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Goshen, NY - The jingle jangle of horse bells has been associated with the 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 on Saturday, December 15th from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.   Join Santa for a photo in a one-horse open sleigh, play games and enjoy craft time making a jingle bell wreath ornament and a felt horsey holiday ornament, and cutting fancy paper snowflakes.   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 by the New York State Agriculture & Horse Development Fund. For further information about the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, the museum's educational workshops or children's birthday parties, please contact the Education Department (845) 294-6330 or 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 located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. www.harnessmuseum.com

Goshen, NY - Visit the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY on Sunday, December 9th from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for a presentation and activities related to understanding the effects of winter weather on horses and other animals exposed to the elements. Participate in experiments which demonstrate the stress that cold wet weather may impose on animals and humans alike. To add to the fun, bring your favorite model horse and have fun making a felt horse blanket of your own design! All materials will be provided. The cost is $5 and free to current Scout, 4-H and Pony Club members. Registration required by December 6th. This program is made possible by the New York State Agriculture & Horse Development Fund. 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 education@harnessmuseum.com. For information on all the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame events, please visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com. The museum is located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY and is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924  845-294-6330  Fax: 845-294-3463  www.harnessmuseum.com          

Great music and fun are traditions of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame's annual Holiday Concert.   Celebrating its 44th year, this community event kicks off the holiday season. Laced with the jingle of sleigh bells and the warmth of gathered friends and neighbors, the evening is sure to help "make the season bright." So mark your calendars for Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. and don't miss out. Returning to the concerts line up this year are the Yuletide Carolers, a professional authentically costumed Victorian quartet, from New York City, dedicated to bringing song to all who gather. Sponsoring the Carolers again this year is Robert Boni of Northwood Bloodstock in memory of John A. Cashman, Jr. Goshen High School's Varsity Choir and Jazz Voices Ensemble will return for their 19th annual appearance on this special night. The evening will end with the concert's traditional audience participation number, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" followed by refreshments in the Carriage Room. Reservations are welcome but not required, seating is limited and accommodated on a first come first serve basis, so arrive early to enjoy our holiday tree trimmed with horsey ornaments and tour the Museum with its festive halls and stalls. Don't forget to visit the Museum's Winner's Circle Gift Shop for a little holiday shopping too. Concert goers will enjoy a 10% discount prior to the show. 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. 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 but wish to join the Marine Corps efforts, we invite you to drop off a new unwrapped toy in the Museum's main lobby from now until Tuesday, December 18 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. 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 at 845-294-6330. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, NY, 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 - Join us at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for an event Equine Expression & Drawing the Horse Head.   We may not be able to read our horses' minds, but we can see their facial expressions to aid us in understanding what they are thinking and feeling. Learn how to read your horse's facial expressions and apply this to the drawing of a horse's head.   We provide reference photos, or you may bring your own. The cost is $10 and free to Scouts, Pony Club and 4-H members. Parents are free if not participating. This event is for all ages. Preregistration required by Nov. 16th. Programs are made possible with support from the USTA, Agriculture & NYS Horse Development Fund and the NYS Council on the Arts. For further information about the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, the museum's educational workshops or children's birthday parties, please contact the Education Department (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 located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY and is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and closed Mondays. From the Harness Racing Museum

