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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

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is pleased to announce an exceptional roster of stallions for the 2016 breeding auction. Stallions standing their first year include Sebastian K, Coraggioso, Flex The Muscle, Class Included and Thinking Out Loud. By state and gait Ohio's trotting sires are Break The Bank K, Coraggioso, Flex The Muscle and Stormin Normand. The pacing gait is represented by Dragon Again, McArdle, Mister Big, Powerful Toy, Shark Gesture, Three Olives, Western Vintage, We Will See and Yankee Cruiser. New York trotting sires available for services are Crazed, Deweycheatumnhowe, Lucky Chucky, Manningly and Mutineer. The pacing sires are Heston Blue Chip, So Surreal and Third Straight. Pennsylvania provides trotters Detour Hanover, Sebastian K and Winning Mister. The pacing gait is represented by A Rocknroll Dance, Philos Hanover and Well Said. Ontario is represented by trotting sires Angus Hall, Glidemaster and Holiday Road and pacing stallions Badlands Hanover, Big Jim and Thinking Out Loud. Maryland trotter Charlie De Vie is available, while Rusty's For Real and Totally Western are pacing stallions offered. Indiana offers trotters Class Included and Encore Encore and pacers Always A Virgin and Real Desire. Delaware provides trotter CR Commando and pacing sire Dream Away. Income raised by the auction, over $640,000 over the past 17 years, supports the Museum's General Operating Fund. It helps to ensure quality services, special exhibitions, traveling exhibits, promotional support and educational programming for children and adults. Our efforts also help to encourage new owners and fans! For additional information on the auction, to donate breedings, or to receive a complete list of stallions and conditions for bidding, please contact Joanne Young at 845.294.6330, development@harnessmuseum.com. Bids must be postmarked by February 13, 2016. It would be helpful to call or email Joanne to let her know that your bid is in the mail. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, N.Y. 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 please call 845.294.6330.  

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 2016 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. Annual members (in good standing) voted for the two horses they felt best exemplified greatness. Their choices are racehorses Muscle Hill and Real Desire. The other nominees were Credit Winner, Mr Muscleman and Yankee Glide. Broodmare Arl's Troublemaker will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame, having met the qualifications for broodmares. Muscle Hill, Real Desire and Arl's Troublemaker will be inducted 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 the Hall of Fame weekend and other festivities surrounding this important occasion visit www.harnessmuseum.com from April 2016 onward or call or write the Museum at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924. Phone: 845-294-6330. Standardbreds are eligible for nomination to harness racing's highest accolade only 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 automatically elected if they have produced a $1 million winner and two other winners of $500,000 OR produced a Harness Horse of the Year (US and/or Canada) and another $500,000 winner. THE 2016 LIVING HORSE HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES MUSCLE HILL (Nominated as Racehorse) 2,1:53.3; 3,1:50.1 ($3,273,342) Bay Horse, 2006 (Muscles Yankee - Yankee Blondie - American Winner) World champion trotter Muscle Hill raced in 2008-2009 and owns a lifetime record of 21-20-1-0. He continues to rank as the leading single-season moneywinning Standardbred ($2,456,041) of all time. Muscle Hill finished second in his freshman debut, a New Jersey Sire Stakes event, but never lost another race. Major two-year-old wins included the Peter Haughton Memorial, Bluegrass, International Stallion Stakes and the Breeders Crown, where he set a world record 1:53.3 for two-year-old trotting colts on a mile track. Muscle Hill finished the season with earnings of $817,301 and was voted 2008 Dan Patch Two-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year. Muscle Hill was undefeated in twelve starts as a three-year-old in 2009. Major victories included the Hambletonian, Canadian Trotting Classic, Breeders Crown, World Trotting Derby, Kentucky Futurity and American-National. His world record-equaling Hambletonian (1:50.1) is still the fastest ever. Muscle Hill's efforts earned him the titles of 2009 Dan Patch and O'Brien Horse of the Year, Dan Patch Trotter of the Year, and 2009 Dan Patch and O'Brien Three-Year-Old Trotting Colt of the Year. Muscle Hill was the first trotter to win Horse of the Year after an unbeaten season. With three crops racing, Muscle Hill has sired the winners of over $14 million, including 2014 Hambletonian winner Trixton 3,1:50.3 ($947,057) and Breeders Crown and Hambletonian elimination winner, world champion Mission Brief 2,1:50.3 ($1,426,687). REAL DESIRE (Nominated as Racehorse) p,4,1:48.2 ($3,159,814) Bay Horse, 1998 (Life Sign - Deadly Desire - Troublemaker) In three racing seasons (2000-2002), pacer Real Desire amassed over $3 million, clocked nine sub-1:50 victories and was honored with Horse of the Year awards in both the United States and Canada. At the time of his retirement, Real Desire was ranked third among the leading moneywinning pacers of all time and is currently ranked thirteenth. He recorded 25 wins out of 40 starts, finishing off the board only twice in his career. As a two-year-old in 2000, Real Desire was victorious in eight of his ten starts, including a division of the Champlain Stakes, the Nassagaweya Stake and the Kentucky Sire Stakes final, where he set a 1:50.4 world record mile for two-year-old pacers. During his 2001 sophomore season Real Desire continued to show brilliance with wins in the Meadowlands Pace, the Hoosier Cup, a division of the Bluegrass and the Breeders Crown final. He closed the season with a 17-7-7-2 record and earnings of $1,646,036 that have kept him among the top twenty single-season moneywinning pacers of all time. Real Desire's 2002 four-year-old season included wins at his second Breeders Crown final, the Canadian Pacing Derby and the U.S. Pacing Championship. He finished the season with a 13-10-1-1 record and $1,059,790 in earnings, and was elected 2002 Horse of the Year and Pacing Horse of the Year in both the U.S. and Canada. In 2008, Real Desire was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. As a stallion, Real Desire has total North American foal earnings of over $52 million, with 305 in 1:55 and 151 $100,000 winners. He is the sire of 2015 Dan Patch Pacing Horse, Canadian Pacing Derby and U.S. Pacing Championship winner State Treasurer p,6,1:47 ($1,804,358) and 2007 Little Brown Jug and North America Cup winner Tell All p,3,1:48.3 ($1,509,227). Real Desire is the broodmare sire of 2013 Dan Patch Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year and 2014 Meadowlands Pace winner, world champion He's Watching p,3,1:46.4 ($1,116,450). ARL'S TROUBLEMAKER (Broodmare) p,4,1:53.2 ($143,945) Bay Mare, 1992 Troublemaker - Kawartha Quality - Southampton V Broodmare Arl's Troublemaker was foaled on January 27, 1992 in Cream Ridge, New Jersey. Bred by Bernard Foti, Arl's Troublemaker raced from 1994 to 1998, earning $143,945. The progeny that qualified Arl's Troublemaker for the Hall of Fame are Art Maker p,1:49.1 ($1,036,217), Stock Market Wiz p,1:49.3 ($739,283) and Breakin The Law p,1:49.4 ($504,932). To date, Arl's Troublemaker has produced seven fillies and six colts, with eleven starters and earnings of $2,630,432. (USTA statistics) Janet Terhune  

