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Westfield, IN- The Harness Horse Youth Foundation’s annual fall fundraiser, Drive For Youth, is rapidly approaching, with an October 5 kickoff at The Red Mile. The event runs through October 11.  The Red Mile day will feature HHYF Trottingbred star Royal Attire and participants Jacob Zeiger and Maddy Lester leading post parades, as well as assistance from  HHYF graduate and 2014 Sweet Karen Scholarship recipient Olivia Kimelman. The Meadows will pony up on October 8thand 10th under the guidance of Heather Wilder from MSOA . Hoosier Park horsemen, led by advocates Brandon Bates and Lisa Avenatti, will be asked to donate on October 10. The Pennsylvania Horsemen’s Association also recently sent a significant donation. “We are especially pleased to have new interest from tracks and organizations joining this important effort,” said HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor. “We welcome the racing community of drivers, trainers, and owners from any track to participate and encourage horsemen to think outside the box to support our programs. HHYF is deeply committed to increasing awareness of racing as well as teaching bright young minds about the sport.” To make a pledge to Drive for Youth, download the pledge form from www.hhyf.org/drive-for-youth. You may also contact Taylor at 317- 867-5877 or by e-mail: Ellen@hhyf.org for additional information. The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with  harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people’s lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go towww.hhyf.org. For more information on this press release contact Keith Gisser, keith@hhyf.org or 216-374-1392. From the Harness Horse Youth Foundation

Westfield, IN- Do you love working with horses? Do you love teaching children about horses and horsemanship? Can you drive a truck and horse trailer? Then the Harness Horse Youth Foundation is looking for you! We are seeking a Summer Programs Supervisor to coordinate our 2015 horsemanship camps and outreach events, while supervising care of the Foundation's stable of Trottingbred horses. The potential to extend the position into fall does exist. For a complete job description, please log on to http://www.hhyf.org/employment.asp. Questions may be addressed to HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor by e-mail at ellen@hhyf.org. The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people's lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org. For more information on this press release contact Keith Gisser, keith@hhyf.org or 216-374-1392. From the Harness Horse Youth Foundation

Westfield, IN - After last year's success the Harness Horse Youth Foundation's Drive for Youth, the organization's annual fall fundraiser, will again be a week-long national effort, kicking off on October 5 at The Red Mile and running through October 11. Top driver and HHYF trustee Corey Callahan is again challenging his fellow horse people to participate. "Last year was a Great Success and of course we want to improve on that this year," he explains." We really appreciate everyone's help to continue with these programs so we can see more epic HHYF stretch battles like we saw on Hambletonian day this year. Those kids left with a wonderful experience and memory and the Drive For Youth fundraiser guarantees that many more will have that great experience." Owners, trainers and drivers can pledge either a percentage of their earnings during Drive for Youth week, or they can pledge a flat amount as Executive Director Ellen Taylor explains. "We are thrilled to have the support of horsemen at Hoosier Park on October 10, and The Meadows and Harrington Raceway with dates soon to be announced, but we are requesting all trainers, drivers, and owners to participate. Their support ensures longevity for our programs including our summer camps and scholarships." To make a pledge to Drive for Youth, download the pledge form from www.hhyf.org/drive-for-youth. You may also contact Taylor at 317- 867-5877 or by e-mail: Ellen@hhyf.org for additional information. The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people's lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org.  

Westfield, IN- The Harness Horse Youth Foundation has named five worthy students as its 2014 scholarship recipients. The $2500 Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship went to Maja Bown of West Orange, New Jersey. She is a freshman at the University of New Hampshire where she is studying Nutrition and Dietetics. Maja graduated high school with a 3.7 GPA. The scholarship honors the late Curt Greene, who is a member of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame Communicator's Corner. Krista Burkhart and Olivia Kimelman each received $750 stipends as co-winners of the Sweet Karen Alumni Scholarship, for students who have participated in HHYF summer programs. Both remain active as HHYF volunteers/representatives at HHYF activities across the country. Burkhart is a sophomore at SUNY Morrisville, where she is part of the Equine Racing and Management bachelor's program. She is a native of Rome, New York. Kimelman calls Wallkill, New York home but is a freshman at the University of Kentucky, where she studies Animal Science with an eye toward becoming a veterinarian. Lyndhurst, New Jersey's John McDermott was named a $15,000 Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship recipient, and Guadalupe Diaz earned a $5,000 Gallo Blue Chip award. McDermott is a freshman in Business Administration at the University of Florida. Diaz, from Middletown, New York, is a junior at Stony Brook University, studying Chemical and Molecular Engineering. The Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship is sponsored by Martin Scharf to honor his pacer, who retired as the richest sidewheeler in harness racing history. The Harness Horse Youth Foundation sponsors and administers several scholarships and also offers a clearing house of equine-related scholarships. For more information, or to have your organization's scholarship listed, contact Executive Director Ellen Taylor, ellen@hhyf.org, or go www.hhyf.org/hhyf-scholarships. HHYF is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people's lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org. For more information on this release contact HHYF Project Manager Keith Gisser, keiith@hhyf.org or 216-374-1392. From HHYF      