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 Dr. Leroy Coggins, Charles Hinkle, Allen & Connie Skolnick and Delinquent Account as harness racing Immortals. On Sunday, July 7, 2019, these individuals will be inducted into the Hall of Immortals during ceremonies held under the tent on the Museum lawn. Dr. Leroy Coggins is not only a legend in harness racing, but throughout the entire equine industry for the revolutionary test which bears his name and remains an essential veterinary requirement more than four decades after its introduction. Today, the Coggins diagnostic test remains the crucial element in reducing the occurrence of equine infectious anemia (EIA) and is a vital component to the health of the entire horse industry. Charlie Hinkle was best known as the radio voice of the Little Brown Jug, the Hambletonian and the Kentucky Futurity in the 1950s and early 1960s on ABC and CBS radio. He also announced at many tracks in the United States including Los Alamitos, Cal Expo, Maywood, The Meadows, Grandview, Seminole and Hazel Park. Founders of New Jersey's Southwind Farm, one of the most successful Standardbred breeding facilities in the world, Allen and Connie Skolnick were active supporters of the harness racing industry for over 30 years. Buyers and sellers at all the prestigious Standardbred sales, they owned many superb racehorses over the years. Southwind was home to stallions Valley Victory, Artsplace and Hambletonian winner Muscle Hill. Broodmare Delinquent Account produced 13 foals, including two-time Breeders Crown winner Artiscape, sire of 8 millionaires including 2004 Horse of the Year and Hall of Famer Rainbow Blue. Delinquent Account also produced Hall of Fame broodmare Arterra, dam of Breeders Crown and Messenger Stake winner, world champion If I Can Dream. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, NY and 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 2019 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 & Hall of Fame

  Goshen, NY - The name Currier & Ives is nearly synonymous with romantic sleighing scenes and idyllic snowy views of 19th Century America. On Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 12 pm to 2:30 pm, join the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame for an entertaining exploration of the fashion and cultural imagery captured in these colorful wintery works of art. This great afternoon session will begin with a hot Thanksgiving style buffet meal followed by a slide presentation and discussion of Currier & Ives winter scenes. The day's activities will be capped off with a hands-on craft project, designed for participants of all artistic abilities, and time to tour the museum's main gallery featuring the exhibition "Horse-Drawn: The Sleighs of Currier & Ives." Tickets for the Lunch, Learn & Create session are $18 for museum members and $20 for non-members and include lunch with soft beverages and dessert, as well as art supplies. The Museum is located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924. Reservations are required by Tuesday, November 13th, and because of anticipated interest there is a risk of selling out - so please call (845) 294-6330 early to secure your place at the table. 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. 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 or contact us at 845-294-6330 or at info@harnessmuseum.com. The Harness Racing Museum is located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, New York and is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday - Sunday. Thanks to the support of the United States Trotting Association the Museum is pleased to offer free admission for walk-in visitors and a $4.00 per person fee for group docent-guided tours. From the Harness Racing Museum  

Goshen, NY - Bring the kids to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY on Saturday, October 27 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm for a fun-filled old-fashioned Halloween celebration with a walk through our spooky stable.   Participate in creepy crafts, play hauntingly fun games games and enjoy sweet treats. Decorate a headless horseman, batty-witch or ghostly pumpkin to frighten off those Halloween spirits, create a flowing ghost decoration 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! The spooky Halloween adventure is topped off with a heart-pounding ride on our 3-D Harness Racing Simulator and refreshments for everyone. 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'll provide the fixins for some spooky pumpkin decorating. Parents are free. Reservations are not accepted. Refreshments sponsored by ShopRite of Chester & Soons Orchard of New Hampton. Pumpkins provided by Soons Orchard & Manza Farms of Montgomery. The Museum is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. For information on all the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame special events, education programs or gift shop services, please call (845) 294-6330 or visit our website www.harnessmuseum.com. The Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. From the Harness Racing Museum  

The Harness Racing Museum's Winner Circle Gift Shop will be at the Delaware County Fair in Delaware, Ohio, Sunday, September 16 through Thursday, September 20, 2018. Our shop will be located in its new location east of the Log Cabin next to the Jugette Barn. Start your holiday shopping now! We are eager to show off many new items that will make shopping for the horse lovers on your list an easy task. A new selection of clothing, housewares and toys are in stock - please stop by to shop and say hello to Museum staff. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, NY and is open daily from10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thanks to industry support the Museum offers free admission for walk-in visitors and $4 per person for group docent-guided tours. For information on the Museum, membership, special events, gift shop services and educational programs, please call 845 2946330 or visit The Harness Racing Museum. 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. by Janet Terhune, for the Harness Racing Musuem

