Live Harness Racing Event
Saturday August 3rd 2013


The Great Pocomoke City Fair will have a day of harness racing on August 3, with a first post of 12:30 pm. Both exhibition and sanctioned races will be carded and, as usual, a wide range of races contested.

New this year is the over 50 pace/trot for older drivers. A Powder Puff and a 9/16 mile dash are among the other races on tap. The popular "Heavyweight Challenge" for drivers over 225 pounds will also return but the feature will remain The Jack Dolby Stars of the Future, for those aged 14-18 with some experience behind the gate will also be carded or those under 18 with a valid "m" license.

It is with great pride and pleasure that we will once again be conducting USTA sanctioned races in this year's meet in addition to the exhibition races we have conducted in the recent past. It is our hope that we will have a packed box as we have had in the past couple years. All purses will be listed at $750. Purses will be adjusted depending upon the number of races we have (unless over sixty horses enter, purses will in no case be lowered). In addition, upon entering please specify whether you wish to race in a sanctioned race with a charted line, or in an exhibition race.

The Great Pocomoke City Fair policy in regard to cancellation of the races is if it becomes necessary to cancel the races due to unforeseen circumstances, an expense reimbursement of $100 per horse will be paid. Any leftover funds resulting from a cancellation will be placed in escrow and added to the following year's purse fund. Any entry in a sanctioned race (charted lines will be generated) requires all connections (owner, trainer & driver) to be licensed with the USTA.
The races will be contested Saturday, August 3 with first post at 12:30pm The entry box opens Monday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m eastern time and closes on Wednesday, July 31 at noon. Draw will be posted on this site that evening.



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The Great Pocomoke City Fair Condition Sheet 2013

The Great Pocomoke City Fair will have a day of harness racing on August 3, with a first post of 12:30 pm. Both exhibition and sanctioned races will be carded and, as usual, a wide range of races contested.

New this year is the over 50 pace/trot for older drivers. A Powder Puff and a 9/16 mile dash are among the other races on tap. The popular "Heavyweight Challenge" for drivers over 225 pounds will also return but the feature will remain The Jack Dolby Stars of the Future, for those aged 14-18 with some experience behind the gate will also be carded or those under 18 with a valid "m" license.

Welcome to the Great Pocomoke City Fair harness racing condition sheet. It is with great pride and pleasure that we will once again be conducting USTA sanctioned races in this year's meet in addition to the exhibition races we have conducted in the recent past. It is my hope that we will have a packed box as we have had in the past couple years. All purses will be listed at $800. I will adjust purses depending upon the number of races we have (unless over sixty horses enter, purses will in no case be lowered). In addition, upon entering please specify whether you wish to race in a sanctioned race with a charted line, or in an exhibition race.

The Great Pocomoke City Fair policy in regard to cancellation of the races is if it becomes necessary to cancel the races due to unforeseen circumstances, an expense reimbursement of $100 per horse will be paid. Any leftover funds resulting from a cancellation will be placed in escrow and added to the following year's purse fund. Any entry in a sanctioned race (charted lines will be generated) requires all connections (owner, trainer & driver) to be licensed with the USTA.

The races will be contested Saturday, August 3 with first post at 12:30pm The entry box opens Monday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m eastern time and closes on Wednesday, July 31 at noon. Draw will be posted on this site that evening.

I will be traveling during this time, so please leave a message and I will return your call by noon the day after your call. I will arrive in Pocomoke City late on July 31.

Good racing,
Mike Wandishin
Race Secretary


Trotters:

I. Maidens
2. Class B
3. "The Phyllis Ratchford Invitational"

Pacers:

1. Maidens
2. 2 Year olds
3. Class D
4. Class C
5. Class B
6. Class A
7. Invitational

Special Races:

1. Jack Dolby Stars of the Future

2. Dash for Cash ~9/16 mile event

3. "The Senior Race" - drivers over age 50

4. "Heavyweight Challenge" - drivers weighing over 225 lbs. AE: Any female that wishes to enter regardless of weight!

5. "Powder Puff" for females that have won no more than 5 pm races driving in last 5 years. AE: Female drivers n/w 100 pm races life to draw outside

No purse will be less than $800.


RACING RULES AND PROVISIONS

1. Fillies and mares will be separated from male horses, if possible.

2. Two and Three Year Olds will be separated from older horses, if possible.

3. "Maiden" is defined a horse who has not won any race for purse money.

4. All horses will be placed into classes by the Race Secretary in order to create competitive races.

5. Any race may be designated a handicap, and post positions will be assigned by the Race

Secretary.

6. All decisions by the Race Secretary are deemed final, and your entry into a race signifies your acceptance of this fact.

7. Five horses will start on the gate and, if needed, the six horse start from second tier.

8. All persons entering the track behind a horse, either on a jog cart or a racebike, are required to wear safety vests.

9. A black box will be available for sanctioned races.

10. ALL PAYMENT PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE A HORSE IS ALLOWED ON THE TRACK TO WARMUP....

For more details contact:

Mike Wandishin
at 765-212-7267

Chuck Barnes
at 443-235-9009 or 410-957-2020




Photos from the 2012 Live Harness Racing Event




Mike Wandishin holds a driver's meeting before the races.

























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