Definition of Harness racing

1. Noun. A horse race between people riding in sulkies behind horses that are trotting or pacing.

Exact synonyms: Harness Race
Generic synonyms: Horse Race

Definition of Harness racing

1. Noun. A form of horse racing in which the horses race in a specified gait, usually pulling two-wheeled carts called sulkies. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Harness Racing

harness bend
harness bends
harness cask
harness casks
harness horse
harness race
harness racing (current term)
harnessed antelope

Literary usage of Harness racing

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1. A Sketch of the Development of the Modern Horse by F[red] S[mith] Cooley (1906)
"harness racing is more than anything else responsible for the present characters of the ... harness racing, mile heats, best three in five by classes, ..."

2. The International Year Book edited by Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"In harness racing, the best ... purse in the history of harness racing—$20000 a side and a share of the gate receipts, amounting to $10000 additional. ..."

3. Adventure Guide to Switzerland by Kimberley Rinker (2003)
"harness racing was introduced in 1922, and the races are usually held in either January or February. Pferdesport-Verein Arosa (Arosa Horse Sport ..."

4. The American Almanac, Year-book, Cyclopedia and Atlas (1902)
"harness racing, 1902. By FRANK WALKER. Official Starter on the Grand Circuit. ... One Interesting feature of the light harness racing last ..."

5. Daytrips New York: 50 One Day Adventures in New York City and Nearby New by Earl Steinbicker (2002)
"More than 100 exhibits in the large box stalls and hay chutes capture the flavor of harness racing and tell the story of this quintessential American sport, ..."

6. Berlin and Potsdam by Eva Apraku (2001)
"... famed for its Trabrennbahn (harness-racing track). also belongs to Lichtenberg. Horse races have been run here since l893. The grounds extend over l92 ..."

7. Columbus, Ohio: Photographic Portrait by Randall Lee Schieber (2007)
"Scioto Downs (above) Racing fans fill the grandstand at Scioto Downs to watch harness racing's superstars jockey for first place. harness racing has been a ..."

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