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Bill O’Donnell

Bill O’Donnell (Harness racing.  Born, Spring Hill, Nova Scotia, May 4, 1948.)  Honing his talent as a harness driver in New England and at the Saratoga (N.Y.) harness track, William A. O’Donnell came into national prominence at the Meadowlands racetrack.  O’Donnell vied with John Campbell to dominate the Big M in the 1980s with three driving […]

John Campbell

John Campbell (Harness racing.  Born, Ailsa Craig, Ont., Apr. 8, 1955.)  Coming originally to The Meadowlands as a trainer-driver with a small stable, John D. Campbell emerged as one of the most successful drivers in the history of harness racing.  Campbell holds the sport’s record for purse earnings with just under $220 million, more than half […]

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