This week in harness racing history

by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

Freehold, NJ — Here is a look at this week in harness racing history.

January 21, 1998 – Emerald Seelster wins the inaugural Super Bowl Series for trotters in 1:57.2 at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey.

January 22, 1989 – Go Get Lost wins the Horsemen’s Trotting Series final in 1:56.3 at Greenwood Raceway.

January 23, 1988 – Banker Blue Chip wins the Presidential Series final for free-for-all pacers in 1:55.4 at the Meadowlands.

January 23, 1978 – Hall of Fame pacer Fan Hanover is born.

January 24, 1998 – Red Bow Tie wins the Presidential Series final for older pacers in 1:51.2 at the Meadowlands.

January 25, 2003 – Gallo Blue Chip becomes harness racing’s first $4 million pacer by winning the Presidential Series final at the Meadowlands.

January 26, 1991 – Covert Action wins the Presidential Series final for free-for-all pacers in 1:52.4 at the Meadowlands.

January 27, 1979 – Keith Linton wins six consecutive races at Cloverdale Raceway in Surrey, British Columbia, falling one win shy of the record for most dash victories on a card.

January 27, 1994 – Arrive At Five wins the Complex Series final for pacers in 1:53.2 at the Meadowlands.

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