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Goshen, NY - On October 28, 2016, John T. Mayo of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame was presented an Individual Award of Excellence by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) for dedication and service to New YorkState history. This peer-reviewed award program recognizes and commends exceptional individuals and projects which exemplify creativity and professional vision, resulting in a contribution to the preservation and interpretation of the history, culture and diversity of the region. As operations manager of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, John Mayo has contributed to the Museum's mission to preserve and celebrate harness racing's presence for more than nineteen years. Despite a number of additions and renovations which have augmented and enhanced the structure - which now totals 36,000 square feet - the original 1913 horse stable has remained virtually unchanged since its transformation into a museum in 1950. Preserving the stable and maintaining the more modern rooflines and facilities that connect to it are ongoing challenges for Mayo and the Museum staff. Mayo also supervises the Museum's education department and junior docent program. A favorite of his fellow staff members, Mayo is regarded as an outstanding ambassador for the Museum and much deserving of this award. The Greater Hudson Heritage Network serves the museum and history communities as a catalyst to advance professional standards and practices, build capacity of organizations to meet their missions, and create a network of effective and professional stewards. John Mayo and other awardees were honored on Friday, October 28 at GHHN's annual conference, convened this year at Locust Grove Historic Estate in Poughkeepsie, NY. For further information about the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, the Museum's school programs, educational workshops or children's birthday parties, please contact the Education Department at 845-294-6330 or email at education@harnessmuseum.com. The Museum which 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, is currently offering free admission for walk-in visitors and $4.00/person for group docent-guided tours. For information on all the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame special events or gift shop services, please visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com. The Museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

Goshen, NY - Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and learn about the little known and shortest railroad in our region, the E.H. Harriman Incline Railroad. Alex Prizgintas, a junior at Monroe Woodbury High School, local history buff and seasoned presenter will provide an overview of the history of this private railway. Built in 1904 by railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman to help in the construction of his mansion, Arden House, it continued to serve the mansion into the 1920's transporting visitors and supplies up the mountain to Harriman's expansive estate. "The cut for the incline railroad can still be seen when you travel west on the Quickway and is one remaining clues about the history of our region" explains Alex. Prizgintas' lecture will feature over 100 images that tell the story of Harriman's arrival in Orange County, the purchase of more than 2,900 acres of land, and the arduous planning and construction of Arden House and some of the surrounding properties. Dinner, dessert and soft beverages included. Admission is $20 - Museum Members $18. Reservations Required. Please call 845-294-6330 for reservations by noon, October 24, 2016. 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 located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY and is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Fall Dinner & Lecture Series "Stone Arches, Rock Cuts, and a Trip to the Summit," The Story of E.H. Harriman's Incline Railroad Presented by Alex Prizgintas Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY

HARRISBURG PA - Brian Sears, a "youthful veteran" of the sport of harness racing who stands fifth on the all-time list of moneywinning drivers and has driven some of the sport's greatest horses of the last 15 years to victories in championship races, has been elected to the sport's highest honor, the Hall of Fame, in balloting conducted by the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), the trade organization of harness journalists. In addition, Gordon Waterstone and Steve Wolf, two veteran harness publicists and writers whose careers share many similar highlights and awards though they never worked together directly, have been elected to the sport's Communicators Hall of Fame. Sears was named USHWA's Rising Star of the Year in 1991 and hasn't looked back. Sears, a 48-year-old native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who now resides in Secaucus, N.J., was at the top rungs of the driving colony of Vernon Downs, Pompano, Pocono, and The Meadows before moving eastward to the metro New York area a dozen years ago. He has continued to dominate on the toughest circuits in harness racing, winning multiple driving championships at the Meadowlands and also topping the charts at Yonkers Raceway. Sears entered Monday with 9,670 career wins, good for 14th place among all drivers in North American history. Among the horses that have helped boost his career driving earnings to $174 million all-time are three winners of the Horse of the Year title: Rocknroll Hanover in 2005, Muscle Hill in 2009, and Bee A Magician in 2013. Sears is the only driver to twice win the Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks on the same day, accomplishing the feat with Muscle Hill and Broadway Schooner in 2009 and again with Royalty For Life and Bee A Magician in 2013. He also won the Hambletonian in 2015 with Pinkman in his only drive behind the horse that season. The sport's Driver of the Year in 2009, Sears has won 26 Breeders Crown titles, good for No. 4 on the all-time wins list in the series. Horses driven by Sears have earned more than $10 million in the series, which is among the top five in history. Waterstone was for many years the publicist for Hazel Park in Detroit, also working at other area racetracks, before becoming associate editor of The Horseman And Fair World, which was a magazine when Waterstone started and for whom he wrote two John Hervey Award-winning stories, before becoming a multimedia enterprise in recent years. Wolf was a publicist for several tracks in the immediate area of his native New Jersey (Freehold Raceway 13 years, Brandywine Raceway and Liberty Bell Park) and for the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey before "shipping south" to Pompano Park in Florida, rising through the ranks to become senior director of racing operations, until starting his own consulting agency. He also served on the Board, including as president, of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. The parallels in the careers of Wolf and Waterstone are striking. Both first entered the communications end of the industry in 1979. Both have been president of USHWA and both have won that organization's Member of the Year (Wolf twice, the first to earn that distinction); both currently serve as their USHWA chapter's president. Both have won the Harness Publicists Association's Allen J. Finkelson Golden Pen Award for outstanding lifetime achievement in promoting harness racing, and both have won the Clyde Hirt Media Award from Harness Horsemen's International. Both have chaired several important USHWA committees, and are teaming again for the 2017 USHWA annual convention and Dan Patch Award Banquet: Waterstone on the Location Committee and on-site planner/negotiator, and Wolf on the Dinner Committee, which he has chaired 15 times. That USHWA event, to be held at the Planet Hollywood casino in Las Vegas on February 25-26 of next year, will be the first introduction of Sears, Waterstone, and Wolf as the newest members of the Halls of Fame. The formal induction ceremony will be held at the Hall of Fame dinner at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y., on Sunday, July 2, 2017. Hall of Fame voting is conducted among eligible USHWAns and members of the Hall of Fame; Communicators Hall of Famers are voted on by all members of the Harness Writers Association. by Ken Weingartner, for Harness Racing Communications  

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame's popular traveling exhibit, "The Story of Harness Racing by Currier & Ives," will be on display in the Jugette Barn on the Delaware County Fairgrounds, Delaware, Ohio, September 18-22, 2016. Made possible by the generous support of Burke Racing Stable LLC, the exhibit's 33 reproduction prints illustrate, in an artful way, the birth of the sport of harness racing and its early accomplishments. Prints depicting great trotting horses, bucolic mid-19th century scenes, and comedic adventures convey a picturesque view of Americana prior to the advent and development of photography. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity for a glimpse at our sport's past in these colorful prints displayed in an ideal historical setting. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, NY and is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Thanks to U.S. Trotting Association support, the Museum is currently offering free admission for walk-in visitors and group docent-guided tours at a minimal charge per person. For additional information about the Museum, its membership program, special events and educational programs, please call 845-294-6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com. Additional funding provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Janet Terhune

As the harness racing season heads into the fall at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the annual search for grey or roan pacers begins for the Grey Ghost and Poltergeist Pace. This year the event will be scheduled for Monday, October 31st, Halloween night, the perfect setting for the ghostly greys. The race will once again be sponsored by the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY, and Pocono is lending a hand to help raise money for the Greyhound Exhibit at the Museum, honoring the great Trotter, by selling a collectible Greyhound wristband that evening.  The museum will also have a display and gift shop in the racing lobby. The winning horse will be presented with his or her trophy by children of Pocono horsemen in costume, and the Winner’s Circle is sporting spooky decor to set the mood for the race.  The “Witching Hour” for the Grey Ghost and Poltergeist will be the 13th race of the evening. Post time for the 1st race of the card is 4:30pm. Anyone interested in being a part of this fun event with their grey or roan should contact Jennifer Starr at 570-831-2195. ***According to the U.S. Trotting Association, the governing body of harness racing, less than five percent of all harness horses are grey in color.  The most famous was the former world champion trotter and Hambletonian winner, Greyhound. Jennifer Starr

