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DRF Harness is your one-stop experience for everything harness racing. There is no other multiplatform portal of its kind in the harness racing industry. At DRF Harness, you can watch live harness racing and wager via DRF Bets (http://drfbets.com/); buy one-of-a-kind DRF Harness Eye past performances (http://www.drf.com/harnesspps); and read analysis, view horses to watch, and get up-to-the-minute breaking news and features from harness racing's top writers (http://www.drf.com/harness). Read stories from DRF Harness staffers Derick Giwner, Matt Rose, Brewster Smith (analysis), Jay Bergman, Keith Gisser, Bob Marks and Darin Zoccali.

Mission: As a sister brand to Daily Racing Form, founded in 1894, DRF Harness is your home for everything harness racing. Our goal is to provide you with the full harness racing experience, with our multiplatform brand.

Check out the Battle of the Decade Pacing series on Catch Driver this weekend. Drive Foiled Again, Always B Miki or Swee...
05/08/2020

Check out the Battle of the Decade Pacing series on Catch Driver this weekend. Drive Foiled Again, Always B Miki or Sweet Lou!

The Best of the Decade Series continues this weekend

The Gerrity Memorial is running now. The Canadian Pacing Derby and Jim Ewart Memorial will be off and pacing this weekend!

Read more: https://www.drf.com/news/harness-papi-rob-hanover-wins-virtual-breeders-crown DRF Harness

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A new issue of DRF Harness Digest, with features on Harness Racing and plenty of opinions from our columnists, comes out...
05/06/2020

A new issue of DRF Harness Digest, with features on Harness Racing and plenty of opinions from our columnists, comes out Thursday. If you aren't getting it via email, sign up here in seconds. https://www.drf.com/2020-harness-newsletter-signup

First round of Catch Driver/Breeders Crown virtual 3YO Pacing Championship was dominated by Papi Rob Hanover. Check out ...
04/23/2020
Harness: Papi Rob Hanover ruling the virtual world in Breeders Crown-Catch Driver Championship

First round of Catch Driver/Breeders Crown virtual 3YO Pacing Championship was dominated by Papi Rob Hanover. Check out the results of about 1,500 races here and a preview for the Cane Pace, MGM Messenger & Tattersalls this weekend starting Friday.Don't forget to download the Catch Driver app and take a shot at winning a DRF Harness hat.

The results are in for the first round of the inaugural Catch Driver/Breeders Crown virtual 3-year-old pacing challenge, and it was a clean sweep. Papi Rob Hanover won more races in the digital editions of the North America Cup, Max Hempt Memorial and Meadowlands Pace when played out over the Catch....

Along with Catch Driver we have created the Digital 3-Year-Old Pacing Colt Championship where real-life horses (Tall Dar...
04/17/2020

Along with Catch Driver we have created the Digital 3-Year-Old Pacing Colt Championship where real-life horses (Tall Dark Stranger, Elver Hanover, Papi Rob Hanover & more) will compete in a series of races to decide who's tops in the virtual world and can win the BREEDERS CROWN. Read more about it and come race Friday starting 10AM EDT! http://classic.drf.com/news/harness-completing-virtual-3-year-old-pacing-championship

Have you tried #CatchDriver yet? If not, this weekend may be the time, as we are launching a series of virtual stakes ra...
04/15/2020

Have you tried #CatchDriver yet? If not, this weekend may be the time, as we are launching a series of virtual stakes races based on real-life horses. Read more in Thursday's DRF Harness Digest Newsletter. Sign up now! https://www.drf.com/2020-harness-newsletter-signup

Editor Derick Giwner takes us through his most memorable racing moments in the last decade of #harnessracing What are yo...
03/30/2020
Harness: Great memories help carry us through times of crisis

Editor Derick Giwner takes us through his most memorable racing moments in the last decade of #harnessracing What are your favorite races?

Between the words Coronavirus and Indictment, the Harness Racing community has had its fair share of negative news in recent weeks. With that in mind, I thought it best to reflect on better times and hope that some good vibes will flow in the process.

