03/27/2014 10:54AM

Meadowlands: John Campbell returns to the sulky on Friday

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John Campbell missed six weeks of driving action due to a non-racing injury

John Campbell, harness racing's all time leading money-winning driver with over $285 million in career earnings, returns to the sulky on Friday night at The Meadowlands. John has been out of action for six weeks due to a fractured collar bone sustained in a non-racing accident. He has drives in nine of the 13 (two of those are restricted to amateur drivers) races on Friday and a full slate on Saturday as well.

"I'm certainly looking forward to getting back to racing horses," said Campbell. "I got a really good report from the doctor this last visit. Strength and mobility are back to where I was before the break. I've been training some the past few weeks to get back in the swing.

"I'm back in time to get some work in before the 3-year-olds start up and stakes season gets underway, so if I had to miss the timing was good."

Live racing on Friday and Saturday at the Meadowlands has a first post of 7:15 pm. Saturday's card includes two series finals, the $60,600 Horse & Groom and $83,000 Clyde Hirt.

-edited release (Meadowlands)