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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

The Harness Racing Museum's Winner's Circle Gift Shop will be at the Delaware County Fair in Delaware, Ohio, Monday, September 16 through Thursday, September 19, 2019. Our shop will be located east of the Log Cabin near the Jugette Barn. Start your holiday shopping before and between races. 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 books, clothing items and toys will be in stock and ready to head home with you. If you have specific requests for merchandise, please let us know as soon as possible and we will gladly bring it to the fair and save you the expense of shipping your purchase. 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. 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. by Janet Terhune, for the Harness Racing Museum  

Goshen, NY - The harness racing community once again showed robust support for two of the sport's most important charities - The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) - at a casino-themed fundraiser held Hambletonian eve at The New Meadowlands in East Rutherford. .The August 2nd event, with dinner sponsorship from the connections of Atlanta, featured nearly 200 people playing casino games and vying in a poker tournament to win prizes that included an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas sponsored by Roberts Communications and The New Meadowlands. The silent auction which was sponsored by Marvin Katz included Rolling Stones tickets and New York Yankees tickets as well as Prix d'Amerique items, harness racing art and a beautiful bronze of mares and foals. Raffle prize winners won harness racing art, high tech devices, jewelry, autographed Yankees baseballs and themed baskets such as vintage Hambletonian items, Italian food and beverages, and of course, Foiled Again. Charles Keller III and Yankeeland Farm sponsored the raffle items. Approximately $80,000 was raised and will be shared equally by the two organizations after expenses. A buffet dinner and an open bar were provided throughout the evening to go along with blackjack, roulette and a great night of racing. Arden Homestead Stable sponsored the bar, and Brittany Farms and the American Ideal Syndicate underwrote dessert. Table sponsors included Arch Madness, Cameo Hills Farm, Diamond Creek Farms, Jay Farrar, Ted Gewertz & Claire Chappell in memory of Charles Iannazzo, Hambletonian Society, Max Hempt, Mary Ellen & David McDuffee, Freehold Raceway, Marion Marauder Group, McWicked, Marcus Melander Stable, David Miller, Preferred Equine, Seelster Farms, Southwind Frank, Standardbred Horse Sales, Svanstedt Stable, Sweet Lou and the United States Trottting Association. Table co-sponsors were Tony Alagna, Jenn Bongiorno, George Brennan, Corey Callahan, Daniel Dube Stable, Dexter Dunn, Yannick Gingras, Erv Miller Stable, Julie & Andy Miller, Brian Sears, Nick Surick Stable, Tim Tetrick, Linda Toscano and Paula Wellwood. Raffle and auction items were donated by Murray Brown, Bob Boni/Bluestone Farms, Brian Cashman, Tom Charters, Callie Davies-Gooch, Mary Lou Dondarski, Moira Fanning, John Polvinale, The Hambletonian Society, The New Meadowlands, Standardbred Retirement Foundation and the Harness Racing Museum. Monetary donations were received from Suzie Dupler-Telle, Sugar Valley Farms and Todd Buter. The Museum is planning a major expansion project and the SRF is caring for nearly 400 horses. The money raised on August 2nd will be an important first step in achieving goals for both groups. This exceptional level of generosity by so many in the harness racing industry is profoundly appreciated by all those involved with the Museum and the SRF. A charitable event has been part of the Hambletonian festivities since 1991 and has raised a total of $1.4 million. by Janet Terhune, for the Harness Racing Museum  

