Harness Racing In Virtual Reality


Fans and newcomers will now be able to sit in the sulky in a live harness race and see, hear, and feel the heart-pounding excitement of driving a Standardbred horse in a race in a virtual reality setting.

Michigan's Northville Downs is excited to introduce the first ever live action "virtual reality harness racing experience."

This three-minute experience gives fans the full 360-degree high definition view of a complete harness race from start to finish. During the race they will hear the thundering hooves of the horses, the announcer calling the action and tips from an experienced trainer that will guide them around the racetrack to the finish line. From gate to wire fans are sure to enjoy all the thrilling excitement of harness racing in what will be the ride of their life.

After beta testing with customers, the virtual reality harness racing experience received 100 percent positive feedback. Fans were captivated to be able to take part in an in-the-sulky view of the action that takes place during a live harness race.

Northville Downs would like to reach out and thank all the trainers and drivers that took part in bringing this awesome experience to life. As the live racing season continues, we will be adding more races to our virtual reality menu to further enhance this one-of-a-kind experience.

Make plans to be here this weekend for your chance to sit in the sulky and enjoy the virtual reality harness racing experience. This experience is free for a limited time.

Live harness racing takes place at Northville Downs on Friday and Saturday night. Friday night is family night at Northville. Join us for $1 hot dogs, $1 soft drinks, $1 live programs, $1 wagers and $2 drafts. We will also have many exiting games and drawings played throughout the evening for your chance to win cash and prizes. Post time is 7 p.m.

For complete details and rules of the virtual reality harness racing experience visit the promo center located on the first level of the grandstand located directly behind the virtual reality harness racing experience display.

(with files from Northville)

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