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Goshen, NY - Live harness racing begins at Oak Grove Racing & Gaming in Oak Grove, Kentucky on Wednesday, October 14. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame's popular "A Drive to Win" traveling exhibit will be there on display in the grandstand area through October 28. The presentation is dedicated to the drivers and trainers who make every race possible. Their love of and commitment to the sport make this diverse group of remarkable men and women the backbone of harness racing. Large photo-storyboards profile over two dozen individuals, many of whom are recognized by harness fans everywhere. Oak Grove Racing & Gaming is located off I-24 about an hour north of Nashville, Tennessee just over the Kentucky state line. Post time at Oak Grove is 12:30 p.m. Please check Oak Grove's website for more information: www.oakgrovegaming.com. The Harness Racing Museum is located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, New York and is currently closed due to COVID-19. For information on Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame events or gift shop services, please visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com or contact us at 845-294-6330 or email info@harnessmuseum.com.

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is pleased to present the 26th Annual Restoration Raffle. Started in 1995, the Restoration Raffle has become the primary funding source for the preservation treatment of the Museum's collections. Conservation projects have included paintings, lithographs, textiles and horse drawn vehicles. Recently conserved paintings are showcased in the Gean Smith and the Harlem River Speedway virtual exhibit. The exhibit includes two paintings donated last year by John Cockerill which were cleaned and restored with funding from the Restoration Raffle. The Museum and its friends have built an award-winning program of collection care excellence, and will continue to preserve the art and artifacts that celebrate the history of our great sport. Raffle Prizes include: Bradford Renaissance Portrait - $5,000 Gift Certificate, courtesy of Bradford Portraits Be photographed at world-renowned Bradford Portrait Studio in NYC and receive a 20" museum-quality portrait! Plus a second prize - $3,000 Gift Certificate, includes photography and 14" museum-quality portrait! Malone's Restaurant, Lexington, KY - two $100 Gift Certificates, courtesy of Kitefield Stable USTA Pathway - $100 Gift Certificate, courtesy of the USTA Harness Racing Museum Golden Golf Putter, courtesy of Jim Brooks Winner Circle Gift Shop - $100 Gift Certificate, courtesy of Ellen Harvey Hoof Beats Magazine (1 year subscription), courtesy of the USTA Harness Racing Walk of Fame Brick, courtesy of the Harness Racing Museum Harness Racing Memorabilia - William Haughton driver colors, courtesy of the Haughton Family Harness Racing Art Prints by Jean Barrow and R.H. Palenske, courtesy of the Harness Racing Museum Additional Prizes Still Being Added! Tickets: 1 for $10 - 3 for $20 - 8 for $50 - 20 for $100 Show your support for historic preservation today and make your donation at www.harnessmuseum.com/donations Click "Set Your Own Amount" then type in your donation amount in BOX 1 (ticket prices above) and "2020 Restoration Raffle" in BOX 2 before following the prompts to complete your donation. From the Harness Racing Museum  

Coral Springs, FL - The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) will host the next free harness racing handicapping contest on Scott Alberg's Facebook page on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4 at The Meadowlands. One special race will be selected from the Meadowlands Saturday program and contestants can enter free of charge. All you have to do is select the correct exacta (first two official finishers in the race, either by their starting post position number or by the name of the horse). The Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame have arranged for the three Swag Bag prizes that will be given away in this week's contest. If more than three correct answers are submitted, then a drawing will take place with all the correct winners and the first three names drawn will win a swag bag prize package. This week's prizes come from the Harness Racing Museum and includes a copy of the USTA's Care & Training of the Trotter and Pacer book, a copy of Bill Heller's novel on Billy Haughton, plus other surprise items. Scott Alberg, the 2006 National Harness Handicapping Champion, who also has numerous other handicapping titles, has been a Standardbred owner in the past, and has agreed to partner with USHWA as the contests new title sponsor. "Since USHWA came on board with this contest, we are setting records with every event," said Alberg, "Our last contest set the bar now at 287 people entering. We have never had that many people enter before. This contest is all about having fun and we hope even more people will enter this week." To enter the contest, fans must go to Scott Alberg's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/scott.alberg.3,, where the contest will be prominently displayed. Alberg, as he has done in the past, will run the contests. All contest winners will have their name posted after the event and the ranking they finished in from the prize drawings. As soon as the draw takes place at the Meadowlands this week, the program proof page for the race selected will be posted for race fans to handicap from. For more information check out Scott Alberg's Facebook Page, USHWA's Facebook Page, Twitter and Instagram accounts or the new USHWA website at www.usharnesswriters.com. By Steve Wolf, for USHWA  

