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Goshen, NY --- Jules Siegel and Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg took different roads to success as harness racing breeders and owners, but those paths merged Sunday when they were inducted into the sport’s Hall of Fame during ceremonies on the grounds of the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. Siegel, a retired pharmacist who operated a chain of drug stores before turning his full attention to harness racing, owns Pennsylvania’s Fashion Farms. Siegel and his late wife Arlene owned 1995 Hambletonian Stakes winner Tagliabue. Other successes have included eight divisional champion horses and five victories in the Breeders Crown. She was introduced by USTA President Russell Williams, who spoke first in Swedish and then in English.Wallenius-Kleberg, the first woman inducted into the Hall of Fame, is widely regarded as the First Lady of International Trotting. She owns Menhammar Stuteri, the renowned breeding farm that has led Sweden in purses each of the past 11 years. The farm was purchased by her father, shipping magnate Olof Wallenius, in 1947 and has produced an impressive list of notable trotters. "Being here tonight is the result of a fantastic combination of American and Swedish friends and partnerships through the years," Wallenius-Kleberg said. "I do hope I can fulfill what is expected of me as a Hall of Famer. And as the first woman with this title, I hope I can be inspiration to all girls and young women out there." Also honored Sunday were the late horseman Hakan Wallner, who was inducted into the Hall of Immortals; writer Dave Briggs and announcer Carl Becker, who were inducted into the Communicators Hall of Fame; horses Cantab Hall, Western Ideal, Gala Dream, and Sweet Future; and amateur driving champion Hannah Miller. Siegel was steered into harness racing by his wife Arlene, a retired nurse whom Jules has called “the real inspiration” for a retirement spent with horses. The couple worked together at Fashion Farms, with Arlene among those who guided Jules through the early years of the farm’s operation, even getting him to assist with mares when foals were born. “This honor is by far one of the most unbelievable experiences of my 90 years," Siegel said. “First, mostly John Campbell was my go-to guy in the beginning. I was amazed at his consistent ability to make good horses into great winners. Jim Campbell, my trainer, taught me how the horse business works. How in the world can I ever reward him for all he’s done for me? “The one person who is responsible for my standing here is my wife Arlene who made all this possible. She told me ‘dear, I will not let you retire to nothing.’” The Siegels received the Owner of the Year Award from the U.S. Harness Writers Association in 2002 and 2009 and Siegel was Standardbred Canada’s Owner of the Decade for the 2000s. Other honors included being named the Pennsylvania chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s Breeder of the Year in 2008 and 2009. Tagliabue was the first of the Siegels’ Dan Patch Award-winning horses, followed by two-time recipient Galleria, Broadway Hall, Broadway Schooner, Possess The Will, and two-time honoree Broadway Donna. Broadway Schooner, a daughter of Broadway Hall bred by the Siegels, won the 2009 Hambletonian Oaks and is the dam of Broadway Donna. Wallenius-Kleberg was one of the first people to recognize the importance of international bonds among trotting breeders and regulators. She created a North American-European comingling of racing and breeding talent with her partner, the late Hall of Famer Norman Woolworth, headed by stallions Zoot Suit and Smokin Yankee. Zoot Suit was Sweden’s top sire for six consecutive years, 1991-96, and was preceded at the top of the list by Smokin Yankee in 1990. Menhammar Stuteri also was home to two-time U.S. Horse of the Year Mack Lobell. One of Menhammar’s earliest stars was Big Noon, who was Scandinavia’s version of American’s early 20th century star Dan Patch. Among the horses bred by the farm are 2014 Prix d’Amerique winner Maharajah, 2013 Elitloppet winner From Above, and 2005 Hambletonian Oaks winner Jalopy. Beginning this year, Menhammar Stuteri stands recently retired Nuncio, who was a star in North America and Europe. Nuncio’s wins included the Kentucky Futurity, Yonkers Trot, and Elitloppet. After Wallenius-Kleberg’s purchase of Zoot Suit from Woolworth, the two trotting devotees developed a bond that opened doors in North America for her burgeoning interests in trotting. Wallenius-Kleberg began keeping and breeding mares in the U.S. and having fillies trained and raced in North America before they entered the Menhammar broodmare band. By the 1980s, Wallenius-Kleberg was a familiar figure at the Hambletonian, the Grand Circuit meet at The Red Mile, and the Hall of Fame weekend in Goshen. She also traveled to Florida regularly to see her young horses in training. Concurrently she was developing contacts and friendships throughout Europe so that she could broaden the Menhammar influence on the continent. She was a regular at the Prix d’Amerique in Paris and cultivated contacts among French horsemen and breeders. Recognizing the importance of sustaining the trotting sport, Margareta has assisted and encouraged many young people in racing. She always insisted on the highest standards in the horses she acquired and used her business skills to operate successfully. Already a member of Sweden’s Trotting Hall of Fame, Wallenius-Kleberg has held numerous positions in organizations related to the sport in her native country and abroad and worked to promote harness racing on both sides of the Atlantic. She is a Hambletonian Society director and received the Harness Racing Museum’s Pinnacle Award in 2011. Wallner, too, was a globe-trotting pioneer who raised the bar of Swedish racing and breeding to an international level. Wallner, who won the Elitloppet and Prix d’Amerique in Europe, was convinced he could succeed in the U.S. as a trainer of trotters and in a short amount of time he was competing at the highest level and affecting every facet of harness racing from the yearling sales to the Grand Circuit. With Jan Johnson and Berndt Lindstedt he founded Continental Farm, which counted among its many accomplishments winning the first-ever Breeders Crown race with Workaholic in 1984. The stable was a force in the series, winning four trophies and $2.85 million in the first eight years of the Breeders Crown. Its $3.94 million in purses overall in the event remain No. 6 among all trainers in history. Continental Farm also won the Hambletonian in 1988 with Armbro Goal and multiple editions of the Hambletonian Oaks. Wallner led the way for other Scandinavian and European horsemen to move to the U.S. and compete at the sport’s highest level. The list includes Soren and Jan Nordin, Jimmy Takter, Per Eriksson, Per Henrikson, Stefan Melander, Mario Zuanetti and Pekka Korpi. Collectively that group has nine Hambletonian winners. Wallner died Jan. 20, 2001, in Treviso, Italy. He was inducted to the Swedish Trotting Hall of Fame in 2015. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

