The Harness Horse Association of Central New York is proud to announce the 2012 scholarship winners. The first place winners of a total of $ 7,500 (first and second place combined) are Kara Duh of Sauquoit, NY and Julie Mondrick of Durhamville, NY.
The Harness Horse Association of Central New York scholarship committee is now taking applications for the 2012-2013 scholarships.
Whether controversial harness racing trainer Lou Pena is guilty or not some of the United States best conditioners are now worried and looking over their shoulders in light of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board (NYSRWB) last week suspending Pena for 1,700 equine drug violations in nearly 700 races.
After a false start last week the harness racing Caretakers Classic is set to go this week. 'The race for grooms was curtailed last week because of a technicality but we've got our ducks in a row and now we'll have one race on Wednesday and one on Thursday' said Alan Schwartz , the president of the Monticello Harness Horsemen's Association who is the driving force behind the grooms races.
The Empire State Harness Horsemen's Alliance - comprised of the SOA of NY, Western NY Harness Horsemen's Association (Buffalo & Batavia), the Saratoga Harness Horse Person's Association, the Harness Horse Association of Central NY (Vernon Downs) and the Monticello Harness Racing Horsemen's Association - today applauded new legislation recently introduced in the NYS Legislature.
The annual membership meeting of the Standardbred Owners Association of New York, the representative body for the over 1,000 harness racing owners, trainers and drivers regularly competing at Yonkers Raceway, was held on December 4.
The Harness Horse Association of Central NY at Vernon Downs was responsible for organizing a highly successful fundraiser for popular local harness racing trainer Terry Bantle.
The Harness Racing Horse Association of Central New York is proud to announce its 2010 college scholarship winners. First place winner of the cherished prize of a $5,000 scholarship is John Mondrick II of Durhamville, NY. John, a 2010 graduate of Oneida High School, is attending Alfred State College of Technology. He is majoring in Engineering Science.
Today, The Harness Horse Association of Central New York (HHA of CNY) announced significant increases in health benefits for harness racing trainers, drivers and grooms who are members that wish to participate.
As promised, The Board of Directors of the Harness Horse Association of Central New York (HHACNY) is continuing to examine ways to address the needs of hard working harness racing horsemen and their families at Vernon Downs.
The HHACNY Board of Directors are pleased to announce an added benefit for all its harness racing members. Horses wholly owned by HHACNY members that are stabled at Vernon Downs are now covered against loss due to fire. This coverage is up to $15,000 per horse.
The Empire State Harness Horsemen's Alliance through its member Organizations; The Harness Horse Association of Central New York (Vernon), The Saratoga Harness Horseperson's Association; The Standardbred Owners Association of New York (Yonkers), the Monticello Harness Horsemen's Association and The Western New York Harness Horsemen's Association (Buffalo/Batavia), has pledged a total of $23,500 to those victims of the December 5th Lebanon Raceway barn fire which tragically claimed the lives of 42 harness horses and 2 grooms.
Vernon Downs Casino and the Harness Horse Association of Central New York are teaming up to help out families in need during the Holiday season through the Food Bank of Central New York. To ensure that families in need enjoy a plentiful meal this Thanksgiving, Vernon Downs and the HHA of CNY will donate up to 1,000 turkeys to families, who may otherwise go without.
Harness Horse Association of Central New York, Inc. and Nevada Gold - Vernon Downs, Inc. and American Racing and Entertainment, LLC announced today (January 31) that the motion scheduled in the lawsuit between the parties before Judge John W. Grow in Rome New York scheduled for February 1, 2008 has been moved to March 6, 2008.
This is the sign that was posted at Vernon Downs last week by track owner Jeff Gural. I think that most reasonable people on either side of the issue would agree that it was Gural, and not Joe Faraldo, the attorney for the Harness Horse Association of Central New York (HHACNY) (and the President of the Standardbred Owner’s Association of New York), who ordered the barn area shut.
The following release was forwarded to all statewide elected officials this morning in response to the actions of track management at Vernon Downs Racetrack in New York: