Harness racing is a form of horse racing in which the horses race at a specific gait (a trot or a pace). They usually pull a two-wheeled cart called a sulky, although racing under saddle (trot monté in French) is also conducted in Europe.
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... The leading harness racing nations in Europe are France, Italy and Sweden, and the sport is fairly popular in most northern European countries ... considered to be the most prestigious event of the European racing year ... All notable racing nations also host their own highly regarded premier events for young horses ...
... Before mobile starting gates gained popularity in harness racing, a rolling start was used ... The horses were driven in a number of circles, and the manoeuvre, if carried out correctly, arranged the horses in lines ...
... Stanley Franklin Dancer (July 25, 1927 – September 9, 2005) was an American harness racing driver and trainer ... to drive and train three Triple Crowns in horse racing ... in a career, Cardigan Bay in 1968 and drove the Harness Horse of the Year seven times ...
... opened in 1941 as a facility for American harness racing and was the third racetrack to have pari-mutuel wagering ... According to the history books, the Saratoga harness racing legend was born when two horses named Lady Suffolk (aka The Old Gray Mare) and Moscow were set ... During the height of racing, thousands of fans would visit to cheer on the horses ...
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