We're back with more FREE analysis for the Saturday card at Cal Expo. Handle was strong on Friday at almost $1.2 million...
03/28/2020

We're back with more FREE analysis for the Saturday card at Cal Expo. Handle was strong on Friday at almost $1.2 million for 10 races and Editor Derick Giwner was hot with 5 of his top picks winning, 3 finishing second, also 4 cold exactas and 2 tris. Can he do it again? Check it out...post time is 9:10 PM EDT https://www.drf.com/news/cal-expo-saturday-328-analysis

Have you signed up for the DRF Harness Digest Newsletter yet? It takes only a second and you'll get it delivered to your...
03/26/2020
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Have you signed up for the DRF Harness Digest Newsletter yet? It takes only a second and you'll get it delivered to your email on Thursday.

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In this week's On The Backstretch profile, Editor Derick Giwner talks to driver-trainer Steve Wiseman about racing, life...
03/25/2020
Harness: Profile of trainer-driver Steve Wiseman

In this week's On The Backstretch profile, Editor
Derick Giwner talks to driver-trainer Steve Wiseman about racing, life, his recent cancer diagnosis and the support he's received from the #harnessracing industry.

Editor Derick Giwner talks to trainer-driver Steve Wiseman about racing and his recent cancer diagnosis.

Editor Derick Giwner writes about the Coronavirus as it relates to #harnessracing and talks to some stakes trainers abou...
03/20/2020
Harness: Coronavirus wrath could have a lasting impact on the industry

Editor Derick Giwner writes about the Coronavirus as it relates to #harnessracing and talks to some stakes trainers about the impact to their stables.

By the time Spring rolls around the Harness Racing world is usually enjoying the start of stakes racing at Yonkers Raceway where the top older pacers gather for the Borgata (nee Levy) and Matchmaker series. Yet as the seasons change on March 20 we are left in limbo due to the Coronavirus, not just i...

Want to learn more about owner-breeder George Segal? Editor Derick Giwner speaks to the owner of Brittany Farms about li...
03/19/2020
Harness: Profile of owner-breeder George Segal

Want to learn more about owner-breeder George Segal? Editor Derick Giwner speaks to the owner of Brittany Farms about life, racing and the future of the farm.

Editor Derick Giwner sat down with owner-breeder George Segal to find out about his life and involvement in Harness Racing.

Editor Derick Giwner looks into the case of the missing Pick 4 carryovers in New York. Will the Empire State ever join t...
03/17/2020
Harness: Case of the missing Pick 4 carryovers

Editor Derick Giwner looks into the case of the missing Pick 4 carryovers in New York. Will the Empire State ever join the rest of the U.S. with carryovers in this popular wager?

In most jurisdictions, a carryover occurs when all players fail to correctly select the winning combination in a race or multiple races. Unfortunately this is not true in every state.

ICYMI with everything going on this week, we re-branded our newsletter as DRF Harness Digest and created a new landing p...
03/13/2020

ICYMI with everything going on this week, we re-branded our newsletter as DRF Harness Digest and created a new landing page to make accessing the newsletters and signing up easier. Check it out and sign-up in seconds! https://promos.drf.com/harness

Driver Yannick Gingras is well known for his driving skill but recently he has been investing more on the ownership side...
03/12/2020
Harness: Driver Yannick Gingras enjoying the ride - as owner

Driver Yannick Gingras is well known for his driving skill but recently he has been investing more on the ownership side. Find out more...

Yannick Gingras has been a mainstay atop the driver standings in Harness Racing for over a decade and lately he has been dipping his feet deeper into a different aspect of the sport – ownership.

Want to learn more about driver Jim Devaux? Editor Derick Giwner sits down with him in this week's On The Backstretch in...
02/27/2020
Harness: Profile of driver Jim Devaux

Want to learn more about driver Jim Devaux? Editor Derick Giwner sits down with him in this week's On The Backstretch interview.

Editor Derick Giwner talks to driver Jim Devaux about life and racing.

After a 2019 campaign that saw her win 15 of 19 starts and earn $982,177, Shartin was announced as Horse of the Year and...
02/24/2020
Harness: Shartin named Horse of the Year, Pacer of the Year at Dan Patch Awards

After a 2019 campaign that saw her win 15 of 19 starts and earn $982,177, Shartin was announced as Horse of the Year and Pacer of the Year at Sunday night's Dan Patch Awards ceremony.