The Harness Racing Museum's gift shop staff is again bringing a great selection of harness racing giftwares, books, toys and clothing to the Meadowlands on Hambletonian Day. Conveniently located on the first floor just outside the Simulcast Room, be sure to stop by and support the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and pick-up a new souvenir at the same time. Loads of merchandise, both new and old favorites including items for the youngest racing fan to the seasoned horseperson will be available. You will also be able to purchase a brick or paver to celebrate your winning horse or to remember someone special; forms will be available for you to personalize your selection. If you need to renew your museum membership or join for the first time, you can conveniently take care of if while you are at the track. Even if you are not in the mood to shop, please stop by to say hello - we are always happy to see familiar faces and chat with you. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, NY, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last tour 4 p.m.). Thanks to USTA support, the Museum is currently offering free admission for walk-in visitors and group docent-guided tours at a minimal charge per person. For additional information about the Museum, its membership program, special events and educational programs, call (845) 294-6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com. The history of harness racing lives here. Janet Terhune

The generosity and support of the harness racing community has helped raise much needed funds for the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and the Standardbred Retirement Foundation at the Hambletonian Casino Night held August 1st at the New Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ.   Sponsored and strongly supported by The Hambletonian Society and The New Meadowlands Racetrack, the evening included not just great table games and a poker tournament, but wonderful food and terrific raffle prizes. A very hearty thanks to our major sponsors Pinkman Ownership (Takter, Fielding, Fielding, McClelland, Liverman), Control The Moment Stable, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, Arden Homestead Stables, Joe Bellino: owner of Pet Rock & Rock N Roll Heaven, Burke Racing Stable and Marc & Marcia Goldberg. We also thank Roberts Communications Network and Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment for providing the grand prize for the poker tournament, a 3-night/4-day trip for two to Las Vegas including airfare, first class hotel accommodation, show tickets and a generous food/beverage allowance.   We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the following sponsors: Mullinax Ford, The Hambletonian Society, Charles Iannazzo, Tony Alagna, Scott Zeron, Dave & Misty Miller, Yannick Gingras, Corey Callahan, Julie & Andy Miller, Jonas & Christine Czernyson, Jim Marohn, Jr. and Ira and Ben Wallach.   Some of the sought after raffle items included the use of a luxury suite for 6 people for a New York Yankees game courtesy of the New York Yankees and Brian Cashman, tickets to the Syracuse – Notre Dame football game, an iPad mini, Apple TV, Fitbit, Samsung Galaxy tablet, signed Yankees memorabilia, Bradford Portrait package and much more.   This event was so successful and enjoyable that it will likely be repeated next year. Check with the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and the Standardbred Retirement Foundation for more information next year.   Janet Terhune

Goshen, NY - The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame announces tickets may now be purchased online for the Hambletonian Casino Night and Poker Tournament to be held Monday (August 1) at Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, N.J. The charity event follows the Hambletonian Post Position Draw scheduled for 4:00 at the same location. Proceeds will benefit the Standardbred Retirement Foundation and the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. Dinner tickets are $50 per person and include dinner, dessert, open bar and $25 in casino chips. As always, there will be many fantastic raffle prizes available and additional casino chips may be purchased through the night. Dinner and open bar open at 5:30 p.m. Poker tournament only is $100 per person with limited seats available. While a dinner ticket is not required to play poker, the Trifecta Special offers dinner with bar, casino and poker for $125. The chip leader will receive a three-night, four-day trip for two to Las Vegas, including round-trip airfare, first-class hotel accommodations, food/beverage allowance and show tickets. The poker tournament begins at 6:30 p.m. Sponsorships are available; if interested contact Janet Terhune or John Mayo at the Museum. To purchase dinner tickets or poker entries online through Ticket Leap click HERE. Poker players may also purchase tickets online or email admin@srfmail.com or operations@harnessmuseum.com to reserve a spot. For further information please contact the Museum at 845-294-6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com.

