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2014-09-05 16:23:53

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's best harness horses will be featured during the finals of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series and Pennsylvania Sire Stakes starting Saturday, Sept. 6. "The Sire Stakes and Stallion Series showcase Pennsylvania horses and are an investment in the state's industry," said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "When breeders bring top stock here and invest in our state, they strengthen our economy. These sons and...

2014-03-20 23:04:40

Fan Zone is a key foundational asset of the sport’s growing social media marketing initiative designed to help introduce the sport to a new generation of fans, sponsors and owners. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 To help drive greater awareness of and engagement with the sport of harness racing to current and new fans, the United States Trotting Association (“USTA”), in partnership with social consultancy, Converseon, and key industry constituents, have officially launched a new...

2014-02-21 20:20:32

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harness racing driver Anthony Coletta's family today issued the following statement: "Anthony is in the race of his life and it is a race he is - like all of his races - out to win. We want the racing world to know how grateful we are for your thoughts and prayers. And we are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support for our son from across the U.S., Canada, and as far away as New Zealand. Thank you from the bottom of...

2013-08-14 23:04:21

The United States Trotting Association (“USTA”) Announces New Social Media Marketing Program with Converseon to Support the Harness Racing Industry New York, NY (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 The United States Trotting Association (“USTA”), the national organization for the harness racing industry, today announced that it has retained Converseon, the New York based, award-winning social media consultancy, to design and implement a social media marketing initiative designed to help drive...

2013-07-25 23:04:45

The Hambletonian, America’s Greatest Trotting Horse Race, Launches Social Media Campaign. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 The $1.2 million Hambletonian, now in its 88th year, announced today a comprehensive social media marketing effort to raise awareness and engagement around this year’s event on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J. The race will be featured in a 90-minute broadcast on CBS Sports Network beginning at 3:30 p.m. (Eastern time)....

2010-11-17 11:48:00

$55.2 Million in Sales Surpass 2009 Totals HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today said a standardbred horse sale held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center showcased the growth and quality of the state's equine industry, with Pennsylvania-sired or -owned horses earning top bids in the yearling and mixed sales. The annual sale, held Nov. 8-13, is the world's largest, with more than 2,000 horses selling for...

2010-10-01 09:41:00

Breeders Crown Offers Record $6 Million in Purses in One Day HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today invited the public to enjoy the Breeders Crown, North American harness racing's most prestigious event, at 5 p.m. on Oct. 9, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre. The 106 pacers and trotters racing in the 27th edition of the Crown will compete for more than $6 million in purses - the most ever awarded at the harness races...

2010-07-30 13:35:00

Adios Final, Governor's Cup Races Offer a Combined $700,000 in Purses HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding said today that this weekend will bring an opportunity for Pennsylvanians to enjoy live harness and horse racing, as two of the state's marquee racing events will take place on Saturday, July 31. The 45th running of the $500,000 Delvin Miller Adios Final harness race takes place at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in...

2010-05-19 10:52:00

TrackPackPA.com Opens Door to the Thrill of Live Racing at Six PA Racetracks HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Triple Crown racing season may end on June 5 after the running of the Belmont Stakes, but Pennsylvania's horse and harness racing seasons are just hitting their stride and whether you're a newbie or an old hand, you can find out about all the action at the revamped www.TrackPackPA.com. For the experienced "Trackpacker," the new site tells you what's going on,...


Latest Harness racing Reference Libraries

Standardbred Horse
2014-08-12 13:34:30

The Standardbred horse is a breed of horse that was developed in the United States of America. It was developed for the purpose of trot racing, which became popular in America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Selective breeding began when breeders chose horses that would result in the fastest Standardbred horses as possible, including the Thoroughbred, Morgan, Hackney, and Norfolk trotter. One of the most influential early foundation horses for the breed was Hambletonian 10, a...

Italian Trotter
2014-06-16 11:59:00

The Italian Trotter is a breed of horse developed specifically for harness racing in Italy. Thoroughbred stallions were crossed with French Trotters, Russian Trotters and American Standardbred mares over the last 100 years to develop the Italian trotters of today.  This was done to blend speed with stamina, resulting in a physically strong and fast horse. The Italian Trotter stands up to 68 inches high and is very athletic. The most famous Italian Trotter was named Varenne, who held the...

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