Living in the West Country I can pick up SC4 on the telly and every Monday night they have Welsh Harness Racing on – and it seems to be well organised and well supported.
Clearly, because they speak funny I haven’t got a clue what’s going on. I have been Harness Racing in Cagnes-sur-mer and quite enjoyed it so wouldn’t mind finding out a bit more about this Welsh racing.
Tir Prince (Colwyn Bay’s track) is the Newmarket of Harness Racing. Other than to tell you that Cagnes-Sur-Mer is near Nice Airport and that British harness racing is about as straight as Snake Pass I can’t really tell you more than that i’m afraid
Its quite amateur in this country, poor prize money and the stock isnt great. looking at the race times, the UK harness horses couldnt compete with OZ, NZ or USA. Most UK horses dont seem to break 2 mins and the UK older horses are winning races in the same times as NZ 2yo`s win their qualifing trial in. Its good fun, but it has a long long way to go before its on par with other countries