Harness Racing Event
Saturday August 1st 2015
The Great Pocomoke City Fair will have a day of harness racing
on August 1, with a first post of 12:45 pm. This year's racing
card is dedicated to the memory of Jack Dolby. Both exhibition
and sanctioned races will be carded and, as usual, a wide range
of races contested.
The feature will remain The Jack Dolby Stars of the Future,
for those aged 14-18 with some experience behind the gate and
those with a matinee license will also be allowed to participate.
Also on the card will be the over 50 pace/trot for "seasoned"
drivers. A Powder Puff and a 9/16 mile dash are among the other
races on tap. Due to popular request the "Heavyweight Challenge"
for drivers over 225 pounds will also return!
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 estimated at $750.
Purses will be adjusted depending upon the number of races we
have (unless over ten races are carded, 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 1 with first post
at 12:45pm. There is a driver's meeting in the race barn at
12:15 pm. The entry box opens Wednesday, July 22 at noon eastern
time and closes on Wednesday, July 29 at noon. Entries will
be accepted on-line, through the USTA’s electronic entry
system or by phone to Director of Racing Mike Wandishin at 667-214-6165
or to Chuck Barnes 443-235-9009 or 410-957-2020 Entries must
be made by noon on Wednesday, July 30th in any case. Draw will
be posted on this site by 8am Thursday morning.
Director of Racing
FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2015
(DECLARE BY 12:00PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015)
All entries are to be made by noon on Wednesday July 29. PLEASE
use computer entry, if possible. Overnight will be posted by
1 Pace MAIDENS - 2 YO`S TO DRAW INSIDE (THERE
WILL BE A SEPARATE RACE FOR 2 YOS IF ENTRIES PERMIT) $750 Est.
2 Pace NON-WINNERS OF $2,500 LIFETIME $750
3 Pace NON-WINNERS OF $5,000 LIFETIME $750
4 Pace NON-WINNERS OF $2,000 IN 2014 OR NON-WINNERS
OF A PMR IN 2015 THAT ARE NON-WINNERS OF $150 PER START IN 2015
5 Pace NON-WINNERS OF $6,000 IN 2014 OR NON-WINNERS
OF 2 PMR IN 2015 THAT ARE NON-WINNERS OF $350 PER START IN 2015
6 Pace "The Jack Dolby Memorial"
WINNERS OVER $6,000 IN 2015 $750 Est.
7 Trot MAIDENS - 2 YO TO DRAW INSIDE $750 Est.
8 Trot NON-WINNERS OF $5,000 LIFETIME AE: N/W
2 PURSE RACES LIFE $750 Est.
9 Trot NON-WINNERS OF $2,000 IN 2015 $750 Est.
10 Trot NON-WINNERS OF $6,000 IN 2015 $750
11 Trot THE PHYLLIS RATCHFORD MEMORIAL WINNERS
OVER $750 Est.
12 EXHDouble EXHIBITION RACE "THE DASH
FOR CASH" ~9/16TH MILE DASH
13 EXHDouble "THE SENIORS" FOR DRIVERS
OVER THE AGE OF 50 NOMINATE HORSE & DRIVER
14 EXHDouble "THE HEAVYWEIGHT CHALLENGE"
FOR MALE DRIVERS WEIGHING 225 LBS OR MORE AE: ANY FEMALE THAT
WANTS TOO! NOMINATE DRIVER & HORSE
15 EXHDouble "POWDER PUFF DERBY"
FOR FEMALE DRIVERS WHICH HAVE WON 10 OR LESS SANCTIONED RACES
LIFETIME. AE: FOR FEMALE DRIVERS WHO HAVE WON 10 OR LESS SANCTIONED
RACES IN LAST 5 YEARS
16 EXHDouble "THE JACK DOLBY STARS OF
THE FUTURE" FOR DRIVERS AGED 14 OR OLDER THAT HAVE:
A) SIGNED LETTER FROM AN "A" DRIVER STATING THEY CAN
B) HAVE BEEN BEHIND A STARTING GATE
C) MEET THE APPROVAL OF THE DIRECTOR OF RACING
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 may 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.
8. All persons entering the track behind a
horse, either on a jog cart or a racebike, are required to wear
9. A black box will be available for sanctioned
10. ALL PAYMENT PAPERWORK MUST BE COMPLETED
BEFORE A HORSE IS ALLOWED ON THE TRACK TO WARMUP....
11. Pocomoke Track rule: The whip may not be
used before the top of the stretch - this is fair racing not
the Hambletonian or Pepsi North American Cup Final. Penalty
for failure to follow rule - up to and including disqualification
of horse from purse money, driver being removed from any future
drives and/or fine.
For more details contact:
Mike Wandishin at 667-214-6165
Chuck Barnes at 443-235-9009 or 410-957-2020
a copy of the overnight sheet - click
Photos from recent Live Harness Racing Events
Wandishin holds a driver's meeting before the races.