Ron Waples always enjoys returning to Historic Track in Goshen, N.Y., but this year's visit will combine business with pleasure. The business comes in the form of competing in Sunday's $10,000 Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Memorial Trot, an invitational race for Hall of Fame drivers. The pleasure will be seeing renowned writer Dave Briggs inducted into the Communicators Hall of Fame during festivities later that evening. "I always liked Goshen," said Waples, a Toronto native who was inducted into the U.S. Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 1986. "Even back when I was racing New York-sired horses, it amazed me that there is no betting there but you've got all the fans. That just takes you back to your roots. "When you look up there in the grandstand and it's full and everybody is hooting and hollering and cheering, it just gives you a very good feeling." The Gerry Memorial Trot is the highlight of the third of the four-day Grand Circuit meet at Historic Track. The meet coincides with the sport's Hall of Fame inductions, which will be held Sunday evening at the adjacent Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame. Also participating in the Gerry Memorial Trot are Wally Hennessey, David Miller, Dave Palone, Brian Sears, Richard "Dick" Stillings, and Jimmy Takter. Commemorative cards will be distributed to the first 500 fans on Sunday and the Hall of Famers will be available for photos and autographs following the race. Waples won the Gerry Memorial Trot in 2015. When asked if he was looking forward to this year's event, he responded with a laugh, "How did I draw?" When informed he drew post six, he laughed again and asked, "Did I get any power?" He then said, "It's a pretty big honor to be in there. The Gerry family, they support (harness racing and the museum) so much, it's unbelievable really. I think everybody kind of feels the same way; you don't want to let them down and you want to help out a little bit. If this helps out a little bit, then so be it." Among this year's Hall of Fame inductees are breeders Jules Siegel and Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg, and the late horseman Hakan Wallner. Briggs will join announcer Carl Becker as inductees into the Communicators Hall of Fame. Briggs, who like Waples resides in Ontario, has received a record 11 John Hervey Awards for excellence in harness racing feature writing and reporting. He also is a three-time winner of the Standardbred Canada Media Excellence Award for Outstanding Written Work as well as the recipient of multiple International Harness Racing Media Awards and American Horse Publication Awards, and the Ontario Equestrian Federation Media of the Year Award. "I have a special feeling this year because Dave Briggs is getting inducted there," Waples said. "He's just one of a few. He's a great writer and a great guy and just all for the sport. It will be worth the trip just for that." Racing begins at 1 p.m. each day at Historic Track. For Sunday's complete entries, click here. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA   

