harness racing


Definition of harness racing

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

Examples of harness racing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along with the traditional attractions such as the Beer & Wine Gardens, Jungle Bob, harness racing, and animal and garden displays, the fair is bringing in a new company to handle carnival rides, Prime Time Carnival. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 21 July 2021 Property adjacent to Tinley Park that at one time was considered as a site for a combination harness racing track and casino will instead become an industrial business park, according to the village. Mike Nolan, chicagotribune.com, 26 May 2021 The town’s historic half-mile harness racing track, opened in 1838, is the oldest active horse trotting track on the planet, as well as the oldest continuously operated horse racing track in the country. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 June 2021 In early 2019, gears shifted to a $450 million development that included a harness racing track and casino as well as a restaurant, nightclub and luxury hotels on about 120 acres of the site. Mike Nolan, chicagotribune.com, 10 May 2021 The track at Pompano Park is the lone facility in Florida that features harness racing. Chris Perkins, sun-sentinel.com, 28 Apr. 2021 The 233-acre property has been home to a harness racing since 1964. Skyler Swisher, sun-sentinel.com, 12 Apr. 2021 Steve Wiseman, who made his mark in harness racing in California, died on Saturday at age 53. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2021 Arlington was the crown jewel, but there were also Sportsman’s Park and Hawthorne for thoroughbreds and Maywood and Balmoral for harness racing. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2021

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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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24 Jul 2021

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“Harness racing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harness%20racing. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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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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