Goshen NY - Due to the uncertainty surrounding the re-opening of New York State, and with continuing concerns regarding COVID-19 and large gatherings, the Board of Trustees of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has made the unprecedented decision to cancel the 2020 Harness Racing Hall of Fame induction dinner and ceremonies in Goshen, New York. Harness Racing Hall of Fame honorees, including Hall of Famers Tom Charters, Jeff Gural, Bill Popfinger and Tim Tetrick, and Communicators Phil Pikelny and Ken Weingartner, scheduled for induction on Sunday, July 5, 2020, will instead be officially inducted at the July 2021 event. Also being honored at the 2021 event will be the newest members of the Living Horse Hall of Fame: Always B Miki, Bee A Magician and Sweet Lou, and broodmares Danae and Precious Beauty. Roy Davis and Arlene Siegel will be inducted into the Hall of the Immortals and Steve Oldford, the 2020 Museum Amateur Driving Champion, will be recognized for the 7th time. The 2020 Museum Board of Trustees Annual Meeting will be held by video or telephone conferencing on or about July 5, 2020. Janet Terhune

The Living Horse Hall of Fame committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the selections for the 2020 broodmare inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. Danae 3,1:54.2 ($529,099) and Precious Beauty p,2,1:53.3 ($112,842) were elected. Danae's offspring include 2019 Swedish Horse of the Year Propulsion 1:52.1 ($3,572,969), 2017 Matron Stakes winner Dream Together 1:51.3 ($801,782) and world champion D'Orsay 1:51.4 ($445,732). Precious Beauty's offspring include 2009 Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year and 2010 North America Cup winner, world champion Sportswriter p,3,1:48.3 ($1,566,460); 2013 Two-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year and She's A Great Lady winner, world champion Precocious Beauty p,1:50.1 ($838,004) and 2018 Three Diamonds winner Prescient Beauty p,2,1:50.4 ($464,250). Danae and Precious Beauty will be inducted on Hall of Fame Day which is tentatively planned for Sunday, July 5, 2020. The ceremonies honoring these extraordinary Standardbred broodmares 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 2020 onward or call or write the Museum at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924. Phone: 845-294-6330. Standardbred broodmares are eligible for nomination to harness racing's highest accolade only if they comply with the following strict criteria: Annually on March 1st, a list of living broodmares that have produced two Dan Patch winners, OR two millionaires, OR one Dan Patch winner and one millionaire are assembled for the Living Horse Hall of Fame Committee to review. Committee members can also nominate a broodmare that does not meet those criteria. Each of the committee members votes for his or her top 5 broodmares, voting results are tabulated and the top two vote getters are elected to the Living Horse Hall of Fame. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, New York. For information on the Museum, membership, special events, gift shop services and educational programs the Museum offers, please call (845) 294-6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

Due to ongoing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame will be temporarily closed to the public beginning Friday, March 13, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. All Museum events are canceled or postponed while the Museum is closed. Please check our website or call for updates. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, New York. For information on the Museum, membership, special events, gift shop services and educational programs the Museum offers, please call (845) 294-6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com. From the Harness Racing Museum  

Goshen, NY - Spring into the season with the Harness Racing Museum's latest edition of its popular Learn & Create series. On Thursday, March 19th enjoy an Italian style luncheon with dessert and then sit back and listen to stories of New York's Harlem River Speedway and the Gilded Age, presented by museum curator Rebecca Howard. From 1898 to 1919 the picturesque Speedway, now the site of Harlem River Drive, provided a playground for New York City's wealthy trotting horse enthusiasts and a venue for "public enjoyment of the spectacle." A perfect setting for rivalries and romance, the Gilded Age drive drew crowds of onlookers as well horsemen eager for contests of speed. Adding an element of whimsy and creativity to the afternoon, the presentation will be followed by craft time. Led by museum educator Kristin Roberts, participants will have the opportunity to make and take home their own Spring themed decoration. Tours of the Museum's beautiful displays, including an exhibit of postcards, photographs and fine art highlighting the history of the Harlem River Speedway are open to everyone during regular museum hours. Tickets for the Learn & Create program, including a hot buffet lunch with soft drinks and dessert as well as all craft supplies, are just $25 per person. Reservations are required by Friday, March 13th. Call (845) 294-6330 early to secure your place at the table. The Harness Racing Museum is a 501(c)(3) institution and programs are made possible with support from the United States Trotting Association and the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. For further information on 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 Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame events, please visit our website www.harnessmuseum.com. The Museum is located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, New York and is currently open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. From the Harness Racing Museum

