A piece of history. The home of champions.

The Pinehurst Harness Track is nestled in the heart of historic Pinehurst, North Carolina and is the oldest continuously operating equine sports facility in the state. The 111-acre Harness Track has been a winter training center for Standardbred horses since 1915, including 10 champions. Now a harness racing landmark and home to an annual matinee, the Harness Track was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. Pinehurst’s mild winters, along with our superior amenities, make the Harness Track an ideal facility for boarding, training, and racing Standardbreds. Here you will find both a piece of history and the home of champions.

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Join our roster of champions:

  • Gallo Blue Chip
  • Medoland Don
  • Medoland Sam
  • SJ’s Photo
  • Brownie Blue Chip
  • Pinehurst Lady
  • Glory Bound
  • Marion Marauder
  • Chocolatier
  • Walner

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Carolina Polocrosse

PoloCross_w300Two Day event is  at the Harness Track on Hwy 5/Beulah Hill Road.

Although polocrosse resembles the American Indian game of lacrosse, its origins date back hundreds of years to Persia and its sister sport of polo. In England, polocrosse was an indoor exercise to teach people how to ride a horse. The modern game took shape in Australia in the 1930’s. Today, there are over 6,000 players in the world. After participating in the 2003 Polocrosse World Cup tournament, the United States has developed “exchange programs” with several other countries.

The polocrosse field can be grass or dirt and is 160 yards long and 60 yards wide. Teams score points by throwing the ball through their opponents goal posts. At the same time, they protect their goal from the other team. All players can catch, carry and throw the ball with their racquets. However, only the player at the number 1 position is allowed to score. The rules are designed with one primary concern, safety — for player and horse. Anything creating a dangerous situation is ruled illegal and is penalized.

See website for more information or call Michele Lahr at 910-585-2562..

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