Goshen, NY - The Living Horse Hall of Fame Committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the slate of six candidates for election into the Hall of Fame. The nominees are: ART MAJOR CAPTAINTREACHEROUS FATHER PATRICK FOILED AGAIN PEACEFUL WAY SWEET LOU Standardbred horses are elected into harness racing's Living Horse Hall of Fame by the members of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. Beginning this year, SIX candidates will be presented to the Museum membership for consideration. Ballots will be mailed to members in November. The THREE top vote getters will be inducted into the Living Horse Hall of Fame on Hall of Fame Day - July 7, 2019 - in Goshen, New York. If you wish to participate in the Living Horse Hall of Fame election process and are not currently a Museum member, please contact the Museum before October 31 to become a member. In July 2018, the Board of Trustees of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame approved a revised set of Living Horse Hall of Fame eligibility criteria. Those criteria are as follows: A racehorse must be retired from racing for two years and have had a drug-free career. In addition, racehorses must have been the winner of $2.5 million lifetime WITH 2 Dan Patch Awards, OR been the winner of $3 million lifetime, OR been named Dan Patch (U.S.) Harness Horse of the Year. Horses over the age of 12 that are still racing and meet the criteria are also eligible. A racemare must be retired from racing for two years and have had a drug-free career. In addition, racemares must have been the winner of $1.5 million lifetime WITH 2 Dan Patch Awards, OR been the winner of $2.5 million lifetime, OR been named Dan Patch (U.S.) Harness Horse of the Year. Mares over the age of 12 that are still racing and meet the criteria are also eligible. Stallions must rank among the 10 all-time leading moneywinning sires at their gait, OR have sired at least 100 $200,000 winners, OR been a leading moneywinning sire at his gait in three or more seasons. Annually on March 1st, a list of broodmares that have produced two Dan Patch winners, OR two millionaires, OR one Dan Patch winner and one millionaire will be assembled for the Living Horse Hall of Fame Committee to review. Committee members can also nominate a broodmare that does not meet the 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, NY and is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thanks to industry support the Museum is currently offering free admission for walk-in visitors and $4 per person for group docent-guided tours. 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. 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. by Janet Terhune, for the Harness Racing Musuem 

Elkton, MD - Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica, is excited to announce their line-up for Thursday morning (August 30) at 10:30 a.m. They will be joined by Mark Hall, photo editor for the USTA and Hoof Beats; Brian Sears, who scored his 10,000th career win Sunday; Mark McKelvie, from Woodbine Mohawk Park; and Darin Gagne, from Running Aces Casino and Racetrack. Hall, photo editor for the USTA and Hoof Beats, joins the program to discuss him being voted into the Communicators Hall of Fame. Hall who's photography work is well known throughout the industry will talk about his career in Harness Racing and how he got involved in the sport. Sears, scored his 10,000th career win on Sunday afternoon at Yonkers Raceway. Sears joins to talk about the milestone and what may be next in his illustrious career. McKelvie, from Woodbine Mohawk Park, joins to highlight the big racing program coming up this Saturday featuring world-champion Lazarus. McKelvie will talk about the happenings at the track that night and what fans can look for during live racing. The Running Aces segment with track announcer Darin Gagne returns this week to talk about the happenings at the Minnesota track. Gagne will highlight some of the big events coming up and recap last week's events. Post Time with Mike and Mike presented by BetAmerica can be heard live every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. via their website www.posttimewithmikeandmike.com or on the archive at www.betamerica.com/BARN. By Michael Carter, for Post Time with Mike and Mike