Goshen NY - The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame will host the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday July 7, 2019 in Goshen, New York.   Congratulations are in order for the newest class of Hall of Famers: Blair Burgess, Ted Gewertz, Joe Holloway, Jerry Silverman, Linda Toscano and Ted Wing, and Communicators Mark Hall and Dave Little. Also being honored are the new members of the Living Horse Hall of Fame: Art Major, Captaintreacherous, Foiled Again, Graceful Touch and Southwind Serena. Dr. Leroy Coggins, Charley Hinkle, Allen & Connie Skolnick, and Delinquent Account will be inducted as Harness Racing Immortals and Steve Oldford the 2019 Museum Amateur Driving Champion will be recognized for the 6th time.   SSG Gloves is the 2019 Hall of Fame Dinner Sponsor. The Museum owes special thanks and appreciation to Ed James and SSG Stable, owner of McWicked. The horse will be honored with the Delvin & Mary Lib Miller 2018 Horse of the Year Perpetual Trophy at the dinner. With so many people and horses being celebrated, we expect a large turnout for the dinner. If you have not mailed your reservation, along with the names of who will be attending, please do so at your earliest opportunity or give us a call because seats are going fast. Tables of ten are $1,250; individual tickets $150. Other activities during Hall of Fame Weekend include a memorial for Dorothy Haughton at the Harness Racing Museum from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Haughton Hall. All are welcome to stop by to see the slideshow, scrapbooks and memorabilia that celebrate the life of the first lady of harness racing. Haughton family members will be here. Foiled Again will be in Goshen for the weekend, leading the post parade at Historic Track on Saturday and Sunday and welcoming guests to the HOF dinner Sunday night from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. on the Walk of Fame. HOF Field Ready: Hall of Fame horsemen Wally Hennessey, David Miller, Brian Sears, Dick Stillings and Jimmy Takter, as well as the soon to be inducted Blair Burgess, Joe Holloway and Linda Toscano have accepted invitations to compete in the annual Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge T. Gerry Memorial Trot on Sunday at Historic Track in Goshen. Following the race, the drivers will be available to meet fans and sign autographs at tables located adjacent to the grandstand. There will be racing at Historic Track from Thursday through Sunday, July 4-7. Post time is 1 p.m. daily. Admission is free for children (12 and under); adults are $5 and admission price includes a racing program. The stable area is open to visitors, to see the racehorses up close as they prepare for competition. Hall of Fame Night Silent Auction Items: A wonderful vintage weathervane, with cast iron garden stand, will be offered at auction on Hall of Fame night. Donated by Denise Michelson in memory of her father Harold Michelson, the copper trotting horse will make a wonderful addition to some lucky buyer's den or garden. Proceeds from the evening's auction will be used toward the care of the Museum's growing collection of fine art. An experience of a lifetime can be yours with a winning silent auction bid on six seats in the General Manager's suite at Yankee Stadium. The tickets are for any mutually agreed upon date in the 2019 season and come with one parking pass, and food and drink in the box. This special package is donated by Brian Cashman, son of the late Harness Racing Hall of Famer John Cashman.   Janet Terhune

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the two broodmares that will be inducted into the Living Horse Hall of Fame on July 7, 2019 in Goshen, New York. The Living Horse Hall of Fame Committee recently voted for broodmares using the criteria implemented in 2018. Eligible mares for consideration are producers of two Dan Patch winners, two millionaires or one Dan Patch and one millionaire, or those nominated by a committee member. The committee members voted to elect GRACEFUL TOUCH and SOUTHWIND SERENA. LIVING HORSE HALL OF FAME 2019 INDUCTEE GRACEFUL TOUCH Nominated as Broodmare Bay Mare, 2000 2,1:56.1 ($161,893) Pine Chip - Act Of Grace - Valley Victory Bred by Peter Eriksson of Soraker, Sweden, broodmare Graceful Touch was foaled on February 23, 2000. During her racing career she was owned by Perretti Farms. She is currently owned by Steve Stewart, Black Creek Farm and Maumee River Stables. Graceful Touch has eleven registered foals with six starters and $1,939,470 in total earnings. Her most successful offspring are 2010 Hambletonian winner Muscle Massive 3,1:51 ($1,239,138) and 2010 Merrie Annabelle winner Thatsnotmyname 2,1:55 ($340,730). Son Muscle Mass 2,1:53.4 ($229,000) is the sire of the sub-1:50 2018 2-year-old world champions Six Pack 3,1:49.1 ($1,358,290) and Plunge Blue Chip 3,1:49.4 ($1,003,559). Janet Terhune LIVING HORSE HALL OF FAME 2019 INDUCTEE SOUTHWIND SERENA Nominated as Broodmare Brown Mare, 2004 3,1:55.2 ($385,088) Varenne - Spice On Ice - Pine Chip Bred by Southwind Farm in Pennington, New Jersey, 2007 Breeders Crown winner Southwind Serena was foaled on April 18, 2004. During her racing career she was owned by Andrea Lea Racing Stables. She is currently owned by Steve Stewart, Black Creek Farm and Andrea Lea Racing Stables. Southwind Serena has six registered foals with four starters and $3,083,735 in total earnings. Her most successful offspring are 2014 Two-Year Old Trotting Filly of the Year and Breeders Crown winner, 2015 Three-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year, world champion Mission Brief 3,1:50.2f ($1,599,587) and 2018 Breeders Crown winner Tactical Landing 3,1:50.2 ($812,300). Please check www.harnessmuseum.com for information about the Hall of Fame ceremony on July 7, 2019. The 2019 Inductees include Immortals: Dr. Leroy Coggins, Charlie Hinkle, Allen & Connie Skolnick and Delinquent Account; Living Horse Hall of Fame: Art Major, Captaintreacherous, Foiled Again, Graceful Touch and Southwind Serena; the Amateur Driving Champion: Steve Oldford; Living Hall of Fame: Blair Burgess, Ted Gewertz, Joe Holloway, Jerry Silverman, Linda Toscano and Ted Wing; and Communicators' Hall of Fame: Mark Hall and Dave Little. For information on all Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame events, please visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com, email info@harnessmuseum.com or call 845-294-6330. The Museum is located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, New York and is currently open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. From Memorial Day, May 27, 2019 to Labor Day, September 2, 2019, the Museum is open daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

