Press Release Summary = So, you\'ve come to Pinehurst, the home of American golf, and you want to do something else besides hit a small ball and chase it down, only to hit it again? Sacrilege. Well, if you must, there are other things to do in Pinehurst besides play Pinehurst No. 2 and the other not-so-famous 42 area courses
Press Release Body = By Tim McDonald, National Golf Editor, Golf Publisher Syndications
PINEHURST, N.C. (Feb. 14, 2007) - So, you\'ve come to Pinehurst, the home of American golf, and you want to do something else besides hit a small ball and chase it down, only to hit it again?
Well, if you must, there are other things to do on a Pinehurst golf trip besides play No. 2 and the other not-so-famous 42 area golf courses. Not much, but you could manage if you\'re so inclined.
Harness Racing The Pinehurst Harness Track has been a part of Pinehurst since 1915. In fact, the village seal of Pinehurst shows a trotter, so you know horses are important here.
The harness track is the winter training ground for Standardbreds, with its three sand/clay tracks and enclosed barns. Some of them have gone on to be champions, like Gallo Blue, the richest pacer in history, Medoland Don, Brownie Blue Chip and Glory Bound.
The Pinehurst matinee is sort of graduation for all the young two-year-olds, and the spring races are something of a social event. As many as 3,000 people fill up the bleachers and tailgating lots (yes, there\'s tailgating in harness racing).
The track also hosts other shows, horse and non-horse alike, such as hunter/jumper shows, dressage, carriage-driving shows, classic car shows, dog shows and polocrosse shows - a team sport that is a combination of polo and lacrosse.
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February 27, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management. Author/Company GolfPublisher Syndications.