Harness Horse Racing

Harness Race Tracks

There are many important harness race tracks around the world, we will list a few of them with the intentions of expanding the harness race tracks in the near future.

The Red Mile

The Red Mile was founded on September 28th 1875, the track is the second oldest harness racing track in American and the oldest horse racing track in Lexington. This horse racing track, located in Lexinton, KY is one of harness racings most famous racing tracks and is located in the heart of the Bluegrass region, an area of Kentucky famous for horse breeding and racing.

The track is one mile long and made of red clay, it is obvious to see how the name originated. In addition to the track, The Red Mile features a two story clubhouse, a round barn and a park.

Meadowlands Racetrack

The Meadowlands Racetrack opened in the mid 1970s and held its first ever harness race on September 1, 1976. The Meadowlands Racetrack is located in New Jersey, United States. The track hosts both thoroughbred racing and harness racing. It is known around the world as "The Big M".

The Meadowlands racetrack has been know for exceptional times for harness racing, this is due to it's seeping curves and wide stretches. The track is equipped to race at night and most of its races are at night. Some important races held at the Meadowlands Racetrack are the Meadowlands Cup, Pegasus Stakes and the Cliff Hanger Stakes.

Mohawk Racetrack

The Mohawk Racetrack is a harness racing track in Campbellville, Ontario. It is The track itself is 7/8 mile in circumference (originally 5/8 mile), and is made of crushed limestone. It can accommodate ten starters behind the gate. The homestretch is 1,095 feet long, and the far turn has a larger radius than the clubhouse turn to encourage acceleration into the homestretch. There is no hubrail./p>

Woodbine Racetrack

The Woodbine Racetrack is host to the Breeders Crown for 2 year olds and 3 year olds of both sexes and gaits every other year. When the track doesn't host the Breeders Crown it hosts the Fall Final Four, which consists of the Goldsmith maid for 2 year old filly trotters, the Valley Victory for 2-year old colt and gelding trotters; the Three Diamonds for 2-year old filly pacers, and the Governors Cup for 2-year old colt and gelding pacers

The North America Cup for 3 year old pacing colts and geldings was hosted at the Woodbine track between 1994 and 2006. That race along with the Elegantimage Stakes for 3-year old filly trotters and the Goodtimes Stakes for 3-year old colt and gelding trotters, have been moved to Woodbine's sister track, Mohawk Raceway.

Back To Top