Professional harness racing
drivers will team up with two lucky racegoers in a 1600 metre race around the track.
is a popular sport in Wales and has been extremely popular in Ceredigion for centuries.
This will be the first time harness racing
has come to a racecourse in the North East and hopefully it will be a success and we can put some more on.
We'd like to put on more racing but land owners are reluctant to rent their fields for harness racing
- that's part of the problem and we're trying to rescue it.
The Herefordshire-born enthusiast said she got her "life back" following the car accident thanks to harness racing
The first harness racing
tracks were opened in the mid 1800s, but harness racing
events could be found as early as 1825 at county fairs all around the country.
Mr McDaid is urging anyone who witnesses roadside harness racing
to contact the authorities immediately.
Now a prostate cancer survivor, he continues, at age 71, to be an active harness racing
trainer and driver.
The one-half mile track has been the scene of many historic harness horse races and has been the site for the Cane Pace and the Yonkers Trot, two of the major stakes events in harness racing
Since 2014, the Labor Government has contributed more than $487,000 to support four infrastructure projects and one harness racing
event at Charlton Park.
Mark Flanagan, chairman of the IHRA, said: "Having previously held two highly successful harness racing
meetings in 2008 at Dundalk we are delighted to return to this state-of-the-art venue to showcase our sport.
The late Billy Williams had become interested in harness racing
in the 1950s while working at Pontins, Prestatyn where there was a track.