The 1935 Bronco Nagurski. The Pikachu llustrator. And of course, the 1909 Honus Wagner. They are the most valuable trading cards in the world. But what about the 2014 Bee A Magician or the 2013 Foiled Again? They may not be quite as valuable, but more importantly, they are available to harness racing fans. The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is pleased to announce that its 2014 set of HARNESS HEROES cards may now be ordered. Featuring human and equine divisional winners, as well as historical stars of harness racing, the thirty-five card set is available postage paid for a suggested donation of $15 ($25 in Canada). Limited numbers of previous years' sets are available at the same price. Proceeds from HARNESS HEROES card sales help support HHYF summer youth camps and its scholarship program. To order, send your check or money order to HHYF, 16575 Carey Road Westfield, IN 46074. Orders received after June 10 will be filled in August. Make sure to designate which year's set(s) you wish to receive. You can also order on-line through PayPal by going to the HARNESS HEROES page at the HHYF website, http://www.hhyf.org/harness-heroes, and following the ordering directions. The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people's lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org. For more information on this release, contact Keith Gisser, hhyfkeith@earthlink.net or 216-374-1392. From the Harness Horse Youth Foundation

Westfield, IN- Although the posted deadline has passed to apply for the Harness Horse Youth Foundation's 2014 summer program schedule, the Foundation is providing a second chance to potential campers. Applications for several camps will remain open on a first come, first served basis, until each camp is filled, with a hard deadline of June 10, after which no applications can be accepted. HHYF's complete 2014 schedule information, along with applications for the Foundation's Youth Camps and one- and two-day introductory events, is available at http://www.hhyf.org/schedule-applications. The all-inclusive five-day camp fee is $150, while registration for single day events is $25. "Most of our camps are nearly filled," explained HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor. "But since camps are more fun when we have 'full fields', we are extending the deadline a bit. We also realize that several locations (Maine and Indiana) were added late and some schools have extended sessions due to the winter which may have made it tougher for some people to plan ahead." HHYF's popular overnight youth camps, for students 12-14, will be held June 21-25 at Harrington, in Delaware; July 14-18 at Vernon Downs in New York; and July 21-25 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, in Pennsylvania. These camps culminate with a driving exhibition on Hambletonian Day at The Meadowlands on August 2. These camps feature hands-on experience, including driving, using the organization's stable of Trottingbred horses. Shorter, introductory programs for children eleven and up are scheduled for the Indiana State Fargorunds on June 17; Ocean Downs in Maryland on June 27; Cumberland Maine on June 30, July 1, and July 3 (three separate programs); Cornish Maine on July 2; Gaitway Farms in New Jersey on July 30-31; and at Scioto Downs in Ohio on August 5. HHYF will also conduct special programs for equine oriented groups throughout the summer. The Foundation, which is dedicated to creating the next generation of harness racing fans, will also have a presence at the Fair Winds Farm Open House in New Jersey, the Little Brown Jug, the Hambletonian at The Meadowlands, Richwood OH fair, Open Space Day at Freehold Raceway, and at the Red Mile on Kentucky Futurity weekend. The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people's lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org. For more information on this press release, contact Keith Gisser, hhyfkeith@earthlink.net or 216-374-1392. From the Harness Horse Youth Foundation    

Westfield, IN- May 15th is the deadline to apply for the Harness Horse Youth Foundation summer programs. Complete 2014 schedule information, along with applications for the Foundation's Youth Camps, and one- and two-day introductory events, is available at http://www.hhyf.org/schedule-applications. HHYF's popular overnight youth camps, for students 12-14, will be held June 21-25 at Harrington, in Delaware; July 14-18 at Vernon Downs in New York; and July 21-25 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, in Pennsylvania. These camps culminate with a driving exhibition on Hambletonan Day at The meadowlands on August 2. These camps feature hands-on experience, including driving, using the organization's stable of Trottingbred horses. The HHYF Leadership camp at Goshen New York is full and closed. Week-long camp fees are just $150, including lodging, meals and all materials. Fees are not due until registration. Shorter introductory programs for children ages 11 and up are scheduled for Ocean Downs in Maryland on June 27; Cumberland, Maine on June 30, July 1 and 3 (separate programs); Cornish, Maine on July 2; Gaitway Farms in New Jersey on July 30-31; and at Scioto Downs in Ohio on August 5. Registration fees for one day programs are $25 and include lunch and all materials. Fees may be paid at registration. "Our sponsors help us keep our fees quite reasonable compared to other camps," says HHYF project manager Keith Gisser. "I don't think there's a youth equine program anywhere that gives you more bang for your buck. Regardless of cost there is no better way to introduce youngsters to the business and sport of harness racing. Remember applications need to be postmarked by May 15." The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people's lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org. For more information on this press release, contact Keith Gisser, hhyfkeith@earthlink.net or 216-374-1392. From HHYF    