Columbus, OH --- Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association, will broadcast a special edition of the harness racing show on Sunday night (July 1) from the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y. The Hall of Fame dinner on Sunday from 7-10 p.m. will be broadcast live via the Post Time website, www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com. In addition, listeners can tune into the show by clicking on the Post Time/Hall of Fame banner on the home page of www.ustrotting.com starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Roger Huston will serve as the master of ceremonies for the event that will highlight the inductions of Jules Siegel and Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg into the Living Hall of Fame; Carl Becker and Dave Briggs into the Communicators Hall of Fame; Cantab Hall, Western Ideal, Gala Dream, and Sweet Future into the Living Horse Hall of Fame; and Hakan Wallner into the Hall of Immortals. Amateur driving champion Hannah Miller will also be honored. During the dinner hour, Mike and Mike will talk about each of the inductees and their contributions to the sport of harness racing. For more information about the Hall of Fame dinner visit www.harnessmuseum.com. Post Time with Mike and Mike, presented by BetAmerica, can also be heard live each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

Goshen, NY - A dramatic original bronze equine sculpture by artist Claudia Steinley Shelhamer will be offered at live auction on Hall of Fame Night, July 1, 2018, at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen, New York. From the collection of late Hall of Famer, Norman Woolworth, Claudia Steinley Shelhamer's 1989 detailed equine group "Down on the Farm," is a bold composition which places the unbridled freedom of horses in a field in juxtaposition with the controlled power of a horse in harness. Claudia Steinley Shelhamer, whose work features equine and western themes, first gained recognition as an artist in 1962 when her painting of horses crossing a stream was reproduced for the cover of the All-Breed issue of The Western Horseman magazine. Married to Thoroughbred racetrack developer Lloyd Shelhamer, Jr. in 1989, the artist turned her hand to the interior design of tracks such as Sunland Park and others managed by Shelhamer. Last sold in 2003 at the Harness Tracks of America auction in Lexington, Kentucky for $5,000, the auction of this fine work will benefit the care and conservation of art and artifacts in the historic collections of the Harness Racing Museum. Those who cannot attend the event on July 1 but would still like to bid may contact Museum Director Janet Terhune for possible arrangements. by Janet Terhune, for the Harness Racing Museum

