Day At The Track

Faraldo re-elected as President

10:29 AM 10 Dec 2019 NZDT
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Joe Faraldo, harness racing
Joe Faraldo was re-elected President of the SOA of NY

On Saturday, December 7, The Standardbred Owners Association of New York (SOANY), the horsemen's association representing the over 1,000 owners, trainers and drivers regularly competing at Yonkers Raceway, certified the results of its 2019 Board of Directors election.

In the driver/trainer category, Ray Schnittker, Peter Younger and Andrew Harris were unopposed in their election to three year terms.

In the owner category, SOA President Joseph Faraldo and Chris Wittstruck were also unopposed in their election to three year terms.

At the SOA's annual meeting the present officers, as well as trustees of the Welfare and Retirement Funds, were continued for year 2020. They are:


President: Joseph Faraldo

1st Vice President: Peter Venaglia

2nd Vice President Irv Atherton

3rd Vice President: John Brennan

Treasurer: Irv Atherton

Secretary: John Brennan


Peter Venaglia - Chairman
Irv Atherton
John Brennan
Joseph Faraldo
Chris Wittstruck
Jordan Stratton (1st Alternate)
Ray Schnittker (2nd Alternate)
Peter Younger (3rd Alternate)

Also at the meeting, the Board discussed its intent to continue its diligence in monitoring prospective legislation as it addresses casino gaming and sports betting, so as to prevent further cannibalization of our industry. It was also reported that the 2020 International Trot will be held on a date in mid-September.

by Chris Wittstruck, for SOA of NY

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