Live Harness Racing Event
Saturday August 2nd 2014


The Great Pocomoke City Fair will have a day of harness racing on August 2, with a first post of 12:45 pm. 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 Returning for another year is 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 2 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 23 at noon eastern time and closes on Wednesday, July 30 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 240-447-3627 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.

Good racing,
Mike Wandishin
Racing Director

PROGRAM FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014
(DECLARE BY 12:00PM WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014)


All entries are to be made by noon on Wednesday July 30. PLEASE use computer entry, if possible. Overnight will be posted by 8 am Thursday.

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 Est.

3 Pace NON-WINNERS OF $5,000 LIFETIME $750 Est.

4 Pace NON-WINNERS OF $2,000 IN 2014 OR NON-WINNERS OF A PMR IN 2014 THAT ARE NON-WINNERS OF $150 PER START IN 2014 $750 Est.

5 Pace NON-WINNERS OF $6,000 IN 2014 OR NON-WINNERS OF 2 PMR IN 2014 THAT ARE NON-WINNERS OF $350 PER START IN 2014 $750 Est.

6 Pace WINNERS OVER $6,000 IN 2014 $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 2014 $750 Est.

10 Trot NON-WINNERS OF $6,000 IN 2014 $750 Est.

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 HANDLE A
HORSE;
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 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....


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 240-447-3627

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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