Goshen, NY - Goshen Historic Track, where it all started and where it still is today, is prepping for its 182nd season of exciting harness racing and 2018 will be the 108th year of Grand Circuit Racing at "the Cradle of the Trotter". Racing action this year commenced with three matinee racing programs on the consecutive Sundays of June 3, June 10 and June 17 and this year marked the 57th consecutive season of matinee racing over the historic double-oval. Grand Circuit racing begins on Friday, June 29 and will feature the Landmark Series and the CKG Billings Harness Driving Series. Then on Saturday, June 30, 3-year-old pacers will be featured in New York Sires Stakes action. However, the creme de la crème of the racing meet is the $10,000 Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge T. Gerry Memorial Trot which will be presented on Sunday, July 1 and feature various members of Harness Racing's Hall of Fame at the controls, which has always been a fan favorite. Hall of Famers who will be participating this season include: Brian Sears, Dave Miller, Jimmy Takter, Dave Palone, Dick Stillings,Wally Hennessey and Ron Waples. Autograph cards will be distributed to the first 500 racegoers on Sunday(July 1) and then after that featured race is completed the Hall of Famers will be available for photos and autographs. Also slated on the July 1st card is the New York Sire Stakes for 3 year old trotters and the race under saddle. And then in the evening, on the lawn of the Harness Racing Museum, will be the annual Hall of Fame Banquet. The 2018 racing season ends on Monday, July 2nd with the New York Sire Stakes for horses competing in the County Fair division. All post times for racing will be at 1pm. Also part of the Historic Track offerings this season will be the Goshen High School Graduation on Friday, June 22 followed by a concert on the facility's stage on Friday,June 29 after the racing card is completed. On Tuesday, July 3 through Saturday, July 14 Historic Track will host the Harness Horse Youth Foundation followed on Saturday, July 28 with the Jimmy Sturr Concert. The annual Car Show is set for Sunday, Sept. 2nd and the tracks Golf Outing fundraiser is scheduled for Monday, September 10. by John Manzi, for Goshen Historic Track    

Goshen, NY - The Cradle of the Trotter had some "Rolling Thunder" of its own this Memorial Day weekend as 120 motorcycle enthusiasts helped raise over $2,000 to benefit Goshen Historic Track and the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. The inaugural Iron Horse Poker Run, presented by the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), enjoyed a capacity crowd of Harley-Davidson owners and riders, who participated in a 70-mile loop around Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. Chapter Vice President/Secretary Janet Terhune noted, "The attendance was even better than we anticipated, and the riders really enjoyed touring the museum and learning more about Harness Racing and its considerable influence on American history." Attendees were treated to a delicious buffet before and after the ride in beautiful Haughton Hall at the Harness Racing Museum, the hosting venue. Clubs such as the Blue Knights of New York XIV and Harley Owners Groups from Wurtsboro and Orange County also participated. Several contingents came from as far away as Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Jersey to "ride through the Gunks." The route also happened to pass by Standardbred nursery Blue Chip Farms, which is nestled in the shadows of the Shawangunk Mountain ridgeline. Shawn Wiles, the Chapter's Vice President/Treasurer, as well as the National USHWA President, was equally pleased with the outcome. "Anytime you can raise money for the Track and Hall of Fame, and introduce new people to Harness Racing...it's a 'win-win'" Door prizes from O'Tooles Harley-Davidson in Wurtsboro and the new Resorts World Casino in Monticello added significantly to the grand prize of $500 cash for the best poker hand. Having enjoyed a great turnout, along with such overwhelmingly positive feedback from the participants, the prospects of turning the Iron Horse Poker Run into an annual event are stronger than ever. The primary beneficiaries of the funds raised by the Chapter through this new affair, in addition to their annual Awards Banquet, have always been the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and Goshen Historic Track...two distinct entities that share the same hallowed ground and a mutual purpose of preserving and promoting harness racing. Matinee harness racing at Goshen Historic Track begins this weekend on Sunday, June 3rd and continues for the following two Sundays (June 10 & 17). The Harness Racing Museum is open with free admission, Tuesday through Sunday. Four days of Grand Circuit racing begins Friday, June 29, with Hall of Fame Day slated for Sunday, July 1, concurrent with Goshen's Great American Weekend. by Chris Tully for the Iron Horse Poker Run           

