Free Harness Racing Programs with Past Performances

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Harness Racing. Cindy Pierson Dulay

Here is a quick guide to all the places you can find free harness racing programs with past performances online to download, plus where you can buy them for tracks that don't give them away free. For free thoroughbred racing past performances, check here.

  • Horseplayer Interactive - members can download free programs for Woodbine, Mohawk, and most of the harness tracks they carry. Must be a resident of Canada to join.

 

Paid Harness Programs with Past Performances

  • BRISnet - paid service with harness racing past performances for just about every track for $1.50 per card.
  • Horse Racing Programs - $1 each for programs with past performances from Chicago area tracks, thoroughbred and harness.
  • TrackMaster - offers past performances that look just like the traditional track program for $1.50 each or enhanced pps with even more data and ratings for all tracks for $2.50 each.

    Harness Racing Entries and Results

    For fans of Thoroughbred racing, the Harness program will look quite familiar as it is laid out much like Equibase, BRIS, and DRF's past performance lines. Some of the major differences are: 99% of the races are 1 mile, so the distance is assumed to be a mile unless otherwise indicated, and the fractional times and positions will always be at the 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and finish.

    The distance given after the track name is the circumference. Tracks 7/8 mile or 1 mile around conduct 2 turn races, 5/8 mile tracks run 3 turn races, while if no circumference is given, the default is 1/2 mile, or 4 turn races (2 laps).

    Workouts are not published, however, qualifiers are, and are embedded in the PP's and charted as actual races. However the goal in these no-money, no-betting events is to meet a standard time in order to be allowed to start in a paying race. The order of finish does not matter, just the final time for each horse.

    The double dagger symbol ‡ may confuse as well. If the horse is a pacer then it means the horse paces WITHOUT hopples. However, if the horse is a trotter then it means he/she races WITH hopples. Such a horse is in the minority as the vast majority of pacers do use the hopples while trotters rarely do.