Goshen, NY - The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame announces Robert Boni as the newly-elected member to the Board of Trustees. Bob is the founder and president of Northwood Bloodstock Agency, a full service sales agency established in 1980. A long time member and friend of the Museum, Bob adds his considerable knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for the sport of harness racing to the leadership of this institution. For further information please contact the Museum at 845-294-6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, NY and is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (last tour 4:00 pm). Thanks to U.S. Trotting Association support, the Museum is currently offering free admission for walk-in visitors and group docent-guided tours at a minimal charge per person. For additional information about the Museum, its membership program, special events and educational programs, please call 845-294-6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com. Janet Terhune

Driver Brian Sears, a third generation horseman, is the sole nominee on the ballot in voting for the 2017 Harness Racing Hall of Fame. The Harness Racing Hall of Fame screening committee met this past weekend in Goshen and reviewed nominations from 11 chapters of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA). Sears was the only candidate to make the ballot. The ballot will be sent to 223 members of USHWA and existing Hall of Fame inductees in August. A nominee must receive 75% of votes cast to be inducted in to the Hall of Fame. Results will be announced when tabulated. Sears, who plies his trade primarily on the east coast, has 9,601 wins in nearly 50,000 starts. He has exceeded $10 million in annual purse earnings nine times for a total of just over $172 million. He concluded another outstanding driving year in 2015 with the highlights including capturing his third Hambletonian win with Pinkman and grabbing divisional Dan Patch Award honors behind the great trotting mare Bee A Magician. Sears has driving wins in classic races such as 10 of the 12 divisions of the Breeders Crown, Hambletonian, Little Brown Jug, Kentucky Futurity, Meadowlands Pace, North America Cup, Yonkers Trot, Messenger, Cane, Adios, Battle of Brandywine, Canadian Trotting Classic, Metro, Stanley Dancer, Del Miller and Canadian Pacing Classic. He has been the primary driver on three Dan Patch Harness Horses of the Year, Muscle Hill in 2009 and Bee A Magician in 2013 plus Rocknroll Hanover in 2005. Racing has been a family affair for Sears. His father, Jay, won more than 1,400 races and purses of over $3.3 million. Brian's grandfather, the late Gene Sears, was also a 1,000-plus race winner who won $1.7 million in purses during his career. by Ellen Harvey for Harness Racing Communications

A reminder that this Sunday, July 3 is Hall of Fame Day at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen, New York. Tickets to attend Sunday evening's Hall of Fame Dinner can still be had. Individual tickets are $125. Call the Museum at 845-294-6330 for information. There will be live harness racing at neighboring Goshen Historic Track Friday through Monday, July 1-4, including the classic Hall of Fame Invitational Trot on Sunday, Hall of Fame Day. Post time is 1:00 each day. Admission is $5 and children 12 and under are free. If you can't make it to Goshen this weekend, watch live streaming video of the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies at the USTA's website at www.ustrotting.com. Festivities begin at 7:00 p.m. ET. While you're online, visit the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame's new, redesigned website at www.harnessmuseum.com. Museum news, Hall of Famer biographies and historic harness racing photographs make up just some of the updated content you can explore at our informative new site. From the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

