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Immortal nominations for the Class of 2016 due

11:00 AM 31 Jan 2016 NZDT
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Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame
Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame
Goshen, NY - Time is running out for members of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame to submit Immortal nominations for the Class of 2016!

All Museum members, in good standing, have the privilege of nominating persons and horses who they feel have made a significant contribution to the sport of harness racing. The nominees must be deceased THREE years or more to be eligible for consideration. Nominations must include a complete biography of the subject and detailed harness racing career statistics, when applicable. Nominations must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2016. They may be emailed on or before that date to director@harnessmuseum.com or mailed to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924.

NOTE: Nominees selected by the Immortals Committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in 2016 will be inducted in July 2017.

Last year in July, the Immortals Nominating Committee announced that the trustees of the Museum had endorsed the election of the mare Princess and driver/trainer Carl Allen. On Sunday, July 3, 2016, "Hall of Fame Day," these significant contributors to the sport of harness racing will be inducted into the Hall of Immortals during ceremonies held under the tent on the Museum lawn.

Carl Allen's homebred Royal Troubador, winner of the 1990 Yonkers Trot, was the sire of 1995 Horse of the Year, Hall of Famer CR Kay Suzie. In 1994 Allen was voted Glen Garnsey Trainer of the Year and received the New Jersey USHWA Chapter's Stanley Dancer Award in 1996. In 1997 he was inducted into the Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame.

John Hervey wrote that Princess "unquestionably ranks among the greatest mares of trotting history." The dam of foundation sire Happy Medium, Princess (1846 - 1877) is perhaps best known for her 1859 series of races against Immortal Flora Temple.

If you would like further information on this year's induction ceremonies to be held in Goshen, NY on July 3, 2016 and the events leading up to it, please contact the Museum at 845-294-6330 or visit our website, www.harnessmuseum.com.

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, NY and is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (last tour 4:00 pm). Thanks to U.S. Trotting Association support the Museum is currently offering free admission for walk-in visitors and group docent-guided tours at a minimal charge per person. For additional information about the Museum, its membership program, special events and educational programs, please call 845-294-6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com.

Janet Terhune

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