harness racing


Definition of harness racing

: the sport of racing standardbred horses harnessed to 2-wheeled sulkies

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The throngs of people, who once included the likes of Jackie Gleason, Kay Stevens and Rodney Dangerfield, have thinned out at Florida’s last remaining harness racing track. Anne Geggis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Florida's last harness racing track revels in decades of memories," 12 July 2018 This new future is easily imagined: A bettor will have an eye on the harness race at the track, another on a big race in Saratoga, a phone streaming MLB action (wifi is free) and a TV set to the NFL. Jeremy Fuchs, SI.com, "After Winning Its Sports Betting Battle, New Jersey Is Ready to Flip the Switch," 14 May 2018 The lawsuit says Tretter placed wagers through an online betting site on a harness race at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Jan. 15, 2016. Washington Post, "Bettor sues harness-racing trainer for loss linked to doping," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of harness racing

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of harness racing was in 1901

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English Language Learners Definition of harness racing

US : the sport of racing two-wheeled carts that are pulled by horses

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