Goshen, NY - Time is running out for members of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame to submit Immortal nominations for 2021 Immortals. 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, 2020. 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 elected in 2020 will be inducted in July 2021. From the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame  

The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame announces the results of recent balloting to determine the 2020 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. Museum members voted for the three horses they felt best exemplified greatness. Their choices are racehorses Always B Miki and Sweet Lou, and racemare Bee A Magician. The other nominees were Chapter Seven, Father Patrick and Peaceful Way. Always B Miki, Bee A Magician and Sweet Lou will be inducted on Hall of Fame Day, Sunday, July 5th, 2020. 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 2020 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: AS A RACEHORSE: Must be retired from racing for two years. Must have been the winner of $2.5 million lifetime WITH two Dan Patch Awards OR Been the winner of $3 million lifetime OR Been named Dan Patch Harness Horse of the Year. Horses over the age of 12 that are still racing and meet the criteria are also eligible. AS A RACEMARE: Must be retired from racing for two years. Must have been the winner of $1.5 million lifetime WITH two Dan Patch Awards OR Been the winner of $2.5 million lifetime OR Been named Dan Patch Harness Horse of the Year. Mares over the age of 12 that are still racing and meet the criteria are also eligible. 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 Been the leading moneywinning sire at his gait in three or more seasons. ALWAYS B MIKI (Nominated as Racehorse) p,5,1:46 ($2,715,368) Bay Horse, 2011 (Always A Virgin - Artstopper - Artsplace) Foaled on May 10, 2011 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, two-time Breeders Crown winner and world champion pacer Always B Miki has a lifetime race record of 53-30-13-3. In 2013, freshman Always B Miki finished on the board in 9 of his 12 starts. In his 2014 sophomore year, Always B Miki won 12 of 19 starts with 4 seconds, earning $791,482. Major wins included the Monument Circle Pace, Indiana Sires Stakes final and the Tattersalls Pace. Due to a cracked pastern suffered in the spring, four-year-old Always B Miki had only four starts in 2015 but won them all, including the Breeders Crown and American-National. It was as a five-year-old that Always B Miki would make harness racing history. On October 9, 2016, he became the fastest Standardbred ever, winning the Allerage at The Red Mile in 1:46, shattering the one-mile race standard of 1:46.4, and shaving one fifth off the 23-year-old record of Cambest set in a 1993 time trial. Always B Miki is the only harness horse in history with four 1:47 or faster victories. Other wins that year included the Breeders Crown, Ben Franklin, William Haughton Memorial, TVG Free-For-All, Jim Ewart Memorial, and Hoosier Park Pacing Derby. Always B Miki was voted 2016 Dan Patch Horse of the Year, 2016 Dan Patch Pacer of the Year and 2016 Dan Patch Older Pacing Horse of the Year. BEE A MAGICIAN (Nominated as Racemare) 3,1:51 ($4,055,865) Bay Mare, 2010 (Kadabra - Beehive - Balanced Image) Foaled on February 1, 2010 in Allentown, New Jersey, world champion trotting mare Bee A Magician has a lifetime race record of 72-45-14-3. Bee A Magician was the leading moneywinning two-year-old trotter of 2012 with $766,652 in earnings and a 13-10-1-1 record, including wins in the Peaceful Way and Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Super Final. She was voted 2012 O'Brien Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year. Three-year-old Bee A Magician was undefeated in 17 starts. She set the world record 1:51 mile for three-year-old fillies and was the year's leading moneywinning trotter with $1,547,304 in earnings, a single-season record for Standardbred mares. Major victories included the Breeders Crown, Hambletonian Oaks, Elegant Image, Delvin Miller Memorial, Moni Maker and Simcoe Stakes. Bee A Magician was voted 2013 Dan Patch and O'Brien Horse of the Year, Dan Patch Trotter of the Year, and Dan Patch and O'Brien Three-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year. As a four-year-old, Bee A Magician earned $421,314 while finishing on the board in 12 of 17 starts, including a victory in the 2014 Breeders Crown Open Mare Trot. In 2015 Bee A Magician would claim the title of top moneywinning aged Standardbred of the year, garnering $980,845. With 10 wins and 5 seconds in 18 starts, including victories in the Maple Leaf Trot and Armbro Flight, Bee A Magician was voted 2015 Dan Patch and O'Brien Older Trotting Mare of the Year. Bee A Magician ended her racing career in 2016, earning $339,750 with 4 wins, including the Yonkers Invitational Trot and the Mack Lobell Elitlopp Playoff. SWEET LOU (Nominated as Racehorse) p,5,1:47f ($3,478,894) Bay Horse, 2009 (Yankee Cruiser - Sweet Future - Falcons Future) Foaled on March 4, 2009 in Milton, Pennsylvania, two-time world champion pacer Sweet Lou has a lifetime race record of 74-33-11-10. He ranks as the 8th-leading moneywinning pacer of all time. In 2011, two-year-old Sweet Lou won 10 of his 12 starts with 2 seconds, earning $686,647. Victories included the Breeders Crown in a still-standing world record 1:49 for two-year-old colt pacers on a mile track, Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship and the Elevation. He was voted 2011 Dan Patch Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year. Three-year-old Sweet Lou earned $1,082,176 in 2012, finishing on the board in 15 of 20 starts. His major win was the Tattersalls Pace. In the following year, four-year-old Sweet Lou earned $348,638 in 23 starts, including a victory in the Meadowlands Maturity. In 2014, five-year-old Sweet Lou won 11 of 19 starts including a 10-win streak with 6 consecutive sub-1:48 times. Victories included the Ben Franklin in a world record 1:47f he shares with 2016 Horse of the Year Always B Miki and which still stands as the fastest Standardbred mile on a five-eighths mile track, William Haughton Memorial, U.S. Pacing Championship, Dan Patch Invitational and the Roll With Joe. Sweet Lou wrapped up his racing career by winning the $500,000 TVG Pace. In addition to earning $1,361,433, Sweet Lou was voted 2014 Dan Patch Pacer of the Year and Dan Patch Older Pacing Horse of the Year. From the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame

