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Goshen, NY - A dramatic original bronze equine sculpture by artist Claudia Steinley Shelhamer will be offered at live auction on Hall of Fame Night, July 1, 2018, at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen, New York. From the collection of late Hall of Famer, Norman Woolworth, Claudia Steinley Shelhamer's 1989 detailed equine group "Down on the Farm," is a bold composition which places the unbridled freedom of horses in a field in juxtaposition with the controlled power of a horse in harness. Claudia Steinley Shelhamer, whose work features equine and western themes, first gained recognition as an artist in 1962 when her painting of horses crossing a stream was reproduced for the cover of the All-Breed issue of The Western Horseman magazine. Married to Thoroughbred racetrack developer Lloyd Shelhamer, Jr. in 1989, the artist turned her hand to the interior design of tracks such as Sunland Park and others managed by Shelhamer. Last sold in 2003 at the Harness Tracks of America auction in Lexington, Kentucky for $5,000, the auction of this fine work will benefit the care and conservation of art and artifacts in the historic collections of the Harness Racing Museum. Those who cannot attend the event on July 1 but would still like to bid may contact Museum Director Janet Terhune for possible arrangements. by Janet Terhune, for the Harness Racing Museum

Great music and fun are traditions of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame's annual Holiday Concert. Celebrating its 43rd year, this community event kicks off the 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 7 th at 7:00 p.m. and don't miss out. Performing again this year in the Museum's William R. Haughton Memorial Hall is the Evergreen Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International based in Poughkeepsie. Singing in four-part harmony, this award-winning a cappella group, judged the third best Sweet Adelines small chorus in the world, based on their performance at the Harmony Classic Division A level competition at the Las Vegas MGM Grand in October, will entertain listeners with a selection of holiday favorites. Goshen High School's Varsity Choir and Jazz Voices Ensemble will return for their 18th appearance on this special occasion. The evening will end with the concert's traditional audience participation number, "The Twelve Days of Christmas." This year's concert will feature preconcert entertainment by 18 year old gifted cellist Alex Prizgintas in Haughton Hall. 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 12th 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 at 845-294-6330. The Museum, which is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as the United States Trotting Association, is currently offering free admission for walk-in visitors and $4.00/person for group docent-guided tours. For information on all the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame special events, education programs or gift shop services, please call (845) 294-6330 or visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com. The Museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Janet Terhune

The first leg of the 2018 Hall of Fame & Museum Amateur Series was held at The Red Mile, Lexington, KY on Friday, October 6. Both divisions, each with a purse of $4,000 were won by Joe Pennachio. He won with Kween Mightus by a whisker over Fairground Drama driven by Rodney DeBeck in 1:56.4. Pennachio turned right around and won the next race with Steve Oldford's Utopia in hand in 1:56.3. Lawrence DeVan, Museum President, was on hand to make the winner's circle presentations. Funds raised in these races will be donated to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, Goshen, NY and to the Round Barn at the Red Mile. The series has been resounding success, raising more than $6,000 for the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. Special thanks are in order for the amateur drivers who participated in the inaugural Hall of Fame Amateur series for their contributions of driving commissions and starting fees to the Museum. For more information about this series, contact Steve Oldford or Janet Terhune. For information on all the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame events, please visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com. The Museum, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen NY, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Janet Terhune    

The first leg of the 2018 Hall of Fame & Museum Amateur Series will be held at The Red Mile, Lexington, KY on Friday, October 6. There are two divisions, each with a purse of $4,000. Funds raised in these races will be donated to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, Goshen, NY and to the Round Barn at the Red Mile. The 2017 series culminated with the series final at Delaware, Ohio on Jug Day, which was won by Ned Hodkinson driving Mutinyonthebounty by a neck over Gregg Keidel and Tinder while Peter Gerry with Kween Mightus was third. The series has been resounding success, raising more than $5,000 for the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. Special thanks are in order for the amateur drivers who participated in the inaugural Hall of Fame Amateur series for their contributions of driving commissions and starting fees to the Museum. For more information about this series, contact Steve Oldford or Janet Terhune. 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.   Janet Terhune  

Goshen, NY - The generosity and support of the harness racing community has helped raise much needed funds for the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and the Standardbred Retirement Foundation at the Hambletonian Party and Poker & Casino Night Charity held Friday, August 4th at Victory Sports Bar, Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ. Supported by The Hambletonian Society and Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, the evening included great table games, a poker tournament and terrific raffle prizes. A very hearty thanks to our major sponsors Marion Marauder Ownership (Wellwoods and Keelings), Arden Homestead Stable, Joe Bellino and Burke Racing Stable. We also thank Roberts Communications Network and Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment for providing the grand prize for the poker tournament, a 3-night/4-day trip for two to Las Vegas including airfare, first class hotel accommodation, show tickets and a generous food/beverage allowance. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the following sponsors: Ted Gewertz and Claire Chappell in memory of Charles Iannazzo, Riverview Breeding (Myron and Stephanie Bell), David McDuffee, Mark Ford Training Center, Tim Tetrick, Tony Alagna, The Hambletonian Society, Scott Zeron, Corey Callahan, Jonas & Christine Czernyson, George Brennan, Brian Sears, Bluegrass Staking, Ted Mazzarisi DVM and Steve Bokman DVM. Silent auction items included the use of a luxury suite for 6 people for a New York Yankees game courtesy of Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees, a private tour of NBC 4 studios at 30 Rockefeller Center by Bruce Beck, a wooden carved horse head bench, John Campbell autographed memorabilia and the Legends program autographed by all Legends present. Some of the sought after raffle items included tickets to Mets v Dodgers and Mets v Phillies games, signed Yankees memorabilia, Bradford Portrait packages, harness racing prints donated by Leon Zimmerman, autographed John Campbell prints donated by Ray Lance, Metakoo drone, wine, liquor and much more. This event was successful and enjoyable that it will likely be repeated next year. Check with the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and the Standardbred Retirement Foundation for more information next year. Janet Terhune

