Heat and humidity did not slow down the action at Cornerstone Raceway on Friday as harness racing action was underway for another week. With a packed grandstand giving the event a lively atmosphere the horses and jockeys put on a show in what was a well organized set of races. There was no shortage of action as most of the races were tight and featured many down to the wire finishes.
Hugh Woods one of the drivers of the events noted that, "The weather was hot and the races went fast." Woods also noted that the temperature typically does not effect the horses and that the most ideal temperature for racing would be at around twenty-eight degrees. With Friday's weather sitting near that point the humid, muggy weather was less of a detriment to the riders and horses than one would think.
Woods also noted that all of the horses were running well making for some very entertaining races for the fans in attendance.
The Yorkton Exhibition harness races take place weekends at the Cornerstone raceway, for more information see yorktonexhibition.com.