Take a Breath, It’s Early

By Dean Towers

April and May are the months in harness racing I love, and kind of love to hate. The three year olds we all watched, followed and examined at two are coming back, the qualifiers are fast, frequent and furious, and stakes season is just on the horizon. During this time we also have a silly season (that’s the part I kind of don’t like).

Yes, this is the time of year when one race, one break, one on-a-line race can suddenly become a tragedy of epic proportions. On the flip side, one good mile – whatever the circumstance – can mean the end of the competition; give him or her the trophy right now.