Goshen, NY... Ballots for the 2016 inductees to the Living Horse Hall of Fame are in the mail. There is less than a month in which to vote - ballots must be postmarked by December 28, 2015. All members in good standing of the Harness Racing Museum are eligible to vote for TWO horses they feel exemplify greatness. The slate of eligible horses selected by the Living Horse Hall of Fame Nominating Committee follows. If members have not received their ballot by December 15 please contact Joanne Young at development@harnessmuseum.com or by phone at 845-294-6330 and one will be immediately sent to you. Only Museum members in good standing are eligible to vote for this prestigious award. The winners will be announced in January and inducted July 3, 2016. THE NOMINEES ARE: CREDIT WINNER (Nominated as Stallion) 2,1:57.4; 3,1:54 ($1,495,295) Brown Horse, 1997 (American Winner - Lawn Tennis - Armbro Goal) MR MUSCLEMAN (Nominated as Racehorse) 2,1:59; 3,1:53.3; 5,1:51.1s ($3,582,823) Bay Gelding, 2000 (Muscles Yankee - Meadowbranch Irene - Meadow Road) MUSCLE HILL (Nominated as Racehorse) 2,1:53.3; 3,1:50.1 ($3,273,342) Bay Horse, 2006 (Muscles Yankee - Yankee Blondie - American Winner) REAL DESIRE (Nominated as Racehorse) p,2,1:50.4; 3,1:49; 4,1:48.2 ($3,159,814) Bay Horse, 1998 (Life Sign - Deadly Desire - Troublemaker) YANKEE GLIDE (Nominated as Stallion) 2,1:56; 3,1:55.1 ($506,904) Bay Horse, 1994 (Valley Victory - Gratis Yankee - Speedy Crown) THE LIVING HORSE HALL OF FAME CRITERIA AS A RACEHORSE: Must have won 75% of its lifetime starts OR gone undefeated in a single season campaign of 12 or more races OR the winner of $3 million lifetime OR named Harness Horse of the Year (U.S. and/or Canada). AS A STALLION: Must rank among the 10 all-time leading moneywinning sires at his gait OR have sired at least 100 $200,000 winners OR the leading money-winning sire at his gait in three or more seasons AS A BROODMARE: Must have produced a $1 million winner and two other winners of $500,000 OR produced a Harness Horse of the Year (U.S. and/or Canada) and another $500,000 winner. Broodmares meeting the "broodmare category" criteria are automatically elected members of the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. If you are not a current member and would like to vote, call or email Joanne Young at development@harnessmuseum.com for a membership application, or obtain one online at http://www.harnessmuseum.com/pages/membership/membership.htm. Mail completed membership applications to The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY10924, or renew by calling 845-294-6330. You may also fax the form to 845-294-3463 or email it to Joanne. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main St. in Goshen, NY and is open daily from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Thanks to U.S. Trotting Association support, free admission is currently offered for walk-in visitors and $4.00/person for docent-guided group tours. Please feel free to contact us at 845-294-6330 or visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com.  

