World Equestrian Brands Helmet Cam: Harness Race

Climb into the sulky with Jodi Quinlan and pilot Amazing Kano to victory in this week’s Wednesday Helmet Cam!

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I never appreciated just how intense the job of harness driver could be until I watched this video. Threading miniscule gaps with a galloping racehorse at 40 miles per hour is one thing, but fitting a pacer who’s going 30 miles per hour himself through the same small spaces — with a sulky attached — is a hair-raising process. However, expert drive Jodi Quinlan shows us how it’s done at Tabcorp Park in Melton, Australia as she guides Amazing Kano to a win:

Harness racing is quite popular in Australia, with 91 tracks in operation and over 5,000 Standardbred foals registered each year. Among the many major races held annually, the Inter Dominion series pits horses from Australia against those from New Zealand in rivalry, with championships alternating between the two host countries each year.

Go driving!

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