"Many of the sport's top races had not previously been considered as Grand Circuit events. Now, with that distinction we hope to help create better awareness of our top races and provide the tracks with a more promotable product,” Campbell stated.
The 2013 Grand Circuit schedule will kick into full gear the weekend of March 22-23 when Yonkers Raceway hosts the first legs of the Blue Chip Matchmaker for older pacing mares and the George Morton Levy for older pacing horses.
The Grand Circuit has been in existence since 1871, when representatives from three racetracks in different states met to create a racing circuit. The first campaign for the Grand Circuit took place in 1873, when four tracks offered $169,300 in purses. From those humble beginnings, the Grand Circuit has blossomed into a yearly showcase of the finest harness horses competing in North America, with purses now totaling many millions of dollars at racetracks and fairs in many areas of the continent.
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Article courtesy of the Horsemen and Fair World.