Goshen, NY – Bring the kids ages 3-12 to the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for a fun-filled event of seasonally oriented crafts, horse-themed games, egg hunt and a ride on the Harness Racing 3-D Simulator, all for only $5.00 per child – and parents are free!  Spring is an exciting time when nature comes to life and fills with color!   During this event children will decorate an Easter tin for their candy and trinkets, make mini egg baskets, print with real horseshoes to create a flower design, hunt for eggs, enjoy tasty cookies, play horsey-themed games, and everyone will get a ride on the world’s only Harness Racing 3-D Simulator!  There will be many eggs to search for in the courtyard or around the Museum, depending on the weather.  The egg hunts begin at 12:00 p.m., divided by age groups – and every egg is a winner! Art supplies are limited, first come first served. Educational programs are made possible with support from 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, e-mail education@harnessmuseum.com or visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com.   The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.    Janet Terhune

Goshem NY - The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame will present "The Cradle of the Trotter," a one-hour staged reading accompanied by numerous photographs and images on Saturday, February 16th at 1:00 p.m. This live performance tells the story of early harness racing, the influence the sport has had on Goshen, New York and the reason generations of Goshenites hold the sport so dear. This program is for those who may be new to the area as well as those who have called Goshen home for years. Designed for the entire family, this presentation will share historical facts, folklore, legend and tales of the people, places and horses that made Goshen's trotting traditions known worldwide. Come see images of Goshen Historic Track and Good Time Park when they were the places to be on race days in Goshen and learn about the influential men and famous horses that made Goshen the Cradle of the Trotter. The performers are Ben Hudson, Emma Jorgensen and Ken Tschan. Tickets are $5 and light refreshments will be served. Located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, New York, the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is open Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information visit www.harnessmuseum.com by Janet Terhune, for the Harness Racing Museum

