THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

04:19 AM 27 May 2003 NZST
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This Week in Harness Racing History.

May 26, 1984 -- Hobo Willy, driven by John Campbell, sets the all age world record for geldings pacing on a mile track by winning in 1.53 at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

May 26, 1999 -- Walter Case Junior became the first driver in history to win 10 races on a single card, visiting the winner's circle 10 times at Northfield Park in Ohio.

May 28, 1947 -- Ray Remmen is born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Hall of Fame trainer campaigns 1990 Horse of the Year Beach Towel, and is the most successful trainer in the history of The Meadowlands.

May 28, 1954 -- Bill Fahy is born in Springville, New York. Fahy drives Jenna's Beach Boy to the fastest race mile in history, 1.47.3 at The Meadowlands in 1996.

May 28, 2000 -- Victory Tilly, driven by Stig Johansson, sets the all-age world record for geldings trotting on a five-eighths of a mile track by winning the Elitlopp in 1.53.2 at Solvalla, Sweden.

May 29, 1979 -- Roses Are Red wins the first Mistletoe Shalee in 2.01.3 at The Meadowlands.

May 30, 1984 -- Janet Irvine sets a world record for lady drivers competing on a five-eighths of a mile track as V Anna Trick trots 2.01.1 at Scioto Downs near Columbus, Ohio.

May 30, 2001 -- Brett Miller wins seven consecutive races at Northfield Park in Ohio.

May 31, 1977 - Rosemary wins the first Merrie Annabelle in 2.04.3 at The Meadowlands.

May 31, 1998 -- Moni Maker, driven by Wally Hennessey, sets the all-age world record for fillies and mares trotting on a five-eighths of a mile track, winning the Elitlopp in 1.53.3 at Solvalla, Sweden.

June 1, 2000 -- Trot For Joy, a 12-Year-Old driven by Dr. Harvey Stein, sets a record for Cal-Expo and the state of California by trotting 1.54.4.

Courtesy Of Harness Racing Communications, a division of the United States Trotting Association

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