GOSHEN, NY - Results from the balloting for harness racing's highest honor, membership in the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, are in, and at the Sunday, July 7, 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Dinner in this New York town, a record number of six people will be feted - Hall of Fame inductees Blair Burgess, Ted Gewertz, Joe Holloway, Linda Toscano, Ted Wing, and Jerry Silverman. The balloting was conducted by the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA), the sport's leading group of communicators. All of the Hall of Famers except Silverman achieved their distinction by getting 75%+ of the "yes-no" ballots distributed in mid-summer; eligible for voting for the Hall of Famers were qualified members of USHWA and the existing Hall of Fame members. Those on the ballot were decided by the USHWA Screening Committee from the nominations of the Writers' chapters. Silverman was selected for direct admission to the Hall, through the bylaws of USHWA and its Veteran category, which once every three years allows its Hall of Fame Screening Committee to choose one nominee (aged 70+) to directly become a Hall of Famer, and was announced earlier. Blair Burgess now completes a "Hall of Fame double," having been voted into the Hall in his native Canada last year. Burgess has been a frequent figure in the winners circle of the sport's top races: the Hambletonian (Amigo Hall and Triple Crown winner Glidemaster), Breeders Crown (Real Desire), Meadowlands Pace (Frugal Gourmet and Real Desire) and Little Brown Jug (Tell All). Real Desire and Glidemaster were both voted Horse of the Year by the Harness Writers. Twice the trainer of the Year in Canada, Burgess is the son of Canadian Hall of Fame breeder/owner/executive Bob Burgess. Ted Gewertz first caught the harness racing "bug" when Kennedy was President, and his love for the sport has not waned over the years. He has been co-owner of three Hambletonian winners - Giant Victory, Windsong's Legacy (Triple Crown winner and Trotter of the Year), and Deweycheatumnhowe - in addition to such horses as Huntsville and Housethatruthbuilt, the latter having her best year in 2004, when USHWA named Gewertz the Owner of the Year. Conscious of keeping the highest standards in the sport, Gewertz is a director of the Hambletonian Society and a trustee of the Harness Racing Museum. Joe Holloway started in the sport as a caretaker in his native Delaware when he was in grade school. Holloway connected with the uppermost level of the sport with his masterful handling of Jenna's Beach Boy, three-time Breeders Crown winner, twice Pacer of the Year, and a horse whose record for a race mile of 1:47.3 stood for a decade. Holloway, voted the sport's top trainer in 1995, has since buffed up his resume by developing She's A Great Lady, Shebestingin, and Somwherovrarainbow, as well as the handling of 1:46 pacer Always B Miki at two and three. Linda Toscano has long had a harness background association, dating back to her driving ponies in races when her age was in single digits. She served an apprenticeship with legendary NYC horseman Buddy Regan, then went out on her own in 1985. Linda has attracted widespread attention throughout much of the current decade, including being named 2012 Trainer of the Year by USHWA - in that year alone she had the Hambletonian winner Market Share, but he was a (high-class) second fiddle that year to Horse of the Year winner Chapter Seven. The ill-fated Walner, champion 3YO Heston Blue Chip, and half-mile track world champion Jet Laag have also benefited from her care and tutelage. Ted Wing was an Olympic-caliber skier before suffering an injury, and the loss of the downhill sport was harness racing's gain, as the native of Maine captured titles in New England in his early years of the sport, then emerged as one of the leading horsemen in the founding days of The Meadowlands, balancing his racing at that track with regular duty at Roosevelt/Yonkers. Inducted into the New England Harness Racing Hall of Fame the same year as Bill O'Donnell and Jim Doherty, who would later go on to the national Hall, Wing has been an important part in the success of such stars as Skip By Night, Gallo Blue Chip, Butler BG, and Calvert. Jerry Silverman was one of the leading Grand Circuit trainers for five decades, from the 1960s through the 2000s. He made a big impact in 1966, when he was 31 (a "mere pup" among the trainers of his days), with Triple Crown winner Romeo Hanover, and the subsequent years saw a stream of champions such as Fame, Hit Parade, Masquerade, Saccharum, Die Laughing, and Glowing Report (the last-named a stakes winner 40 years after Romeo Hanover) among the large stable that he ran with intelligence and endurance. Silverman retired four years ago, but continues assisting his son Richie, himself a fine horseman. The group will first be publicly honored at the USHWA Dan Patch Banquet, to be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando FL, where the Hall of Famers will take their first ensemble bow during the banquet honoring the top humans and equines of the previous year's racing. Then comes the July 7 formal induction to the Hall of Fame, at a dinner set just outside the building in which their likeness will be placed to immortalize their selection as harness racing's best of the best. From the United States Harness Writers Association