HARRISBURG, PA - Nicholas J. Saponara, a member of the Harness Racing Communicators Hall of Fame, and a past president of the U.S. Harness Writers Association, an organization to which he belonged for 57 years, passed away on Saturday after health issues. A graduate of Northeast Catholic High School in Philadelphia in 1957, that same year Saponara joined the sports department of the Philadelphia Bulletin, at that time the major evening newspaper of the Greater Philadelphia metro area. He worked for the Bulletin for 25 years, and he served as the handicapper and morning line oddsmaker for the tracks covered by the Bulletin, also making the official track morning line at Brandywine, Liberty Bell, Atlantic City Harness, and the Keystone thoroughbred track. Saponara was a co-founder of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Harness Writers in 1962, and served many years as the chapter's secretary. He served as national President of USHWA for three years, 1980-1983, and sat on the association Board of Directors for 29 years. Nick was also the driving force in spreading the annual national awards dinner beyond its traditional New York City home, and was the organizer behind many successful events, notably having the famed Philadelphia Mummers perform at an Atlantic City gathering. Saponara was also a harness horse owner, along with longtime friend Marv Bachrad. They entrusted their horses to an up-and-coming French-Canadian horsemen named Herve Filion, and they enjoyed the success rate that Herve enjoyed as a rising comet in the sport. Saponara also owned thoroughbred horses, and was a member of the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association board of directors. In September of 2019, Parx thoroughbred track honored Saponara with inclusion into its Hall of Fame (video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=bFGtP_A3ss0). A viewing for Mr. Saponara will take place this Wednesday, December 11, at St. Ephrem Church, 5340 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem PA, from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. A funeral mass will follow at 11:30 a.m. Burial will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 3301 W. Cheltenham Ave., Cheltenham PA. by Jerry Connors, for USHWA

