Racing FAQ's

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  • Overview of harness racing

  • What are some typical Harness Racing terms?

  • How do you wager on Harness Racing?

  • How fast is a harness horse?

  • What does breaking stride mean?

  • What causes horses to break stride?

  • How often does a horse race?

  • Why do drivers sometimes hold their horses back?

  • Why do some horses have their legs bandaged?

  • Is a driver permitted to bet?

  • Does a driver’s weight make a difference in driving?

  • Is driving dangerous?

  • Is it better for a horse to race along the rail?

  • Are there age limits for racehorses?

  • What is Net Pool Pricing?

  • What is the difference between a TROTTER and PACER?

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