William Henry MacMullin, a retired resident farrier and horseman at Blue Chip Farms in Wallkill, NY and a longtime resident of Ulster County passed away on March 24, 2018 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown at the age of 87. "Henry" was a longtime resident farrier and horseman at Blue Chip Farms during the late 1970's, 80's and 90's and was responsible for the care of Hall of Fame stallions Most Happy Fella and On The Road Again during their stud careers. Over those decades MacMullin was responsible for the hoof care of thousands of horses, including top broodmares Albaquel, Adore, Peaches N Cream and Treasure Blue Chip and the entire herd of mares, foals and yearlings at the farm. Son of the late Daniel and Margaret Campbell MacMullin, he was born in Cape Briton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada on November 25, 1930. He also worked many years on the race track and was associated with such notable horsemen as Clint Hodgins and Howard Okusko. He was a longtime member of the United States Trotting Association (USTA), as well as the NYS Trotting Assn. and was named 1977 Horseman of the Year. Survivors include his wife Connie and his children Norman Eaton (Barbara) of Michigan, Gregory MacMullin of NY, Michael MacMullin (Melisa) of Fla., Teresa Geisler (John) of Tenn., Christopher MacMullin (Irene) of Va., Henry MacMullin (Kelly) of NJ and Mary MacVean (Jamie) of NY. He was also survived by brothers and sisters Angus, John, Barbara and Douglas along with 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters Martha and Chris and brothers Charlie and Roddy. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY (harnessmuseum.com) and the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org).                

Goshen, NY - The Monticello-Goshen Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association, an organization that has been raising money for local harness horse racing venues for the past six decades, will sponsor the inaugural Iron Horse Motorcycle Poker Run to benefit Goshen Historic Track and the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Chapter Vice President/Secretary Janet Terhune noted, "We are thrilled to host this exciting inaugural event, the Iron Horse Poker Run, which will bring well over 100 new visitors to the Museum and introduce them to Harness Racing." The Harness Racing Museum in Goshen has been selected as the home base for the ride, a 70-mile loop with three additional checkpoints located throughout Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties; O'Toole's Harley-Davidson in Wurtsboro, the Mountain Brauhaus in Gardiner, and the Angry Orchard in Walden. Terhune, the Museum's Director, continued, "We will serve the participants brunch in our beautiful Haughton Hall during the event registration, and welcome them back for prizes, raffles and additional refreshments following the run. This is a great opportunity for harness racing to reach out to a relatively untapped demographic that enjoy taking part in benefit activities." Shawn Wiles, the Chapter's Vice President/Treasurer agreed. "Once this event becomes popular, it will grow into a great kick-off for the Goshen Historic Track season, with matinee racing beginning the following weekend in the 'Cradle of the Trotter.' A donation of $20 for all partakers includes food and refreshments before and after ride, as well as door prizes, raffles, 50/50's, and a grand prize of $500 for the best poker hand. Although motorcycles are preferred, cars, trucks and vans are also welcome. Registration and brunch starts at 10:30 am at the Harness Racing Museum, 240 Main St., Goshen. Kickstands up at 12 noon. The primary beneficiaries of the funds raised by the Chapter are the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and Goshen Historic Track...two distinct entities that share the same hallowed ground and a mutual purpose of preserving and promoting harness racing. Lifetime donations by the Chapter to these iconic organizations are approaching $100,000. For more information about the Iron Horse Poker Run go to ironhorsepokerrun.com or contact Chris Tully attullytrot@yahoo.com or call 845-807-7538. by Chris Tully for the Iron Horse Poker Run  

Goshen, NY - Spend time with Mom crafting fun and making memories at the Harness Racing Museum on Saturday, May 12th from 10:30 am -12:00 pm. Make her mother's day gift together - decorate a model mare and foal with their own barn home and fence. All craft supplies will be provided just bring Mom and enjoy. Don't forget to shake things up with a ride on the Museum's harness racing 3-D simulator too. At just $15 per kit this event promises to be both creative and affordable for all ages. Preregistration required by May 4th and space is limited. Programs are made possible with support from the USTA, NYS Agriculture & Horse Development Fund and the NYS Council on the Arts. For further information about the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, the Museum's educational workshops or children's birthday parties, please contact the Education Department at 845-294-6330 or e-mail at education@harnessmuseum.com, or visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com. The Museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, except Mondays. Kristin Roberts

