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World Harness Racing Book Launch

Published: August 7, 2017 10:09 am ET

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Retromedia Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of World Harness Racing at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, at 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Special head table guests include Hall of Famers Wally Hennessey and John Campbell, as well as Hon. Robert Mitchell who will give their thoughts on the book, which gives prominence to the harness racing histories and legends of 17 cooperating countries and the histories of several industry leaders.

Publisher Larry Resnitzky says he published World Harness Racing to tie in with the 2017 World Trotting Conference and the fifth leg of the World Driving Championship – both being held in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Every International Trotting Association delegate and official observer to the conference will receive a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the sponsors, as a keepsake for their time on the Island.

Jerry McCabe, managing editor and co-author of World Harness Racing, says the mini-chapters, with over 100 photos are as fascinating as they are familiar and he’s sure there will be stories read that move the industry forward. The selection of driving legends chosen by the sport-governing bodies for each of the cooperating countries for the book will spark reaction.

“Any time you have to narrow a list of all-time greats, there’s going to be discussion,” he said. “There’s going to be some that will surprise in a pleasant way, and some that will surprise by omission.

“John Campbell will be at the launch in his new capacity as the president and CEO of The Hambletonian Society, which is one of the 16 sponsors of the book,” he added.

Many from around the world will be familiar with the front cover which features Wally Hennessey and Moni Maker; Varenne; and the flags of the contributing countries: Canada, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, Germany, Australia, France, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The 176-page paperback book will be available for sale and signing by John Campbell, Wally Hennessey and a few of the co-authors at the main-floor event. It will also be available at select bookstores and online at retromedia.ca.

(with files from Retromedia)


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