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2019 OHHA Terry Holton Youth Award

05:44 AM 28 Dec 2019 NZDT
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Conley Newberry
Conley Newberry will be presented the 2019 Terry Holton Youth Award

Grove City, Ohio – Harness racing driver Conley Newberry of Beavercreek, Ohio will be presented the 2019 Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association Terry Holton Youth Award at the 2019 Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association and United States Trotting Association’s District 1 Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday January 18th at the Marriott Columbus University Area Hotel, 3100 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH  43220.

Newberry, a senior at Beavercreek High School is heavily involved in harness racing.  He has worked for the Mike Polhamus Stable in Troy, Ohio.  Constance Polhamus says Coney is a hard worker, “He is knowledgeable and dependable working in the stable and is very interested in the future of harness racing.”

Newberry started in the harness racing business at the age of 12.  He worked with his father Matt Newberry and has progressed from doing little things around the stable to cleaning stalls, harnessing horses and jogging horses.

This year Newberry obtained his fair qualifying license and raced at seven fairs and picked up his first win.

The award is named for Terry Holton, a 2005 inductee into the Ohio Harness Racing Hall of Fame.  Holton of Newark, Ohio, was the winner of over 1,700 races in his career.  He overcame many obstacles in his life, the biggest may have been overcoming pancreatic cancer.

The Terry Holton Youth Award is awarded to a youth between the ages of 13 and 19 who has actively participated in harness racing during 2019 as a driver, trainer, groom, breeder, race office/publicity assistant, track maintenance crew or has provided outstanding service to harness racing.

The award, in its 19th year, will be presented at the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association and United States Trotting Association’s District 1 Annual Awards Banquet January 18, 2020 at the University Area Marriott in Columbus, Ohio.  Tickets to the banquet are $30 each and can be purchased by calling the OHHA office at 614-221-3650.  Reservation forms are also available on the OHHA website at www.ohha.com. 

The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association (OHHA) is a non-profit organization serving Standardbred horse owners, breeders, trainers, drivers and fans who participate in the sport of harness racing in the Buckeye State.

OHHA was founded in 1953. The mission of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association is to preserve, protect, promote and serve the entire Standardbred industry in Ohio and beyond.

For more information:

Frank Fraas

ffraas@ohha.com

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