PA Harness Racing Coffee-Table Book Released

"Harness Racing in the Keystone State" book cover
Published: November 15, 2022 09:21 am EST

"Harness Racing in the Keystone State," a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book detailing the colourful and important history of harness racing in Pennsylvania, is now available for purchase — just in time for holiday giving.

Commissioned by the United States Harness Writers Association Keystone Chapter and written by Victoria Howard, the book presents the development of Standardbreds and harness racing, from the formative years at Pennsylvania’s county fairs to the current state of racing at the fairs and Pennsylvania’s three pari-mutuel venues — The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack, and Hollywood Casino at The Meadows.

The book features rarely seen archival photos of some of Pennsylvania’s equine and human greats, and it includes scores of interviews with the horsemen and horsewomen, harness racing families, administrators and horsemen’s associations that have helped propel Pennsylvania harness racing to its prominent role in North America.

This volume is a must for all who have participated in Keystone State harness racing, and for all who want their contributions to be remembered through the generations.

After payment of professional fees, all proceeds will help Keystone USHWA pursue its mission of supporting harness racing and the sport’s equine and human performers. Purchase options from the publisher, AuthorHouse, include:

  • Hard cover - $49.99
  • Soft cover - $39.99
  • Digital - $3.99

(USHWA Keystone Chapter)

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