Goshen, NY - The jingle jangle of horse bells have been associated with chill of winter for so long that they came to be known as sleigh bells. This season, hear the sleigh bells ringing at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY on Saturday, December 14th from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm.   Join Santa for a photo in a one horse open sleigh, play games and enjoy craft time making ornaments of the Grinch, Christmas trees, holiday horses and fancy paper snowflakes. Every child will receive a free holiday character toy. The whole family will enjoy sweet treats and a ride on the Museum's harness racing 3D Simulator. Children are $5, parents are free. Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first come first served basis. Programs are made possible with support from the United States Trotting Association and the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. For further information on 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 Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame events, please visit our website www.harnessmuseum.com. The Museum is located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, New York and is currently open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday From the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

Goshen, NY - In July, the Immortals Nominating Committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame announced that the trustees of the Museum had unanimously endorsed the election of Roy Davis and Arlene Siegel as harness racing Immortals. On Sunday, July 5, 2020, these individuals will be inducted into the Hall of Immortals during ceremonies held under the tent on the Museum lawn. Roy Davis was a director of the Hambletonian Society as well as of the Little Brown Jug Society. He also served as a director of the U.S. Trotting Association from 1976-1978. Davis won two Little Brown Jugs as the owner of Barberry Spur in 1986 and Jaguar Spur in 1987, and a pair of Breeders Crowns with Kentucky Spur in 1988 and Esquire Spur in 1989. Other major stakes winners Davis owned included 1986 Yonkers Trot winner Gunslinger Spur. Davis was a founding member of the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, writing its bylaws and serving as president and an officer for several years. His connections as a shareholder in a Pittsburgh cable television company paved the way for the Meadows Racing Network programming. Arlene Siegel and her husband Jules started Fashion Farms in New Hope, Pennsylvania, in 1984 as breeders and owners. Over the years, the couple built their breeding and racing operation into one of the best in the business. Arlene was instrumental in the farm's success, involved in the selection and purchase of yearlings, foaling operations and regular attendance at races. Fashion Farm's Tagliabue won the 1995 Hambletonian, and Broadway Schooner the 2009 Hambletonian Oaks. Fashion Farm's stallion Broadway Hall sired 2011 Hambletonian winner Broad Bahn. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, New York, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like further information on the Immortals nomination process, the 2020 induction ceremony, the Museum, its membership program, special events and educational programs, please call 845-294-6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com. From the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame

Goshen NY - After a spine-tingling performance in October of Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," master storyteller Jonathan Kruk returns to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame on Thursday, December 12, 2019 to bring to life "A Christmas Carol," the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge by Charles Dickens. "We just couldn't wait to have him back," said Museum director Janet Terhune. "He is such a dynamic and entertaining performer." Best known for his solo performances of these two literary classics, in top hat and frock coat, Kruk will showcase his imaginative depiction of Scrooge and his special visitors, giving voice to thirty different characters in this tale of redemption and hope. Composer Jim Keyes collaborates with Kruk's solo performance with original music complete with melodies, atmospheric effects, character motifs and special pipe organ effects. An awarding-winning recording artist, Jonathan Kruk was selected "Best Storyteller in the Hudson Valley" and has been featured on the TODAY Show, the Travel Channel, ABC Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, the BBC, the National Geographic Channel, and WHUD and WAMC radio. He has performed at many historic sites, libraries, schools and museums. Kruk is author of "Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley," "Lore of the Hudson Highlands" and a Bedtime Tale app. Kruk's books and CDs will be discounted and available for purchase at the shows at the Museum. To learn more, visit www.jonathankruk.com. There are two shows, one at 4:00 p.m. and the other at 6:30 p.m. There is limited seating so reservations are strongly suggested. Please call 845-294-6330 to reserve your seat today. Current Museum members are free. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children under 17, and children 5 and under are free. Light refreshments will be served. Programs are made possible with support from the United States Trotting Association and the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. For further information on the Museum's educational workshops and children's birthday parties, please contact the Education Department (845) 294-6330 or email education@harnessmuseum.com. For information on Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame events, please visit our website www.harnessmuseum.com. The Museum is located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, New York and is currently open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. From the Harness Racing Museum