Goshen, NY - Bring the kids to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY on Saturday, December 12 from 11:30 am - 1:00 am for a fun-filled workshop to make a holiday horse wreath ornament for your tree, take advantage of a photo opportunity in a one-horse open sleigh with Hall of Fame Harry, and enjoy horsey related games, all for $5.00 per child - and parents are free! Celebrate an old-fashioned fun holiday and enjoy our beautiful Stable decorated for the holidays topped off with a ride on the Harness Racing 3-D Simulator. For further information about the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, the Museum's educational workshops or children's birthday parties, please call the Education Department at (845) 294-6330 or e-mail 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 5:00 pm. www.harnessmuseum.com  

Goshen, NY - Great music and fun are traditions of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame's annual Holiday Concert. Celebrating its 41st year, this community event kicks off this festive season. Although much has changed in the world since that first concert in 1974, the charm of sleigh bells and the warmth of gathered neighbors continue to "make the season bright." Mark your calendar for Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. and don't miss out. Performing this year in the Museum's William R. Haughton Memorial Hall are the Evergreen Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International based in Poughkeepsie. Singing in four-part harmony, this award winning a cappella group will excite every listener with their performance. Goshen High School's Varsity Choir and Jazz Voices Ensemble will return for their 15th appearance on this special occasion. The evening will end with the concerts traditional audience participation number, "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Arrive early to enjoy our holiday tree trimmed with horsey ornaments, tour the Museum with its festive halls and stalls, and check out the new exhibits that have been installed since last year's concert. Don't forget to visit the Museum's Winner's Circle Gift Shop for a little holiday shopping too. Concert goers and shoppers will enjoy a 10% discount prior to the show. Sponsors for this annual event are Robert Boni of Northwood Bloodstock in memory of John A. Cashman, Jr., and Edie Haughney of Amerprise Financial Services, providing a holiday dessert table for the enjoyment of all. Concert admission is $3.00 per person, and is waived for Museum members. Non-members who bring a new unwrapped toy for the Marines' "Toys for Tots" program receive a $1.00 admission discount. As seating is limited we recommend making reservations as soon as possible. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program distributes toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. If you are unable to attend the concert, we invite you to drop off a new unwrapped toy in the Museum's main lobby from now until Tuesday, December 15 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. Help make a child happy this holiday season! If you have not booked your holiday party, there are a few dates still available. Call Gigi Ryan for details about this unique setting for all your special occasions. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, NY, is open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. There is no charge for regular admission, thanks to the members of the U.S. Trotting Association. For further information on the holiday festivities and the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, its services to the sport and the local community, please call (845) 294-6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum. by Janet Terhune, for the Harness Racing Museum

As “darkness falls across the land”*, the ghosts will come out at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday, Halloween night.!  “Grey Ghosts”, that is, as all grey or roan horses come to Northeast PA for the annual “Grey Ghost and Poltergeist Pace” sponsored by the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY.  Eight ghostly greys are behind the gate for the 4th race, with an approximate Post Time of 7:24p.m., and will be led to Post Parade by “Headless Horseman”, otherwise known as Outrider Terry Scott.  The eight-year-old grey mare, Summer Snow, has been installed as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2.  Trained by Jennifer Lappe, the spooky grey will be driven by Andrew McCarthy. The winner of the 2013 race at Pocono, Gotta Love Him, is second choice at 3-1, and will once again have Matt Kakaley in the bike.  Cindy Weitoish trains the 7-year-old gelding, who has been in every edition of the “Grey Ghost” race at Pocono! First-time Pocono starter Movie Sequel, 4-1, trained by Shaun Callahan, ships in from Delaware, and comes off a 3rd this past Tuesday at Rosecroft.  Tom Jackson picks up the drive.  Others in the field include the Jennifer Sansone-trained Corwhiny at 12-1; Annie McVicar, 10-1, trained by Kimberly Asher; JS McFlash, 6-1, trained by Wendy Shimmin; and Putnam’s Storm, with Pocono leading driver George Napolitano Jr. in the bike for trainer Brian Fisher, at odds of 9-2. Fans can expect to see some surprises with these ghoulish greys! The Harness Racing Museum will be in the lobby, selling the commemorative Greyhound wristbands, raising money for the exhibit honoring the great trotter.  Other items will be for sale. ***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 Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono 

