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  • n. A form of horse racing in which the horses race in a specified gait, usually pulling two-wheeled carts called sulkies.

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  • n. a horse race between people riding in sulkies behind horses that are trotting or pacing

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  • Harness racing is a form of horse-racing in which the horses race in a specified gait. They usually pull two-wheeled carts called sulkies.

    Races can be conducted in two differing gaits; trotting and pacing. The difference is that a trotter moves its legs forward in diagnonal pairs, right front and left hind, then left front and right hind striking the ground simutaneously, whereas a pacer moves its legs laterally, right front and right hind together, then left front and left hind.

    In continental Europe races are conducted exclusively between trotters, whereas in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States races are also held for pacers.

    _Wikipedia

    February 5, 2008