12:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – When a horrific barn fire killed 12 horses and injured several others at the South Florida Trotting Center in Lake Worth on March 16, the community rallied around owner Sam Stathis and the rest of the trainers and owners. Mike Carter, one of the hosts of an online…Read More
WE ARE AN EXTREME MAKEOVER FOR HARNESS RACING!
Who We Are!
The World Chariot Racing Federation (WCRF) is a newly established organization dedicated to revitalizing and rebranding the harness racing industry with the application of new technologies, new sponsorship opportunities and new crowd-funding participation models. Celebrity Farms and the World Chariot Racing Federation (www.celebrityfarms.com) Celebrity Farms is a renowned New York based racing stable and farm, which is owned and operated by Sam Stathis.
Chariot racing also known as "Harness Racing" was one of the most popular ancient Greek and Roman sports. Often dangerous to both drivers and horses, who frequently suffered serious injury and even death, the sport generated strong spectator enthusiasm comparable to modern-day interest in motor sports. Some of the organizational aspects of chariot racing also paralleled current practices in professional sports
Sam Stathis,Owner, Celebrity Farms Racing Stable
"The next generation of Harness Racing will be more than a spectator sport. It will capture the crowd as fan, participant, investor, and, even for some, driver. The new Harness Racing industry will be better, stronger, faster, smarter and much more lucrative, inventive, interactive and sustainable. Bringing back fierce competition to the same world stage that once hosted Gladiators and Olympic stars... Even a small guy can drive and compete with the best in the world, and even beat them." The true cradle of civilization and the rightful cradle of harness racing; Egypto, Trinacria and Hellas. Are you ready for this?"