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PA HarnessWeek celebrates 200 episodes
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - by Ed Kobesky, Director of Media & Marketing, Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association

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Chester, PA --- PA HarnessWeek, harness racing’s fastest-paced half-hour, turns 200 this Saturday.

Now in its sixth season, the show covers the best of harness racing from Pennsylvania and across the globe with heart and humor. A special episode marking the anniversary will air this Saturday at the show’s regular time, 10:30 a.m. on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia or online at, featuring a look back at some memorable moments.

“Covering the world’s best horses, drivers and trainers has been a privilege and also a lot of fun,” said Bruce Casella, the show’s Emmy® award winning producer. “I’m looking forward to producing 200 more episodes.”

Hosts Heather Vitale and Steve Ross have been a team since season two, known by fans for their lively and often irreverent banter as well as their substantial knowledge and insight. More recent additions include sports reporter Sharla McBride, and reporter and handicapper Kelly Connors.

The show has been a ratings success, sometimes even outperforming more mainstream sports and news programming, thanks in part to a loyal fan base. The HarnessWeek team was also behind the first live national broadcasts of Pennsylvania harness racing in decades, partnering with the MavTV network to air Breeders Crown live from Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in 2010 and Super Stakes Sunday from Harrah’s Philadelphia in 2011.

The show’s 2013 season runs through Dec. 28. links to a YouTube archive where users can browse through all 199 past episodes. Plus, all kind of fun stuff happens on the show’s Facebook page at

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