HRFZ 16The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association and the Harness Racing FanZone are teaming up with Cyrus Rahimi, a soon-to-be graduate of Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., to create a weekly Wednesday blog on, along with video and photos of his initial experiences attending harness races and learning how to wager at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino starting on Monday (April 25).

Rahimi, who first attended the races at The Meadows for the third annual College Games for Charity hosted by the track on April 9, has never wagered on harness racing. He is a senior at W&J, located just five miles from The Meadows, and will graduate with a degree in finance in just a few short weeks. Following graduation, the San Diego native will be moving to New York City for a job with Merrill Lynch.

Starting with his visit to The Meadows for racing Monday (April 25) with a 1 p.m. first post time, Rahimi will be blogging about his experience in a special feature with video and pictures from track photographer Chris Gooden, which will be featured in a special Harness Racing FanZone #WednesdayWager promotion for the next five weeks.

The feature will begin with Rahimi’s his first steps through the door of the casino, finding the racebook and purchasing a program. He will be given $25 a day to fund his effort.

Viewers will be able to follow along with his experiences as he learns about the basics of handicapping and wagering including reading the program, understanding the wagering menu and how to make bets through mutuel tellers, self-betting machines, MBET and Xpressbet.

Viewers can follow Rahimi’s journey from the beginning by using the following link at The Harness Racing Fan Zone.