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 2019 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 Foiled Again and Captaintreacherous, and racehorse/stallion Art Major.   The other nominees were Father Patrick, Peaceful Way and Sweet Lou. Art Major, Captaintreacherous and Foiled Again will be inducted on Hall of Fame Day, Sunday, July 7th, 2019. 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 2019 onward or call or write the Museum at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924. Phone: 845-294-6330.   Standardbreds are only eligible for nomination to harness racing's highest accolade if they meet the following criteria: AS A RACEHORSE: Must be retired from racing for two years and have had a drug-free career. 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 and have had a drug-free career. 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.   ART MAJOR (Nominated as Stallion and Racehorse) p,4,1:48.4 ($2,727,224) Bay Horse, 1999 (Artsplace - Perfect Profile - Nihilator) Foaled on June 11, 1999 in Versailles, Kentucky, pacer Art Major has a lifetime race record of 49-32-7-2. In 2002, three-year-old Art Major finished on the board in 25 of 31 starts with 20 wins. Victories included the Breeders Crown, Hoosier Cup, Cane Pace, Progress Pace, Confederation Cup, James Dancer Memorial, Tattersalls Pace and Bluegrass. His earnings of $1,562,779 were the most of any Standardbred in 2002 and he was voted Dan Patch and O'Brien Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year. Four-year-old Art Major won 8 of 11 starts with 3 seconds in 2003. Major victories included the Breeders Crown, Canadian Pacing Derby and U.S. Pacing Championship. Ranked fourth in earnings for all Standardbreds in 2003 with $1,082,930, Art Major was voted Dan Patch and O'Brien Older Pacing Horse of the Year. As a stallion, Art Major is the sire of 22 in 1:49, and has sired winners of $119,816,579 with eight millionaires, including world champion Art Official p,3,1:47 ($2,082,885), winner of the 2008 Meadowlands Pace, Hoosier Cup and Cane Pace; 2014 North America Cup winner JK Endofanera p,3,1:48.2 ($2,049,580); world champion Hypnotic Blue Chip p,4,1:47.2 ($1,787,311), winner of the 2010 U.S. Pacing Championship; and 2007 Breeders Crown and Governor's Cup winner Santanna Blue Chip p,9,1:51s ($1,666,701). As a broodmare sire, Art Major has sired the dams of winners of over $35 million.   CAPTAINTREACHEROUS (Nominated as Racehorse) p,3,1:47.1 ($3,148,657) Bay Horse, 2010 (Somebeachsomewhere - Worldly Treasure - Artsplace) Foaled on February 17, 2010 in Allentown, New Jersey, two-time Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous has a lifetime race record of 33-23-5-2. In 2012, two-year-old Captaintreacherous finished on the board in all of his 10 starts, winning 8 and earning $918,253. Victories included the Metro Pace, Woodrow Wilson and Nassagaweya. The leading moneywinning two-year-old Standardbred of 2012, he was voted Dan Patch Pacer of the Year and Dan Patch and O'Brien Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year. Three-year-old Captaintreacherous earned $2,055,033 while winning 13 of 16 starts including the Breeders Crown, North America Cup, Meadowlands Pace, Hempt Memorial, Cane Pace, American-National, Tattersalls Pace and the Bluegrass. He was voted 2013 Dan Patch Pacer of the Year and Three-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year.Captaintreacherous was the leading moneywinning Standardbred of 2013. As a four-year-old in 2014, Captaintreacherous earned $175,371 in seven starts, including a victory in the Meadowlands Maturity. He retired as the 9th-leading single-season moneywinning pacer of all time.   FOILED AGAIN (Nominated as Racehorse) p,9,1:48f ($7,615,518) Bay Gelding, 2004 (Dragon Again - In A Safe Place - Artsplace) Foaled on May 8, 2004 in Englishtown, New Jersey, world champion pacing gelding Foiled Again is the leading moneywinning Standardbred of all time. In addition to his 106 lifetime victories, he is the only Standardbred to have earned over $1 million in three consecutive seasons, with average annual earnings of over $585,000 over 13 years. He finished on the board in 222 of his 326 starts. In 2011, seven-year-old Foiled Again recorded victories in his second-consecutive Quillen Memorial, the Molson Pace, Graduate Final, Indiana Pacing Derby and American-National. The second-leading moneywinning Standardbred of 2011, his earnings of $1,405,747 also made him the top single-season moneywinning pacing gelding ever. He was voted Dan Patch Pacer of the Year as well as the Dan Patch and O'Brien Older Pacing Horse of the Year. Eight-year-old Foiled Again's major victories included the Canadian Pacing Derby, his second-consecutive Molson Pace and second-consecutive Indiana Pacing Derby. The third-leading moneywinning pacer in 2012 with $1,207,429 in earnings, Foiled Again became the oldest pacer on record to have a $1 million year. He was voted Dan Patch Older Pacing Horse of the Year. In 2013, nine-year-old Foiled Again became the oldest horse to ever win a Breeders Crown. Other major victories included the Ben Franklin and TVG Final. In the Franklinelimination, Foiled Again set a world record 1:48f for all-age pacing geldings on a 5/8-mile track. With $1,404,984 in earnings, he was the third-leading moneywinning Standardbred in 2013, recording his third-consecutive $1 million season. He was voted Dan Patch and O'Brien Older Pacing Horse of the Year. Ten-year-old Foiled Again's third Quillen Memorial win contributed to $863,563 in total earnings, making him the leading moneywinning Standardbred gelding of 2014. Janet Terhune

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 

Goshen, NY - Join the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame on Sunday, August 19th from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm and use sculpting tools to model air-dry terracotta clay into a bas-relief horse head tile.   At just $10 per person the event promises to be both fun and affordable for those ages 8 and up. Scouts, Pony Club and 4-H members participate for free. Preregistration required by August 16th. Programs are made possible with support from the USTA, NYS Agriculture & 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 programs or children's birthday parties, contact the Education Department at 845-294-6330, education@harnessmuseum.com, or visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com. The museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. by Janet Terhune, for the Harness Racing Museum

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

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

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