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The nominees have been set for the first ever "Post Time Awards" which will take place on Thursday, December 31st at 6:00 PM Eastern on harness racing's newest podcast "Post Time with Mike and Mike". The two-hour show can be heard on There are six award categories, each with at least five nominees. The categories are Race Call Of The Year, Iron Horse Of The Year, Small Stable Of The Year, Horsewoman Of The Year, Upset Of The Year, and Race Fan Of The Year. The nominees will be announced on the Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, edition of "Post Time with Mike and Mike" beginning at 7:00 PM Eastern. Winners will be decided via open vote. Anyone can vote, and details on how to vote will be announced on Wednesday's show. Also on Wednesday's program, guests include Meadowlands and Freehold Track Announcer Ken Warkentin, and Anthony MacDonald continues his series about Post Time with Mike and Mike is harness racing's newest podcast co-hosted by track announcers Mike Bozich and Mike Carter. The show's focus is to positively promote harness racing. Every hoof that hits the racetrack, whether a claimer or a stakes horse, has a story to tell, and they plan on telling those stories. Log on to to listen. If you miss the show live, you can listen on-demand at any time. You can also follow the show on social media. Like them on Facebook at Post Time with Mike and Mike, and follow them on Twitter @ptmikeandmike1.

When people think of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes are immediately what come to mind. Very few think of races like the Hambletonian, Yonkers Trot or the Kentucky Futurity.

Last week harness racing driver Mark Jones shared his thoughts on where he believes the Harness Jewels should be held. This week with the World Drivers Champ recently conducted we thought it was only right that the 2003 World Champ told us a bit about his World Drivers experience as well as his thoughts on some slightly more controversial matters surrounding the championship.

Harness racing should feel good it has Heather Vitale on its side. When it comes to a positive spokesperson for the sport, Vitale is one of the best in the business. She is celebrating the 15th anniversary as producer, writer and host of her CBS and Fox affiliated 'Post Time' in Delaware, a highly popular half-hour weekly television show that covers Dover, Harrington and Ocean Downs.

Harness racing needs to embrace technology and produce the best quality product if the Standardbred industry world-wide is going to compete against other sports. That's the opinion of award winning journalist Bob Carson.

Casey Leonard was reluctant to start driving horses, but the 35-year-old Illinois native is coming off back-to-back million-dollar seasons and will finish January as the leading harness racing driver at Maywood Park.

Al Carter III refers to himself as a 'self-diagnosed adrenaline junkie.' That's a pretty good diagnosis, considering you can get an adrenaline rush just reading the guy's biography. The lifelong Delaware resident is a partner and private derivatives trader for Diamond Carter Trading, a proprietary trading firm established in 1994.

Joe Hanney figures if he can make it here, he can make it anywhere. Hanney, a 30-year-old native of Dublin, Ireland, first came to North America in 2007 and after a year in Canada eventually settled in the U.S. to further his career in harness racing.

So, again, for all the harness racing horses, and for the entire sport of harness racing, start the year of 2013 by doing something different. Something new, something that might help make a difference.

Sam Bowie, Standardbred owner/breeder and former NBA center, will be the subject of an hour long documentary titled 'Going Big' and broadcast on ESPNU this Thursday (Dec. 20) at 9 p.m. (EST).

New Zealanders would love to claim her as their own. So would American trotting fans, but one of the world's greatest harness racing grooms is in fact both Japanese and deaf.

A revolutionary Indoor Air Purification System that will take the smoke out of your racetrack, racino or gaming facility and save you money has been developed and is currently being introduced by Racing Systems International, Inc. through its affiliation with Moleculair Technologies, Inc.

To coincide with the celebration of "Dave Palone Night," The Meadows Racetrack & Casino today posted on YouTube an original interview with Palone, who on July 5 became the "winningest" driver in North American harness racing history.

Leading Australian harness racing presenter Greg Hayes should not be enlightening us with his harness racing knowledge via Sky Racing's television channel.

A harness racing story was recently placed in mainstream media by the USTA's Harness Racing Communications division.

Earlier this year, Jeffrey R. Gural, the new operator and supposed "savior" of The Meadowlands Racetrack cautioned harness racing drivers at "his" facility regarding their on-track conduct.

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