, Richard Staley, Bill Conlin and Lloyd Arnold, while driver/trainers Joe O’Brien, Bob Gordon, Joe Lighthill, James Grundy, Shelly Goudreau and Jim Dennis will be honored with series bearing their names.

There is also an event named for longtime California steward Michael Corley and storied harness writer and historian Stan Bergstein.

by Mark RATZKY

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