Goshen, NY - Bring the kids ages 3-12 to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm for a fun-filled morning of seasonally oriented crafts, horse-themed games, egg hunt and a ride on the Harness Racing 3-D Simulator, all for only $5.00 per child - and parents are free! Spring is an exciting time when nature comes to life and fills with color! During this event children will decorate a Spring tin for their candy and trinkets, print with real horseshoes to create a flower design, hunt for eggs, enjoy tasty cookies, play horsey-themed games, and everyone will get a ride on the world's only Harness Racing 3-D Simulator! There will be many eggs to search for in the courtyard or around the Museum, depending on the weather. The egg hunts begin at 12:00 pm, divided by age groups - and every egg is a winner! Art supplies are limited, first come first served. Programs are made possible with support from the NYS Agriculture & Horse Development Fund and the NYS Council on the Arts. For further information about the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, the Museum's educational workshops or children's birthday parties, please contact the Education Department at 845-294-6330 or e-mail at education@harnessmuseum.com. For information on all the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame events, please visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com. The museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, except Mondays.  

Goshen, NY - Time is running out for members of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame to submit Immortal nominations for the Class of 2018! All Museum members have the privilege of nominating persons and horses who they feel have made a significant contribution to the sport of harness racing. The nominees must be deceased at least three years to be eligible for consideration. Nominations must include a complete biography of the subject and detailed harness racing career statistics, when applicable. Nominations must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2018. They may be emailed on or before that date to director@harnessmuseum.com or mailed to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924. NOTE: Nominees selected by the Immortals Committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in 2018 will be inducted in July 2019. Janet Terhune  

Goshen, NY –Visit the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY on Sunday, February 18th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm for a presentation and activities related to understanding the effects of winter weather on horses. Participate in experiments that explain and illustrate the stress that cold wet weather can impose. To add to the fun, bring your favorite model horse and design a felt blanket of your own design and ride the 3-D simulator. The cost is $5 for this event and free to current 4-H members. For further information about the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, the Museum’s educational workshops or children’s birthday parties, please contact the Education Department 845-294-6330 or email education@harnessmuseum.com.  The Museum is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. For information on all the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame special events, education programs or gift shop services, please call (845) 294-6330 or visit our website www.harnessmuseum.com.   The Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.    

Goshen, NY - Bring the kids to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY on Saturday, February 10th from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm for a fun-filled Valentine's Day celebration.   Children participate in crafts, play games and ride the 3-D simulator. Decorate a card for your loved ones and make a horsey treasure box for your sweet treat gift!   Children will engage in fun games like Wagon Wheels, Clean the Stall and Horseshoe Toss.   The event will be topped off with a heart-pounding ride on our 3-D Harness Racing Simulator.   Children are $4 and parents are free. For further information about the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, the Museum's educational workshops or children's birthday parties, please contact the Education Department 845-294-6330 or email education@harnessmuseum.com. For information on all the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame events, please visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com. The museum is located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY and is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Kristin Roberts

