harness racing


Definition of harness racing

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

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To date, nearly $56 million has been paid out __ $21 million to the thoroughbred industry and another $34 million to the separate harness racing industry, according to Massachusetts Gaming Commission data. Washington Post, "New England’s last thoroughbred horse track winds down," 28 June 2019 Proven harness racing royalty will sit in the sulky behind Bully Pulpit. Bob Roberts, cleveland.com, "2019 Battle of Lake Erie: Bully Pulpit’s agenda is to make others notice," 5 June 2019 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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English Language Learners Definition of harness racing

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

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