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Harness Racing FanZone: Top 10 Moments of 2018

The Harness Racing FanZone presents the top 10 moments of 2018, narrated by Wendy Ross and Michael Carter of the USTA.



Edited by Jason Turner
Music by G9

2019 Jugette -- Warrawee Ubeaut -- 1:50.1

For much of this season, the talk surrounding Warrawee Ubeaut centered on her maturing into a more manageable horse. On Wednesday (Sept. 18), the filly showed it was not just talk as she put her manners on full display to win the $259,600 Jugette for 3-year-old female pacers in dominant fashion at the Delaware County Fairgrounds
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Race Of The Decade, #1 - 2008 Meadowlands Pace

In what is perhaps the greatest race in Meadowlands history, Art Official edges Somebeachsomewhere in a world record mile.

Always B Miki - World Record - 1:46

Always B Miki shattered the harness racing World Record when he stopped the clock at 1:46!
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Illinois State Fair Springfield Harness Racing August 14 2018 complete Part 2

Embarrassing Harness Racing Moments - Standardbred Canada Video Feature

Trainers and drivers disclose their most embarrassing harness racing moments in this week's Standardbred Canada video feature.
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Graduate Race 11 - May 4, 2019

"Bolt The Duer" sets the World Record Time in Harness Racing!!! 1:47.4

BOLT THE DUER WINS ADIOS IN WORLD-RECORD 1:47.4

WASHINGTON, PA, July 28, 2012—In three recent important races, Bolt The Duer left from the rail and had the lead late, only to be nailed at the wire. In Saturday's $500,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Bolt The Duer and driver Mark McDonald left from the rail once more, but this time, with a different strategy.

They powered to the two hole, sat behind an amazing, unprecedented three-quarters in 1:19.2 thrown down by A Rocknroll Dance, brushed through the lane and won the 46th Pace for the Orchids in 1:47.4, fastest mile ever on a five-eighths-mile track regardless of age.

Source: The Meadows Racetrack and Casino.

Tim Tetrick, Harness Racing's Bionic Man

Tim Tetrick's nickname is The Bionic Man and you'll find out why if you watch this off-the-hook awesome interview with him!

Cyber Circuit: Battle of Lake Erie -- USTA Harness Racing

The 2008 Battle of Lake Erie, won by Bono Bests
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Harness Racing Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup 2013

The greatest New Zealand Cup in a long long time, relive all the action as Terror to Love (Driven by 6-times winner Ricky May) aims up for a three-peat with this years form horse Christen Me (Dexter Dunn), Fly Like an Eagle (Mark Purdon), Penbrook Benny (Zac Butcher) and Caribbean Blaster

Gate Car Crashes. Horse Racing Accident Freehold Raceway

This horrible harness horse racing accident at Freehold Raceway was human error. Whether it was the driver of the car, who may have accelerated too quickly, or maybe the tires on the car were not maintained or maybe the blame lies on the track superintendent who approved the track conditions to be safe for racing. Maybe the track super recommended cancelling, but race track management ignored the advice. We will never know because it is doubtful someone will take responsibility for this tragedy. The stewards also are responsible for making calls on track safety. The drivers of standardbred race horses and the jockeys of thoroughbred race horses have a hard time making decisions based on track conditions because the jockey colony usually has a spokesman or jockey representative who makes the ultimate call whether to race or not. If only a few drivers or jockeys feel the track is unsafe, then the racing will go on without them and they will be fined or suspended. On the other hand, if the drivers or jockeys stick together and say they will not race under these dangerous track conditions they can all be fined. This is not always the case, but sometimes everyone has a different opinion on track condition and safety and it's hard to sort out, especially since there is more pressure toward not cancelling. There are different protocols for different tracks, but someone needs to stand up and make the right decision no matter how much money is at stake. Sure this is a hindsight situation, but it was also another preventable horse racing accident where horses who have no voice, were harmed. These standardbred horses are strapped into a harness and sometimes hobbled so their agility is very limited. Thoroughbreds can at least move freely and avoid hazards on the track, like a starting gate that gets stuck on the race track, and that happens more than you would think. Both these situations are very rare and this is the first time I have seen the gate car skid out of control and back into the horses, but plain and simple, it was human error that risked the lives of the drivers and race horses.
The point is, that horse racing is an inherently risky game and humans must do everything necessary to protect the welfare of the race horses who have no control of accidents such as the gate car crashing into them. These horse were trained to do what they do and they trust the driver is going to get them from behind the starting gate car to the finish line safely.

Race: 5 - Freehold Raceway - PURSE: $ 4,300
GAIT: TROT- Early Betting - DIST : 1 Mile - STRS: 8
PP Horse Driver Clm. Med.
1 Civic Duty James Clarry $0
2 Big Sky Angelina Cat Manzi $0 L
3 Special Command Jim Marshall III $0
4 Silver Delivery Debra Rucker $0 L
5 Redwhitenbluestone Vincent Ginsburg $0 L
6 Brilliant Chief Chris Scicluna $0
7 Muscleslikesparty Jim Pantaleano $0 L
8 Region Hall Rick Pantano $0 L

How the starter crashes the gate car into the race horses, while skidding out of control, we may never know, but maybe the tragedy at Freehold Raceway wouldn't have happened if horse and driver's safety came before the almighty dollar. I guarantee you if management wasn't so concerned about how much money they would lose for cancelling races that day, this would not have happened. The stewards don't even have the ultimate decision for cancelling races because they are answering to race track management. Again, this may not be true at all tracks, and might not be true in this situation, but I am sure this harness racing accident at freehold raceway will change protocol because this was preventable.
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Harness Racing Up Close: Jody Jamieson - Helmet Cam

Harness racing driver Jody Jamieson wears a helmet cam for a qualifying race on Friday, June 5 at Mohawk Racetrack. Horse: Urbanite Hanover. (Mark McKelvie Video)

Harness Pony Racing, Jan 13 2013

Harness Pony Racing At The National Equestrian Centre Bermuda, Jan 13 2013 Info:

Shartin winning the ALLERAGE FARMS FILLIES & MARES OPEN 2018 Harness Racing

Shartin winning the ALLERAGE FARMS FILLIES & MARES OPEN 2018
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CAERSWS HARNESS RACES 2019 SADDLE RACE

Harness Racing Heroes

On Post Time we found some harness racing heroes! The only thing they are missing is a cape! Take a look at some wild videos and we talk to my favorite hero - Tony Morgan!

See what really happens behind the scenes of a horse race, you will be surprised

Horse racing - down at harness racing in British Columbia

Race Horses for sale, Horse Harness Racing Partnership, The Fabulous Fillies

Offering the opportunity to share in the exciting and lucrative sport of harness racing at its highest level and for a modest one-time investment!

Helmet Cam - Harness Racing from the sulky

Hop on board as Jodi Quinlan takes us on a winning drive around Tabcorp Park in Melton with the Jamie Madruga trained Amazing Kano. This is as hands on as you can get as Jodi pilots this horse to a 20 metre win.

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