Goshen, NY - The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame was honored on Friday, October 16, 2015 with a peer-reviewed Award of Excellence presented by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network. The Greater Hudson Heritage Network's Awards for Excellence program recognizes and commends exceptional efforts among GHHN members. Awards are made to 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 The Harness Racing Museum's "Remember Roosevelt!" exhibit and accompanying publication, "Roosevelt Raceway, the Dream & the Legacy, Where it All Began," were acknowledged for synthesizing historic preservation with visual public presentation. The outstanding exhibit and photo essay book grew from the Museum's nearly decade-long Roosevelt Raceway Legacy Project which, aided by grant funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, cataloged and digitized thousands of photographs secured from the lost Long Island track. Long Island's Roosevelt Raceway was more than a race track. Between 1940 and 1988 it was one of the most important entertainment venues in New York State. With the completion in 1957 of its $20 million "Dream Track," Roosevelt introduced air conditioning, closed-circuit television, the mobile starting gate and Las Vegas-style luxury to race goers. The Museum's exhibition marries elements of artistic design, multi-media display and artifact presentation in a seamless layout carrying visitors from the Museum's entrance to its main gallery. This award-winning exhibit will be on display at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame through April 2016 with the book available through the Museum's gift shop or online at www.harnessmuseum.com. Thanks to the support of the United States Trotting Association, the Harness Racing Museum is currently offering free admission for walk-in visitors and $4.00/person for group docent-guided tours. The Museum is located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY and is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information about the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, education programming, workshops, children's birthday parties, membership or gift shop services, please visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com, call (845) 294-6330 or email education@harnessmuseum.com.  

Halloween night.  October 31st…The night for ghouls; goblins; witches; and…grey ghosts?  The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono is planning their Grey Ghost and Poltergeist Pace for Saturday, October 31st, Halloween night, the perfect setting for the harness racing 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.  There is even a Headless Horseman to lead the Post Parade! The “Witching Hour”, otherwise known as Post Time, for the evening’s races is 6:30pm. Be a part of this great event by contacting Jennifer Starr at 570-831-2195!  Grey or roan horses are welcome!  Thank you in advance to all horsemen! ***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 Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono           

Goshen, NY - Bring the kids to the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY on Saturday, October 24 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm for a fun-filled open house featuring a pumpkin craft, tricky games with prizes, apple cider, candy treats, and a spooky Halloween adventure topped off with a ride on the Harness Racing 3-D Simulator, all for $4.00 per child - and parents are free!   Celebrate an old-fashioned fun Halloween where children will engage in hauntingly fun games such as Bat Toss and Pumpkin Bowling! Get your very own pumpkin and create your a potbelly pony to bring home! Next, dare to wander through our Spooky Stable...you never know what may be lurking in the stalls!   Enjoy refreshments for everyone and candy treats for each child. End the adventure with a heart-pounding ride on our 3-D Harness Racing Simulator. Children are encouraged to come in costume! Pumpkins are distributed on a first come first serve basis. Refreshments and pumpkins provided by Soons Orchard in New Hampton, ShopRite of Chester and Manza Family Farm in Montgomery. 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 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 5:00 pm. 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924 ● 845-294-6330 ● Fax: 845-294-3463 ● www.harnessmuseum.com  

Halloween night.  October 31st…The night for ghouls; goblins; witches; and…grey ghosts?  The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono is planning their Grey Ghost and Poltergeist Pace for Saturday, October 31st, Halloween night, the perfect setting for the harness racing 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 in costume, and  the Winner’s Circle is sporting spooky decor to set the mood for the race.  There is even a Headless Horseman to lead the Post Parade! The “Witching Hour”, otherwise known as Post Time, for the evening’s races is 6:30pm. Any interested horsemen with a grey or roan should contact Jennifer Starr at 570-831-2195 as soon as possible. ***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 Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono 

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