Day At The Track

2019 Hall Of Fame weekend

06:42 AM 25 Jun 2019 NZST
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Goshen NY - The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame will host the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday July 7, 2019 in Goshen, New York.
Congratulations are in order for the newest class of Hall of Famers: Blair Burgess, Ted Gewertz, Joe Holloway, Jerry Silverman, Linda Toscano and Ted Wing, and Communicators Mark Hall and Dave Little. Also being honored are the new members of the Living Horse Hall of Fame: Art Major, Captaintreacherous, Foiled Again, Graceful Touch and Southwind Serena. Dr. Leroy Coggins, Charley Hinkle, Allen & Connie Skolnick, and Delinquent Account will be inducted as Harness Racing Immortals and Steve Oldford the 2019 Museum Amateur Driving Champion will be recognized for the 6th time.

SSG Gloves is the 2019 Hall of Fame Dinner Sponsor. The Museum owes special thanks and appreciation to Ed James and SSG Stable, owner of McWicked. The horse will be honored with the Delvin & Mary Lib Miller 2018 Horse of the Year Perpetual Trophy at the dinner.

With so many people and horses being celebrated, we expect a large turnout for the dinner. If you have not mailed your reservation, along with the names of who will be attending, please do so at your earliest opportunity or give us a call because seats are going fast. Tables of ten are $1,250; individual tickets $150.

Other activities during Hall of Fame Weekend include a memorial for Dorothy Haughton at the Harness Racing Museum from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Haughton Hall. All are welcome to stop by to see the slideshow, scrapbooks and memorabilia that celebrate the life of the first lady of harness racing. Haughton family members will be here.

Foiled Again will be in Goshen for the weekend, leading the post parade at Historic Track on Saturday and Sunday and welcoming guests to the HOF dinner Sunday night from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on the Walk of Fame.

HOF Field Ready: Hall of Fame horsemen Wally Hennessey, David Miller, Brian Sears, Dick Stillings and Jimmy Takter, as well as the soon to be inducted Blair Burgess, Joe Holloway and Linda Toscano have accepted invitations to compete in the annual Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge T. Gerry Memorial Trot on Sunday at Historic Track in Goshen. Following the race, the drivers will be available to meet fans and sign autographs at tables located adjacent to the grandstand.

There will be racing at Historic Track from Thursday through Sunday, July 4-7. Post time is 1 p.m. daily. Admission is free for children (12 and under); adults are $5 and admission price includes a racing program. The stable area is open to visitors, to see the racehorses up close as they prepare for competition.

Hall of Fame Night Silent Auction Items: A wonderful vintage weathervane, with cast iron garden stand, will be offered at auction on Hall of Fame night. Donated by Denise Michelson in memory of her father Harold Michelson, the copper trotting horse will make a wonderful addition to some lucky buyer's den or garden. Proceeds from the evening's auction will be used toward the care of the Museum's growing collection of fine art.

An experience of a lifetime can be yours with a winning silent auction bid on six seats in the General Manager's suite at Yankee Stadium. The tickets are for any mutually agreed upon date in the 2019 season and come with one parking pass, and food and drink in the box. This special package is donated by Brian Cashman, son of the late Harness Racing Hall of Famer John Cashman.


Janet Terhune

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