Harness racing is one of the most popular sports in Finland. It means a speed competition of horses in which the gait is called harness. It is connected with a betting system. The goal is to guess the final standings of the horses in the harness race and there are cash prizes for the winners. Internationally the sport is popular especially in Europe and Northern America. One of the most popular harness racing events in Finland is the Finnhorse Trotting Championship.