A Facebook friend posted this on Facebook and I was watching this video; pay attention in particular to the second race on the tape. Unfortunately, the quality is not the best, but it is worth looking at anyway.
Back then the racing was exciting. What happened to our sport where racing single file is now the style? How did the judges let it happen? Back then people at least got a run for their money. And we wonder why people find harness racing boring.
In New York, the NYSRWB has formed the Racing Fan Advisory Council to make recommendations and provide input to the commisison. Four of the five members have been announced. Only one member, M Kelly Young, has a background in harness racing. I find this troubling. Hopefully when the last member is named, that individual will also have a background in harness racing; otherwise harness racing may get the short end of the stick.