Harness Horsemen International will hold their Annual Meetings and Awards Luncheon beginning Sunday, March 1 at the Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort & Spa, Deerfield Beach, Florida. The featured speaker will be Dr. Mary Robinson of the University Of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, Chester, PA. Registration starts at 2 pm on Sunday, followed by a welcome reception at 5:30 pm, with General Sessions to begin daily on March 2, 3, and 4. In addition, HHI Committees will meet on Tuesday, March 3 to discuss pertinent industry issues and concerns. As well, harness racing's Gene Oldford, Jerry Knappenberger and Derick Giwner will be feted with HHI's most prestigious awards for 2014 at the HHI Awards Luncheon on March 4. HHI Past President Oldford is being honored as the 2014 Dominic Frinzi Person of the Year; Knappenberger, the former GM of the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association, will be awarded the 2014 HHI Appreciation Award; while Giwner, harness racing editor of the Daily Racing Form, is the 2014 Clyde Hirt Media Award winner. The HHI Annual Meetings will conclude with a farewell breakfast on Thursday, March 5. HHI is comprised of horsemen's associations from the United States and Canada who collectively represents the agriculture based industry of harness racing in North America. HHI's governing body consists of representatives from its member associations. For information on HHI: For information on this release: Harness Horsemen International Kimberly Rinker 319 High St. Suite 2 (708) 557-2790 Burlington, NJ 08016 Trotrink@aol.com (609) 747-1000 @Trotrink Steven Wolf Director of North American and European Operations www.harnesslink.com
Harness racing champions in all eight juvenile divisions were crowned Saturday night at Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park in Florida Breeders Stakes finals each carrying over $50,000 purses.
Day long rains in South Florida raising havoc with the track lighting system the Monday evening, October 17 program had to be cancelled at the Winter Capital Of Harness Racing. Action will resume with a 12 race card on Wednesday, October 19, at 7:05 p.m. Eastern.
FSBOA wrapped up the lucrative Florida Stallion Stakes tonight with the $28,500 harness racing 2-year-old pacing colt division, won impressively by Goldstar Raider in 1:54f, final quarter :28.1.
She turned to the gate for the biggest purse of her young harness racing career and two year old pacing filly Cracker Coffee came through with flying colors again in the $31,400 Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) Stallion Stakes on the Wednesday, October 12 program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.
It was a most familiar sight at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park on the first Monday (October 10) harness racing card of the new meet as Bruce Ranger was in the bike for both championship trotting finals of the Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) Stallion Stakes.
Two year old trotting filly Seeking Jeanie is giving her harness racing owner and breeder the time of his life. "Wow, this has been a long time coming since I'll soon be marking 40 years in the business" Arthur Mergenhagen of Williston, FL commented in a live TV winner's circle interview after his prized filly romped in the $33,564 Florida Stallion Stake for two year old state-bred trotting fillies.
The performance by harness racing two year old pacing filly Black Diamond Girl on Friday evening at The Isle Pompano Park was more than enough to keep her trainer Kim Sears excited the prospects for a run at the six figure bonus offered by the Florida Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association (FSBOA).
Both Pearl Of Capri and Whosgoinwhostayin each face their respective third challenge towards a $100,000 bonus payoff Wednesday at the Isle Pompano Park. Both horses compete in $14,350 divisions of the Florida Sale Stakes for two-year-old trotters Wednesday.
Undefeated two-year-old trotter, Whosgoinwhosstayin, posted his sixth straight victory Saturday with a nine and one-half length romp at Pompano Park Harness Track. The track held 14 non-wagering Florida Sire Stakes races Saturday for two and three-year-old trotters and pacers in preparation for the September 12 opening night for pari-mutuel wagering.
Storming Howard scored his maiden victory in winning a $23,963 division of the Florida Stallion Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings Saturday at Pompano Park Harness Track by four and one-quarter lengths.
Undefeated Gold Star Rosie posted her fourth straight win with a nine-length romp in the $23,625 Florida Stallion Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies at Pompano Park on Friday.
There is more than $135,000 in stakes events Wednesday at the isle casino & racing at pompano park headed by two $40,000 divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes for two-year-old trotters.
Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey visited the Pompano Park winner’s circle seven times on Saturday’s $576,057 Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (FSBOA) Super Night program.
Pompano Park, which begins its 44th season of live racing on Friday, September 4, will host a stakes-laden opening night program featuring nine fourth-leg divisions of the Sunshine State Stakes, six of which will be contested as non-wagering events beginning at 6:15 p.m.