Greenshoe, the Kentucky Futurity champion, went home with Trotter of the Year honors.

On Sunday night Shartin became the first pacing mare to be named Horse of the Year, receiving harness racing’s top honor to cap the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s Dan Patch Awards banquet at Rosen Shingle Creek resort. The New Zealand import also became the first horse bred outside North Ame...

She's back! Shartin is entered to qualify Wednesday morning at Dover Downs.
02/18/2020
Harness: Shartin set to qualify Wednesday at Dover

She's back! Shartin is entered to qualify Wednesday morning at Dover Downs.

Older Pacing Mare of the Year Shartin has been entered to qualify Wednesday morning at Dover Downs in the fifth race.

Want to find out more about driver Frank Coppola Jr.? Check out the weekly On The Backstretch Q&A with the top Saratoga ...
02/13/2020
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Want to find out more about driver Frank Coppola Jr.? Check out the weekly On The Backstretch Q&A with the top Saratoga driver.

Who wants to learn more about driver Drew Monti? Check out this week's On The Backstretch profile.
02/05/2020
Harness: Profile of driver Drew Monti

Who wants to learn more about driver Drew Monti? Check out this week's On The Backstretch profile.

Editor Derick Giwner sits down with up-and-coming driver Drew Monti to find out more about his life and career.

The O'Brien Awards, honoring Canada's top Standardbreds in 2019, took place on Saturday night, and Forbidden Trade won b...
02/02/2020
Harness: Forbidden Trade takes Somebeachsomewhere Horse of the Year honor

The O'Brien Awards, honoring Canada's top Standardbreds in 2019, took place on Saturday night, and Forbidden Trade won both the Somebeachsomewhere Horse of the Year and 3-year-old colt trotter categories.

Richard Moreau was named top trainer north of the border for the seventh straight year, an unprecedented achievement.

Hambletonian champion Forbidden Trade went home with the Somebeachsomewhere Horse of the Year Award and the crown as top 3-year-old colt trotter from Canada\'s O\'Brien Awards presentation on Saturday night.

Want to learn more about Meadowlands handicapper, oddsmaker and on-air talent Dave Brower? Editor Derick Giwner got the ...
01/30/2020
Harness: Profile of Meadowlands handicapper and oddsmaker Dave Brower

Want to learn more about Meadowlands handicapper, oddsmaker and on-air talent Dave Brower? Editor Derick Giwner got the inside information in this week's On The Backstretch segment.

Editor Derick Giwner sits down with Meadowlands handicapper, oddsmaker and on-air personality Dave Brower to find out what makes him tick.

Face Time Bourbon, the pre-race betting favorite, pounced to the inside after following the cover of Davidson du Pont an...
01/26/2020
Harness: Face Time Bourbon best in Grand Prix d'Amerique

Face Time Bourbon, the pre-race betting favorite, pounced to the inside after following the cover of Davidson du Pont and out-finished that rival to capture today's Grand Prix d'Amerique at Vincennes Racecourse in Paris.

Face Time Bourbon followed cover, found racing room to the inside in the lane, and rallied by to capture today's Grand Prix d'Amerique at Vincennes Racecourse in Paris.

Who wants to learn more about driver Steve Smith? Check out this week's On The Backstretch feature about the driver who ...
01/23/2020
Harness: Profile of driver Steve Smith

Who wants to learn more about driver Steve Smith? Check out this week's On The Backstretch feature about the driver who competes regularly at Freehold, Yonkers, Meadowlands and other east coast tracks.

Profile of harness driver Steve Smith.

Congrats to our Editor Derick Giwner on winning the Hervey Award from USHWA for excellence in harness racing journalism ...
01/21/2020
Harness: DRF's Giwner among USHWA's media award winners

Congrats to our Editor Derick Giwner on winning the Hervey Award from USHWA for excellence in harness racing journalism as well as the other winners.

Derick Giwner and Melissa Keith were named winners of the 2019 John Hervey Awards for excellence in harness racing journalism while Chris Gooden and Mark Hall were named recipients of the George Smallsreed Awards for photography and Woodbine Entertainment Group was selected winner of the Sam McKee A...

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01/14/2020

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