GOSHEN, NY - Mark Hall, the U.S. Trotting Association photographer who holds the modern record for citations for excellence in his field, and Dave Little, who has successfully worked in such journalistic areas as writing, editing, handicapping, race announcing, and television commentary, have been announced as new members of the Communicators Hall of Fame in recent balloting conducted by the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA), the sport's leading media group. To determine the Communicators Hall of Famers, chapter nominees were whittled down to five finalists by a blue-ribbon panel of USHWAns, and then the organization's directors selected two of that quintet for placement on the summer election ballot. They were elected by winning 75%+ of the "yes-no" ballots returned in a midsummer balloting, with all Active members of USHWA eligible to vote, held in conjunction with the Hall of Fame voting. Mark Hall has worked in the photography department of the U.S. Trotting Association for over 35 years, teaming with two members of the Communicators Hall of Fame, George Smallsreed and Ed Keys. It is after the flamboyant Smallsreed that the annual USHWA photography awards are named, and Hall has done his former mentor proud by winning six Smallsreed awards, the most of any photographer, with his work spanning the Standardbred spectrum from racing to foals in the field to conformation photos to "beauty shots" involving the sport. Dave Little joined the team in publicity and TV functions at the mighty Meadowlands racetrack in New Jersey after working 24 years as the Racing Editor of the New York Daily News. Dave once "swept" a nine-race card at Roosevelt with his top selections, and also knows his way around a thoroughbred program as well. He has announced at several racetracks, including Historic Track in Goshen NY, and he is a longtime director of USHWA, as is his wife Debbie, who handicaps for the cross-city Post and is president of USHWA's New York City chapter. Hall and Little will first be publicly honored at the USHWA Dan Patch Banquet, to be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando FL, where the Halls of Famers will take their first ensemble bow during the banquet honoring the top humans and equines of the previous year's racing. Then comes the July 7 formal induction to the Halls of Fame, at a dinner set just outside the building in which their likeness will be placed to immortalize their selection as harness racing's best of the best. From the United States Harness Writers Association

Cream Ridge, NJ - Aug. 1, 2018 - Part of the week-long Hambletonian Festivities includes a fabulous casino night on Friday, August 3rd at the Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ.   For just $50 you can enjoy a buffet dinner with delectable carving stations, open bar and $25 in casino chips to get you rolling. There is also a Poker Tournament, with a $125 buy-in, you can win a trip for two to Las Vegas!   Prizes are valued at more than $10,000, and some very unique items will be included in an auction the same evening.   Get your tickets at www.Hambletonian.com or at the door. Proceeds benefit Standardbred Retirement Foundation and the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. Any questions, please contact Tammy at 609-738-3255 or email SRFHorsesandkids@gmail.com.   From the Standardbred Retirement Foundation    