Great music and fun are the tradition at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame's annual Holiday Concert. Celebrating its 45th year, this community event kicks off the holiday season so mark your calendars for Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Returning to the concert's musical lineup for their fifth year are the Yuletide Carolers, an authentically-costumed Victorian vocal quartet from New York City. The Carolers will greet guests entering the Museum with their festive songs and will also appear later in the program. Sponsoring the Carolers once again is Bob Boni of Northwood Bloodstock in memory of John A. Cashman Jr. Goshen High School's Varsity Choir and Jazz Voices Ensemble returns for their 20th consecutive appearance followed by the popular audience participation number, "The Twelve Days of Christmas." The evening wraps up with refreshments served in the Carriage Room. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. Arrive early to enjoy our holiday tree trimmed with donated horse-themed ornaments and tour the Museum and its festive halls and stalls. Don't forget to visit the Winner's Circle Gift Shop for a little holiday shopping. Concertgoers enjoy a 10% discount! Admission is $3.00 per person, and is waived for Museum members. Non-members who bring a new unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's "Toys for Tots" program receive a $1.00 admission discount. This program distributes toys as gifts to needy children in the community. If you are unable to attend the concert but wish to join the Marine Corps' efforts, we invite you to drop off a new unwrapped toy in the Museum's main lobby until Sunday, December 8, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. If you have not booked your business holiday party, there are a few dates still available at the Museum. Call Gigi Ryan for details about this unique setting for all your special occasions at 845-294-6330. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, New York, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 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. From the Harness Racing Museum 

Goshen, NY - The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame announces John M. Egloff, DVM and Marvin Katz as the newly elected members to the Board of Trustees. Dr. John Egloff, better known as Tad, is the founder and owner of Vieux Carre Farms where many champions have been born and raised including Always B Miki, Pine Chip, Somwherovrarainbow, Always A Virgin, Shark Gesture and Million Dollar Cam. He is best known for his statement, "what harness racing needs to do is breed more owners." A 1966 graduate of Texas A&M Veterinary School, Dr. Egloff is committed to harness racing. He is a director of the Hambletonian Society, a member of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, vice president of the Standardbred Breeders of Pennsylvania and a legacy member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Marvin Katz, Toronto real estate mogul and Standardbred horse breeder of the superstars Greenshoe, Ariana G and All The Time, joins Egloff as a trustee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. Katz is similarly committed to harness racing as he is also a Hambletonian director. The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership (Katz and his business partner Al Libfeld) is the corporate sponsor of the 2019 Breeders Crown. The partnership strongly believes in giving back and paying it forward, and to that end, it is spearheading the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge, a program expected to generate more than $100,000 through the auctioning of 2020 breedings to seven prominent stallions at the 2019 Lexington Selected Sale. With their considerable knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for the sport of harness racing, Dr. Egloff and Mr. Katz are exceptional additions to the leadership of this institution. At the July 7, 2019 annual meeting, several officer and trustee changes were initiated with the passing of secretary Dorothy B. Haughton and the resignation of Timothy J. Rooney Jr. Max J. Hempt was elected president and former president Lawrence S. DeVan became the chairman of the executive committee. Mr. Hempt's treasurer position was filled by Seth Rosenfeld. Elbridge T. Gerry Jr., former chairman of the executive committee remains on the committee. Kathy Parker was elected secretary which also places her on the executive committee. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, NY and is currently open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information about the Museum, its membership program, special events and educational programs, please call 845-294-6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com. by Janet Terhune, for the Harness Racing Museum

Goshen, NY - Bring the kids to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, 240 Main Street, Goshen, New York on Saturday, October 26, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for a fun-filled old-fashioned harness racing Halloween celebration and a walk through our spooky stable.   Participate in creepy crafts, play hauntingly fun games and enjoy sweet treats. Decorate a headless horseman, spider mummy or ghostly monster pumpkin to frighten off those Halloween spirits and make a bat-styled candy box filled with sweet treats. Pumpkins are limited and are first come, first served, so don't be late! There will be a spooky skeletal horse toy for every child and refreshments for the entire family. The spooky Halloween adventure is topped off with a heart-pounding ride on our 3-D Harness Racing Simulator. Our mascot, Hall of Fame Harry will be here to pose for pictures with young gargoyles, ghosts, witches, pirates, super heroes and such. Children are encouraged to come in costumes of all kinds. The first 40 children pay $5 and receive a pumpkin to decorate. Bring your own pumpkin and for $3 we will provide the spooky pumpkin decorations. Parents are free. Reservations are not accepted. Refreshments are sponsored by ShopRite of Chester & Soons Orchard of New Hampton. Pumpkins are provided by Soons Orchard & Manza Farms of Montgomery. Programs are made possible with support from the United States Trotting Association and the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. For further information on 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 Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame events, please visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com. The Museum is located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, New York and is currently open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. From the Harness Racing Museum  

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