Freehold, NJ --- The village of Goshen, N.Y., so enmeshed with the history of harness racing that a trotter is emblazoned on their police cars, is the center of the harness racing world over July 4th weekend each year. The village, with tree-lined streets dotted by historic homes, is just 65 miles from New York City and will be the site of inductions to the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame and host of a race meet at adjacent Historic Track on July 1, 2, 3 and 4. Four days of harness racing fun will be complemented by the 35th annual Great American Weekend celebration on Saturday and Sunday (July 2 and 3) at the town green, a short walk from the Museum and Track. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday (July 2) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday (July 3), the nine acre town green will feature 100-plus craft booths, creative food offerings of every description and entertainment. On July 1, racing kicks off with a day of New York-bred pacing colts and fillies, with a 1 p.m. post time at Goshen Historic Track, located at 44 Park Place. Racing has taken place at Historic Track since 1838. Admission is $5 for adults and includes a program, children 12 and younger are free. The Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, housed in a century-old converted Tudor carriage house, adjacent to the track at 240 Main St., opens at 10 a.m. every day except a few major holidays and closes at 5 p.m. Admission is always free. On July 2, racing at Historic Track resumes at 1 p.m. with Landmark Stakes races and a visit from goodwill ambassador Whiskey Pete, a retired pacer with nearly a half million dollars in winnings. The 9-year-old is now a riding horse and babysitter for yearlings. He will greet guests behind the grandstand and accept pats after races one, three, five and seven on Saturday. July 3 is Hall of Fame day, with inductions of horsemen Charlie Keller and Bruce Nickells set to take place at the Museum on Sunday evening and New York-bred trotters at Historic Track. Hall of Fame drivers will be featured in the $10,000 Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Sr. Memorial Trot and they'll meet fans and sign photos after the race. This year, the driver lineup is Carmine Abbatiello, John Campbell, Wally Hennessey, David Miller, Bill O'Donnell, Dave Palone, Jimmy Takter and Ron Waples. Racing at Historic Track concludes on July 4, with a 1 p.m. post time and New York-bred county fair races on the card. With the help of a U.S. Trotting Association Fair marketing grant, there will be special drawings for residents within walking distance of the track. The Goshen 4H Horse and Pony Club teamed up to give each household within walking distance to the track a coupon to deposit on July 4 for gift card drawings for area businesses. by Ellen Harvey, Harness Racing Communications

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced that broodmare Solveig will be inducted into the Living Horse Hall of Fame, having met the qualifications for broodmares. Solveig will be inducted along with Muscle Hill, Real Desire and broodmare Arl's Troublemaker on Hall of Fame Day, Sunday, July 3rd, 2016. The ceremonies honoring these extraordinary Standardbred horses will take place during the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame's annual dinner. For information on Hall of Fame weekend and other festivities surrounding this important occasion visit www.harnessmuseum.com or call the Museum at 845-294-6330. Solveig Bay Mare, 2002 4,1:54.4f ($820,791) Yankee Glide - Exquisite Amanda - American Winner Broodmare Solveig was foaled on May 18, 2002 in Lexington, Kentucky. Bred by Tom Crouch, Solveig raced from 2004 to 2007, earning $820,791. The progeny that qualified Solveig for the Hall of Fame are Shake It Cerry 3,1:51.2 ($2,497,785), Uncle Lasse 3,1:51.4f ($931,268) and Dontyouforgetit 3,1:52.1f ($598,049). To date, Solveig has produced five colts and 2 fillies, with five starters and earnings of $4,336,865. (USTA statistics)  