Goshen, NY - The Hambletonian Party and Poker & Casino Night Charity Event will be held Friday, August 3, at Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ. Proceeds will benefit the Standardbred Retirement Foundation and the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. If you are at the Meadowlands for the races on Friday, August 3 or in town early for the Hambletonian on Saturday, August 4, join us for some fun and camaraderie and raise funds for two charities that are important to the sport of harness racing. Tickets are $50 per person and include dinner, open bar, dessert and $25 in casino chips. Casino chips won at table games are exchanged for raffle tickets to deposit in the baskets of the items you want to win. Tickets are drawn at the end of the evening to determine the winners. Prizes include autographed NY Yankees baseballs (Brett Gardner, Alfonso Soriano), NY Jets/NY Giants and NY Yankees/Toronto Blue Jays tickets, Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, Kindle E-Reader, Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam, Fire HD 10 Tablet, USTA Pathway credits, K-Elite Keurig, harness racing memorabilia, liquor baskets, wine baskets and more. Additional casino chips may be purchased through the night. Open bar and table games begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Gallery & Lounge on the second floor. There are five silent auction items featuring: Woman's Bracelet with Yellow Gold Horseshoe set with bright white Hearts on Fire Diamonds, Rose Gold Horse head with Hearts on Fire Diamond Eye Six (6) tickets to the general manager's suite for a 2018 NY Yankees game John Campbell's autographed colors Jets/Giants preseason tickets on 50-yard line, with dining privileges in the Coaches Club Framed Richard Stone Reeves print of Albatross Poker tournament is $125 per person with limited seats available. 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. Second place is $250, third $125. The poker tournament begins at 7:15 p.m. in the Gallery. Hambletonian Party Charity Casino night & Poker Tournament tickets available online and at the door.   Online, use this link:  http://www.hambletonian.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html Contact Janet Terhune or John Mayo at the Museum at 845-294-6330 or Tammy Cailliau at Standardbred Retirement Foundation at 732-446-4422 for further information. by Janet Terhune, for the Harness Racing Museum

Amidst all of the Hall of Fame induction speeches and industry honors, the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association made their annual donation Sunday (July 1) to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. Museum president Larry DeVan was on hand to accept the donation from long-time chapter trailblazer and current chairman of the board John Manzi. DeVan noted, "The Harness Racing Museum is fortunate to have such a dedicated group of writers that have consistently raised thousands of dollars annually on our behalf. We are truly grateful, and appreciate the 'raise' as well!" The amount of the donation has increased to $4,000 from past years, thanks in part to a new fundraising venture, the Iron Horse Poker Run, a recent motorcycle event that brought over 120 Harley-Davidson enthusiasts to Goshen's Hall of Fame. Manzi outlined the efforts of the chapter over the last several decades, and noted that, "This is our Cooperstown, and we are proud to continue to support our Hall of Fame." DeVan and Manzi were flanked by chapter secretary Janet Terhune, chapter treasurer and National president Shawn Wiles and chapter president Chris Tully. In addition to other efforts, a successful banquet and souvenir journal are the primary fundraising mechanisms which allows the benevolent organization to make annual donations to both Goshen Historic Track and the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, two separate and distinct entities that share the same hallowed ground and a mutual purpose of preserving and promoting harness racing. This year's banquet will be the chapter's 60th annual event and is being held at the Fountains at Wallkill Golf Club on Sunday, December 2, 2018, with the main honoree being Frank "the elder" Antonacci of Lindy Farms. by Chris Tully for the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of USHWA          

GOSHEN NY - At its annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on Sunday, July 1, the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame was a recipient of a check for $5000 from the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), the sport's leading media organization. Two years ago, the Directors of USHWA made a change in the organization's rules and regulations of operation, mandating a $5000 contribution to the Hall and Museum. USHWA has been entrusted with conducting the annual elections for the sport's highest honor, acceptance into the Hall of Fame, with its membership joining with present Hall of Famers in voting to honor the best of the best. The organization is proud of the work of the Hall and the Museum, and is glad to contribute to ongoing operations. Shawn Wiles, president of USHWA, is also Manager of Racing Operations at nearby Monticello Raceway; in fact, his USHWA chapter is named the Monticello-Goshen Chapter, and he is very aware of the importance of and the ongoing good work done by his "backyard neighbor." Noted Wiles, "The preservation and promotion of the achievements of the sport's greatest participants who have been honored by election to the Hall would be enough for many organizations. But the Hall/Museum also serves as the sport's main repository of history for today's racing fans, and often is on the road with exhibits, furthering exposure for the sport; it also has a component that tries to encourage the fans of tomorrow, to introduce them to harness racing at a young age." The Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame is open 361 days a year in Goshen NY; their website's address is www.harnessmuseum.com. From the United States Harness Writers Association

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