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Goshen, NY  Dooley And The Gray Ghost, by Leone Putnam is the intimate story of the great trotter Greyhound and his faithful caretaker Verner "Dooley" Putnam. From the time of the world champion trotter's retirement in 1940 until the time of his death in 1965, Dooley Putnam was Greyhound's companion and friend. Urged by fans, family and friends to share the story of their association with the great horse, Dooley's wife Leone began drafting the story she would title, Dooley And the Gray Ghost. While never completed, the manuscript is a charming introduction to both man and horse. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame was afforded the honor of publishing the manuscript by members of the Putnam family. The author's prose remains unchanged by the staff editors. The book includes a wealth of photographs from both the Putnam family and the Harness Racing Museum. A great read, the book is a true companion piece to the Harness Racing Museum's Greyhound Gallery. A story in itself, the gallery is fashioned from the paneling and materials of Greyhound's retirement stall. Rescued from demolition, the stall and visitors' sitting room that made up his "apartment" have been rebuilt and reimagined as a showplace within the walls of the Harness Racing Museum. Pick up your copy of the book at the Winner's Circle gift shop and tour the exhibit, or order online from the gift shop https://harnessmuseum.com/content/dooley-and-gray-ghost. The book will also be available during Jug Week at the Delaware County Fair, Delaware, Ohio (September 16-19) and at the Standardbred Horse Sale, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (November 4-8). For information on museum membership, special events and gift shop services please call (845) 294-6330 or visit the website www.harnessmuseum.com. The Museum is open Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, beginning tomorrow through Memorial Day. From the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

Goshen; To many, the words love, hope and dreams are synonymous with horses," (author unknown). For Verner "Dooley" Putnam the horse of dreams that captured his heart was champion trotter, Greyhound. When the great gray trotter won the 1935 Hambletonian at Goshen, New York, America was still struggling to emerge from the Great Depression. After one of the most successful racing careers in Harness Racing history the "Gray Ghost" was retired in 1940 to a farm in Maple Park, Illinois and into the care of Dooley Putnam. Over the next twenty-five years the champion and the "old country boy" were constant companions. On Wednesday, November 15, 2017 museum curator Rebecca Howard will highlight the story of Dooley and the Gray Ghost at a luncheon to be held at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. The Museum's education department, led by Kristin Roberts, will guide participants in the creation of a horse related seasonal craft to enhance the afternoon session. Tickets for the event are $18 for museum members and $20 for non-members which includes: the presentation, a hot buffet Thanksgiving feast with soft drinks and dessert, as well as all art supplies. Reservations are required by Monday, November 13th and because of anticipated interest please call (845) 294-6330 early to secure your place at the table. For further information about the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame's school programs, educational workshops or children's birthday parties, please contact the Education Department at (845) 294-6330 or education@harnessmuseum.com. Thanks to USTA support, the Museum is currently offering free admission for walk-in visitors and $4.00/person for group docent-guided tours. For information on membership, special events and gift shop services at The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, please call (845) 294-6330 or visit the website www.harnessmuseum.com. The Museum is open daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Presented by Rebecca Howard and Kristin Roberts 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924  845-294-6330 Fax: 845-294-3463 www.harnessmuseum.com  

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