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Re: Harness racing distances
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2021, 10:12:13 PM »
From 2007, Larry Lederman calls the 3 1/4 mile Extreme race at Georgian....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4c8bjsxAkM

Anyone recall who the driver was  that was celebrating the win...... one lap too soon?




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Re: Harness racing distances
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2021, 10:36:31 PM »
From 2007, Larry Lederman calls the 3 1/4 mile Extreme race at Georgian....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4c8bjsxAkM

Anyone recall who the driver was  that was celebrating the win...... one lap too soon?
I looked it up . the horses name was S B Speedwell .
Driven and trained by Stephen Charlton.

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Re: Harness racing distances
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2021, 05:27:11 AM »
From 2007, Larry Lederman calls the 3 1/4 mile Extreme race at Georgian....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4c8bjsxAkM

Anyone recall who the driver was  that was celebrating the win...... one lap too soon?

The race says its 3 1/8th mile but how could the race be in 4 minutes?  Even if every mile went in 2 minutes which is impossible it would still be 6 minutes.  The video itself is only 4 minutes and 45 seconds and much of that is behind the gate.  They must mean 3 times around ?????

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Re: Harness racing distances
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2021, 07:57:20 AM »
I remember when Arlington Park raced 7/8 and 9/8 races.  The oddball distances did not go over too well, so they began racing 1 mile starting on a turn.   (This also did not go over well.)

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Re: Harness racing distances
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2021, 04:17:21 PM »
i was there it was only 2 !/8 three times around 5/8 track they had all types of races that day sprints and even a counterclockwise unfortunatly nobody bet on it

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Re: Harness racing distances
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2021, 09:42:57 PM »
Why is it that harness racing basically run 1 mile races? I've been in the thoroughbreds most of my life, till Rockingham Park closed. I love watching and betting 5/8, 1, 1 1/6 &  1 1/4 races.  Also, why are there not more claiming races instead of nw of all the time.  Thanks in advance for comments
In Quebec @ Blue Bonnets and Quebec City they occasionally had 5 mile races.  About a dozen horses would start and maybe 4 or 5 finish if they were lucky.

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Re: Harness racing distances
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2021, 11:38:39 PM »
I remember Raceway Park had a 3/8th race every Memorial Day

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Re: Harness racing distances
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2021, 03:33:20 PM »
FYI for the math challenged. 3 times around is 15 eights 15/8 = 1 mile and 7/8. In other words 1/8 short of 2 miles.             tmbz1


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Re: Harness racing distances
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2021, 11:33:29 AM »
Charlton going crazy like he won the Hambo & there was still a lap to go was one of the funniest things in the history of harness racing.

Also when Scott Young fell off the bike leaving the paddock in Flamboro Downs

https://youtu.be/hhCwRG5Hrl4

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Re: Harness racing distances
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2021, 04:05:12 PM »
Ray MacLean was driving one of mine at Flammy and he had a few. He was just adjusting his lines as they came out for post parade and right then the horse lurched forward and Ray went rolling off the back and off went my horse. Ray said after, fuck this starting drinking early ngc3

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Re: Harness racing distances
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2021, 04:17:35 PM »
The distance for 97% of the drivers should be from the track to prison  91.jzail

 

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