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THE WEEK IN HARNESS RACING HISTORY

09:48 PM 11 Oct 2004 NZDT
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This week in harness history.

October 11, 1980 – Niatross, driven by Clint Galbraith, wins the Messenger at Roosevelt Raceway to complete a sweep of the pacing Triple Crown.

October 12, 1968 – Rum Customer, driven by Billy Haughton wins the Cane Futurity at Yonkers Raceway, earning the second jewel on his way to winning the pacing Triple Crown.

October 13, 1845 – Lady Suffolk becomes the first trotter to go a mile in under 2.30, trotting 2.29½ at the Beacon Course in Hoboken, New Jersey.

October 14, 1970 – Arnold Gem, Banjo Phil, and Bervaldo finish in a triple dead heat for win at Windsor Raceway in Ontario.

October 15, 1987 – Lizzie Lee Brook, driven by Donald Dancer, sets the world record for 2-Year-Olds trotting on a half-mile track by winning in 1.59 at Freehold Raceway in New Jersey.

October 16, 1976 – Silk Stockings, driven by Preston Burris Junior, sets the world record for 4-Year-Old pacing mares by winning in 1.55.2 at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

October 16, 1999 – Blissfull Hall, driven by Ron Pierce, wins the Messenger Stakes in 1.51.2 at the Meadows to become the ninth pacer to win the Triple Crown.

October 17, 1992 – Artsplace caps his career by winning the Stewart Fraser Memorial at Northlands Park in Edmonton. He ends 1992 a perfect 16-for-16 and earns Horse of the Year.

Courtesy Of Harness Racing Communications, A Division of the United States Trotting Association

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