Harness Racing TV Show Teaser To Air Exclusively On SC Website
Published: March 9, 2011 10:57 am ET
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The principals behind the project to create a harness racing television show will give fans their first glimpse of the pilot next week. Standardbred Canada's website will air the world premiere early next week.
"Welcome to my world and get ready for the ride of your life," said driver Randy Waples, who is creating the show along with horse owner Allan Pootoolal. "We want to bring the thrills and chills of harness racing into the living rooms of the general public and at the same time show that harness racing is indeed entertainment."
"Having spent my whole life in and around the sport of harness racing I know all about the behind the scenes entertainment that the average fan doesn't get to see - until now," continued the 2010 O'Brien Award winning driver of the year. "I hope that this show can take the fans of harness racing on a journey that they won't soon forget."
The majority of the footage was shot at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ont.
"It's a brand new experience with some angles I did not know existed in our sport," stated Pootoolal. "At first many people around the paddock were a little shy, but after the first shoot all were motivated. The drivers' room footage is priceless and we even got into the judges' world for a birds' eye view of their daily operations."
Operating under Obya Entertainment Group, Pootoolal and Waples encourage anyone who would like to participate or have an interesting story line to let them know by emailing email@example.com.
Pootoolal would like to thank Woodbine Entertainment Group, who were very supportive and helpful during the filming process, and Standardbred Canada for their continued support of the project.