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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

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    

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