The second leg of the Hall of Fame and Museum Amateur Racing Series will be held in Goshen, New York on Monday, July 3, with a purse of $5,000. This race is in addition to the scheduled Billings Series race on that same day. If more horses are needed for the Museum race, harness racing drivers in the Billings race can be eligible for the Museum series by paying a $100 entry fee. The FIRST leg took place on January 21 at The Isle of Capri at Pompano Park in Pompano Beach, Florida. A resounding success, the support from the amateur driving community at Pompano raised over $3,000 for the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen. Three races were contested with the winning drivers Museum Vice President Steve Oldford behind JLS TOO HOT TAJ, Dein Spriggs with A CROWN FOR LINDY and Fred Cohen behind THEKEPTMAN. Museum trustee Ebby Gerry, Jr. presented the trophies. A special thanks is in order for John Berry in promoting the series, Rosie Huff of the FSBOA for her help and the Florida Amateur Driving Club for their contribution of driving commissions to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. The THIRD leg of the series is planned for the Meadowlands on August 4 during Hambletonian week, then on to the Delaware County Fair on September 21 for the Final on Little Brown Jug day. Janet Terhune    

For the second consecutive year, Hannah Miller has been named the 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) and Hannah Miller (2016). 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. Her 32 driving victories are the most ever in a single season in recorded amateur racing. In 2016 Miller repeated her stellar season, again scoring 32 wins. Her margins of victory ranged from a nose to 18 lengths. In September, Miller represented the U.S. in the international amateur World Cup in Budapest, Hungary, and finished second by only one point. She dominated in the 2016 C.K.G. Billings Series, finishing as the combined points champion and winning the East Region Final at Pocono Downs and the $25,000 Billings Series Final at Harrah's Philadelphia. The Harness Racing Museum will recognize Miller with a perpetual trophy naming her 2017 Museum Amateur Champion and a portrait that will be presented to her at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony July 2, 2017. 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. Janet Terhune

Goshen, NY - Save The Date for the Hambletonian Party and Poker & Casino Night Charity Event to be held Friday, August 4, 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 4 or in town for the Hambletonian on Saturday, August 5, join us for some fun and camaraderie and raise some funds for two charities that are important to the sport of harness racing. Tickets are $50 per person and include open bar, appetizers, dessert and $25 in casino chips. As always, there will be many fantastic raffle prizes available and additional casino chips may be purchased through the night. The silent auction item is six (6) tickets to the general manager's suite for a NY Yankees game. Open bar and table games begin at 6:00 p.m. in Victory Sports Bar & Club. 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 tournament begins at 7:15 p.m. in Victory. Purchase tickets now by calling either the Harness Racing Museum or the Standardbred Retirement Foundation. Tickets will also be available online at a later date and at the door. Sponsorships are available. If interested contact Janet Terhune or John Mayo at the Museum at 845-294-6330 or Tammy Cailliau at Standardbred Retirement Foundation at 732-446-4422. Janet Terhune

Goshen, NY - Time is running out for members of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame to submit Immortal nominations for the Class of 2016! All Museum members, in good standing, have the privilege of nominating persons and horses who they feel have made a significant contribution to the sport of harness racing. The nominees must be deceased THREE years or more to be eligible for consideration. Nominations must include a complete biography of the subject and detailed harness racing career statistics, when applicable. Nominations must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2016. They may be emailed on or before that date to director@harnessmuseum.com or mailed to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924. NOTE: Nominees selected by the Immortals Committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in 2016 will be inducted in July 2017. Last year in July, the Immortals Nominating Committee announced that the trustees of the Museum had endorsed the election of the mare Princess and driver/trainer Carl Allen. On Sunday, July 3, 2016, "Hall of Fame Day," these significant contributors to the sport of harness racing will be inducted into the Hall of Immortals during ceremonies held under the tent on the Museum lawn. Carl Allen's homebred Royal Troubador, winner of the 1990 Yonkers Trot, was the sire of 1995 Horse of the Year, Hall of Famer CR Kay Suzie. In 1994 Allen was voted Glen Garnsey Trainer of the Year and received the New Jersey USHWA Chapter's Stanley Dancer Award in 1996. In 1997 he was inducted into the Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame. John Hervey wrote that Princess "unquestionably ranks among the greatest mares of trotting history." The dam of foundation sire Happy Medium, Princess (1846 - 1877) is perhaps best known for her 1859 series of races against Immortal Flora Temple. If you would like further information on this year's induction ceremonies to be held in Goshen, NY on July 3, 2016 and the events leading up to it, please contact the Museum at 845-294-6330 or visit our website, www.harnessmuseum.com. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, NY and is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (last tour 4:00 pm). Thanks to U.S. Trotting Association support the Museum is currently offering free admission for walk-in visitors and group docent-guided tours at a minimal charge per person. For additional information about the Museum, its membership program, special events and educational programs, please call 845-294-6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com. Janet Terhune

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