The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2018 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. Annual members voted for the two horses they felt best exemplified greatness. Their choices are stallions Cantab Hall and Western Ideal. The other nominees were Chapter Seven, Mister Big and Presidential Ball. Cantab Hall and Western Ideal will be inducted on Hall of Fame Day, Sunday, July 1st, 2018. The ceremonies honoring these extraordinary Standardbred horses will take place during the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame's annual dinner. For information on the Hall of Fame weekend and other festivities surrounding this important occasion visit www.harnessmuseum.com from April 2018 onward or call or write the Museum at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924. Phone: 845-294-6330. Standardbreds are only eligible for nomination to harness racing's highest accolade if they comply with the following strict criteria: They must be retired from racing for five years and had a drug-free career. In addition, racehorses must have won 75% of their lifetime starts, or gone undefeated in a single season campaign of 12 or more races, or been the winner of $3 million lifetime or named Harness Horse of the Year (US and/or Canada). Stallions must rank among the 10 all-time leading money-winning sires at their gait or have sired at least 100 $200,000 winners or been a leading money-winning sire at his gait in three or more seasons. Broodmares are no longer automatically elected. CANTAB HALL (Nominated as Stallion) 3,1:54 ($1,442,303) Bay Horse, 2001 (Self Possessed - Canland Hall - Garland Lobell) As a two-year-old in 2003, Cantab Hall won all 10 of his starts, earning $461,337, and was voted Dan Patch Two-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year and Trotter of the Year. Major victories included the Breeders Crown, American-National, International Stallion Stakes and the Bluegrass. In his sophomore season, Cantab Hall finished on the board in 11 of 13 starts while earning $980,966. His major victory came in his second American-National win. As a stallion, Cantab Hall was the leading sire at his gait for 3 consecutive years (2012-2014), as well as in 2016 and 2017. He has sired winners of over $73 million to date, including 8 millionaires, with 204 $100,000 winners and 138 in 1:55. His most successful offspring include 2013 Dan Patch and O'Brien Two-Year-Old and 2014 Dan Patch Three-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year, world champion Father Patrick 3,1:50.2f ($2,558,133), winner of the 2013 Breeders Crown, Wellwood Memorial and Peter Haughton Memorial, and the 2014 Canadian Trotting Classic, Breeders Crown, Beal Memorial, Zweig Memorial and Stanley Dancer Memorial; world champion Wild Honey 3,1:50.4 ($1,589,235), winner of the 2015 Breeders Crown, Hambletonian Oaks, PA Sire Stakes Final and Kentucky Filly Futurity; and world champion Explosive Matter 3,1:52.3 ($1,510,542), winner of the 2008 Matron Stakes and the 2009 Colonial and Bluegrass. As a broodmare sire, Cantab Hall has sired the dams of winners of over $15 million to date, with two millionaires, Dan Patch and O'Brien Two-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year and world champion, Southwind Frank 3,1:52.1 ($1,950,887), winner of the 2015 Breeders Crown, Peter Haughton Memorial and William Wellwood Memorial, and the 2016 Colonial and Earl Beal Jr. Memorial; and 2016 Dan Patch and O'Brien Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year Ariana G 3,1:51.1 ($1,867,657), winner of the 2016 and 2017 Breeders Crown and 2017 Hambletonian Oaks. WESTERN IDEAL (Nominated as Stallion) p,5,1:48 ($1,455,422) Bay Horse, 1995 (Western Hanover - Leah Almahurst - Abercrombie) World champion pacer Western Ideal raced in 1997, 1999 and 2000. As a five-year-old in 2000, Western Ideal had his career season, winning the Breeders Crown, William R. Haughton Memorial, Canadian Pacing Derby and the Graduate Series. In his Breeders Crown victory, Western Ideal set a new world record 1:48 for five-year-old and older Standardbreds on a mile track. He was voted 2000 Dan Patch Older Pacing Horse of the Year. As a stallion, Western Ideal has sired winners of over $121 million, with 187 $200,000 winners and 12 millionaires to date. They include 2005 Horse of the Year and Hall of Fame Immortal Rocknroll Hanover p,3,1:48.3 ($2,754,038); 2009 Adios winner and world champion Vintage Master p,4,1:48.1f ($2,160,953); 2010 Matron Stakes winner and world champion Krispy Apple p,6,1:48.4f ($1,905,676); 2005 Woodrow Wilson winner Western Ace p,4,1:48.4 ($1,891,133); New Jersey Sire Stakes star Dial Or Nodial p,5,1:48.3f ($1,752,815); 2014 Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year Artspeak p,3,1:47.4 ($1,625,869); and 2010 Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year and world champion Big Jim p,2,1:49.1s ($1,541,924). As a broodmare sire, Western Ideal has sired the dams of winners of over $54 million to date, with 5 millionaires: 2014 Dan Patch and O'Brien Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year, world champion McWicked p,3,1:47.3f ($2,235,762); 2015 Canadian Pacing Derby winner, O'Brien Horse of the Year and world champion State Treasurer p,6,1:47 ($1,908,424); 2010 Two-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year, 2011 Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year and world champion See You At Peelers p,3,1:49.2f ($1,573,260); 2017 North America Cup winner Fear The Dragon p,3,1:48.4s ($1,492,782); and 2015 O'Brien Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year Solar Sister p,4,1:49.4f ($1,012,209). Janet Terhune

Do you have a breeding that you won't be using this harness racing season? We have a home for it! We are lining up our stallion roster for the 2018 season and invite you to put your breedings to work for the benefit of all - the breeding donor, the mare owner and the Harness Racing Museum. If you have not participated in this unique and important fundraiser by donating a breeding or placing a bid and would like more information, please contact Joanne Young at development@harnessmuseum.com or 845-294-6330. A complete list of the 2018 stallions, conditions and bid form will be posted this week at www.harnessmuseum.com under the Fundraisers tab. There is no limit on the number of breedings we will happily accept and in return we promise professional, dedicated attention to making the best possible arrangements. We want to thank those of you who have donated a breeding. To date the list of stallions includes Always A Virgin, Artiscape, Big Bad John, Bring On The Beach, Cash Hall, Charlie De Vie, Class Included, Coraggioso, Deep Chip, Detour Hanover, Diamond Goal, Domethatagain, Dream Away, Dude's The Man, Four Starz Robro, Glidemaster, Heston Blue Chip, Holiday Road, JK Endofanera, Lis Mara, Long Tom, Lucky Chucky, Manningly, Mister Big, Philos Hanover, Political Briefing, Possess The Will, Proper Respect, Royal Mattjesty, Sebastian K, So Surreal, Spring Goal, Stormin Norman, Thinking Out Loud, Third Straight, Triumphant Caviar, Well Said, Western Vintage, We Will See, Whataworkout and Yankee Cruiser. If you have a breeding, or know someone not using a breeding, and want to donate to this important fundraiser please contact Joanne as soon as possible. The list of stallions and conditions will be available online, and via The Horseman And Fair World. The list will be updated as additional breedings are donated - please check the Museum website under the Fundraisers tab. Bids on these breedings must be called in, emailed or postmarked by Saturday, February 10, 2018. Any breedings not receiving successful bids may still be available after that date. We are happy to receive breedings throughout the spring and duplicate breedings are acceptable. Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

Do you have a harness racing breeding that you won't be using this season?   We have a home for it! We are lining up our stallion roster for the 2018 season and invite you to put your breedings to work for the benefit of all - the breeding donor, the mare owner and the Harness Racing Museum. Donated breedings help further the Museum's Mission - to protect the past, support the present and promote the future of our great sport. If you have a breeding, or know someone who does, and want to donate to this important fundraiser please contact Joanne Young at development@harnessmuseum.com or 845-294-6330 as soon as possible. The amount of the payment received for the stallion breeding may be considered as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes by the donor. A complete list of the 2018 stallions, conditions and bid form will be posted in late January at www.harnessmuseum.com under the Fundraisers tab, on line and in issues of The Horseman And Fair World. There is no limit on the number of breedings we will happily accept and in return we promise professional, dedicated attention to making the best possible arrangements. Bids on these breedings must be called in, emailed or postmarked by Saturday, February 10, 2018. Any breedings not receiving successful bids may still be available after that date. We want to thank those who have already donated for the upcoming breeding season. We are happy to receive breedings throughout the spring and duplicate breedings are acceptable. If you have not participated in this unique and important fundraiser by donating a breeding or placing a bid and would like more information, please contact Joanne Young at 845-294-6330 or development@harnessmuseum.com.  

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