Known as "Hurricane Hannah" for having taken amateur harness racing by storm, Hannah Miller has been named the 2016 Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame Amateur Driving Champion. Amateur drivers from driving clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada compete for the Museum's Amateur Driving Championship. It is won each year by the amateur driver donating the most driver's commissions to the Museum. Previous winners are Edward B. Rudner (1995), Bud Hatfield (1996, 1999 & 2000), Joe Pennacchio (1997), Lella McIlmurray (1998), Alan Schwartz (2001), Robert Krivelin (2002 & 2004), Gene Miller (2003), Scott Woogen (2005), Dein Spriggs (2006), Tony Verruso (2008), Todd Whitney (2010), Bob Hechkoff (2013), Steve Oldford (2009, 2011, 2012, 2014 & 2015). In 2015 Hannah Miller drove at 21 different racetracks in the United States and Canada and represented the U.S. in an international amateur driving competition in Majorca, Spain. She is a member of multiple amateur driving clubs and dominated in the 2015 C.K.G. Billings Series, finishing as the combined points champion and winning the east region final at Pocono Downs. Her 32 driving victories are the most ever in a single season in recorded amateur racing. In September 2016, Miller will represent the U.S. in the international amateur World Cup in Budapest, Hungary. The Harness Racing Museum will recognize Miller with a perpetual trophy naming her 2016 Museum Amateur Champion and a portrait that will be presented to her at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony July 3, 2016. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, New York and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last tour 4:00 p.m.) Thanks to US Trotting Association support the Museum is currently offering free admission for walk-in visitors and $4.00/person for group docent-guided tours. For information on the Museum, special events, gift shop services and educational programs the Museum offers, please call 845.294.6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com. John Manzi  

Before heading to the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade, join us for an open-house family workshop on Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame located at 240 Main Street, Goshen. Children ages 3-12 will make a craft, play horsey-themed games and will take a ride on the Harness Racing 3D Simulator. Everyone is invited to enjoy cookies, tea & hot chocolate. All for only $5 per child; and adults are free. This is an open-house event; no reservations are necessary; you may come and go as you please. After the workshop, stake out a spot for the parade, which begins at 2:00 pm. Children will begin by creating their own Lucky Horseshoe noise maker that they can carry and shake while watching the parade pass by the Museum. Following the craft, staff will then lead kids through a series of fun games and Seamus McGee, our Irish Standardbred mascot, will make an appearance, so bring your camera! Cross the finish line with an exciting ride on the Harness Racing 3D Simulator. Tasty cookies, tea and toasty hot chocolate will be served in Haughton Hall. Before leaving, visit the museum gift shop for a wide selection of horse related items and take advantage of an added bonus with a reduction of 20% off selected green items in the shop. You may even find yourself something green to wear at the parade! For more information, please call (845) 294-6330. For further information about 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 located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY and is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Kristin Roberts

Goshen, NY - Time is running out for members of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame to submit Immortal nominations for the Class of 2016! All Museum members, in good standing, 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 THREE years or more 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, 2016. 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 2016 will be inducted in July 2017. Last year in July, the Immortals Nominating Committee announced that the trustees of the Museum had endorsed the election of the mare Princess and driver/trainer Carl Allen. On Sunday, July 3, 2016, "Hall of Fame Day," these significant contributors to the sport of harness racing will be inducted into the Hall of Immortals during ceremonies held under the tent on the Museum lawn. Carl Allen's homebred Royal Troubador, winner of the 1990 Yonkers Trot, was the sire of 1995 Horse of the Year, Hall of Famer CR Kay Suzie. In 1994 Allen was voted Glen Garnsey Trainer of the Year and received the New Jersey USHWA Chapter's Stanley Dancer Award in 1996. In 1997 he was inducted into the Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame. John Hervey wrote that Princess "unquestionably ranks among the greatest mares of trotting history." The dam of foundation sire Happy Medium, Princess (1846 - 1877) is perhaps best known for her 1859 series of races against Immortal Flora Temple. If you would like further information on this year's induction ceremonies to be held in Goshen, NY on July 3, 2016 and the events leading up to it, please contact the Museum at 845-294-6330 or visit our website, www.harnessmuseum.com. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, NY and is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (last tour 4:00 pm). Thanks to U.S. Trotting Association support the Museum is currently offering free admission for walk-in visitors and group docent-guided tours at a minimal charge per person. For additional information about the Museum, its membership program, special events and educational programs, please call 845-294-6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com. Janet Terhune

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