Goshen Historic Track, where it all started and where it still is today, is gearing up for it 177th season of exciting harness racing and 2014 will mark the 104th year of Grand Circuit Racing at "the Cradle of the Trotter". Racing action at Historic Track commences Sunday, June 7d with the first of three matinee programs and matinee racing will continue on the consecutive Sundays of June 15 and June 22. Post times for all three matinee race cards will be at 1p.m This year will mark the 53rd consecutive season of matinee racing over the fame double oval. Grand Circuit Racing begins on Thursday, July 3rd and will feature NYSS County Fair Races. On Friday, July 4th the Landmark Stakes for 2 and 3 year olds will be presented and Saturday, July 5th, the NY Excelsior Series for 3-year-old pacers, the C.K.G. Billings Amateur Trots, and the Catskill Amateur Drivers Club Pace are I the offing. Then on Sunday, July 6th the 2014 Grand Circuit meeting will culminate with the annual Hall Of Fame Trot with Hall of Fame members at the controls which has always been a fan favorite. And after that race the Hall of Famers will be available for photos and autographs. Also that day will be races for 3-year-old trotters in the NY Excelsior Series and the RUS NY (Racing Under Saddle) Series will kick-off and will be followed by under saddle trots at various County Fairs in NY State. Post times for Grand Circuit action will also be at 1pm. Once again, Historic Track will sponsor a golf outing, this year on Monday, June 30, at the West Hills Country Club on Golf Links Road in Middletown, NY. For further information on the golf outing please call 845-294-5333. Along with the racing programs Historic Track will play host to a few informative programs which pertain to the Standardbred industry. Again this season the USTA Standardbred Driving School will be at Historic Track from June 11-15 and the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund is a new major sponsor. o sign up, or for further information, interested parties are urged to call 877.800.8272 ext.3212. But that's not all. The Harness Horse Youth Foundation will have its Leadership Camp at Historic Track on July 7-11 for high school age students with previous HHYF experience. More information can be had by contacting Keith Gisser, hhyfkeith@earthlink.net or call 216-374-1392 • 216-374-1392. by John Manzi, for Goshen Historic Track

Westfield, IN- With the May 15 application deadline for the Harness Horse Youth Foundation's summer programs, children are not the only ones preparing for the camps. The foundation's stable of Trottingbreds, smaller cousins to the Standardbred, are also preparing for their summer duties with a group of trainers who volunteer theiir time and resources. This year, four of the HHYF horses are being trained in Delaware where the summer's first overnight camp will be held in late June. Karen Dennis is conditioning Royal Attire; Janet Davis has Ima's Hit; Shannon and Andrew Stafford are working with LR Trixie; and Arthur and Stacy Stafford are putting Jandi Tuff As Sky through her paces in the The rest of the stable is in the Midwest, with Brandon Bates training Little Hick Town in Indiana; the Nick Giberson Stable working with Sweet Karen in Springfield, Illinois, where the Facebook diva has done numerous outreach programs; and the Kristen Shetler Stable prepping CD's Miss M at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. "We are grateful to these volunteer conditioners" explains HHYF Project Manager Keith Gisser. "They take time out of their own schedules to jog the horses daily, and even thought the don't go fast training miles, it is critical that the horses get 'legged up' for the summer. Several of the trainers have gone above and beyond, scheduling educational events at their barns, which helps us move forward with our mission. I also have to mention the great job Patty Logan does with our stable in the off-season." The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people's lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org. For more information on this press release, contact Keith Gisser, hhyfkeith@earthlink.net or216-374-1392.

Westfield, IN- The Harness Horse Youth Foundation has announced its 2014 summer program schedule which includes a return to Ocean Downs for the first time since 2000; a full five-day program at Harrington Raceway after an absence of several years; and a leadership camp at the Goshen Historic Track. Complete 2014 schedule information, along with applications for the Foundation's Youth Camps, and one- and two-day introductory events, is available at http://www.hhyf.org/schedule-applications. HHYF's popular overnight youth camps, for students 12-14, will be held June 21-35 at Harrington, in Delaware; July 14-18 at Vernon Downs in New York; and July 21-25 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, in Pennsylvania. These camps culminate with a driving exhibition on Hambletonian Day at The Meadowlands on August 2. A leadership camp for high school age students with previous HHYF experience is set for Goshen Historic Track for July 7-11. All of these camps feature hands-on experience, including driving, using the organization's stable of Trottingbred horses. Shorter introductory programs for children ages 11 and up are scheduled for Ocean Downs in Maryland on June 27; Gaitway Farm in New Jersey on July 30-31; and at Scioto Downs in Ohio on August 5. Check the website for possible added programs. HHYF will also conduct special programs for equine oriented groups throughout the summer. The Foundation, which is dedicated to creating the next generation of harness racing fans, will also have a presence at the Pinehurst Matinee, the Little Brown Jug, the Hambletonian at The Meadowlands, the Open Space at Freehold Raceway, and at The Red Mile on Kentucky Futurity day. "We anticipate another busy summer with lots of potential new young fans ready to learn about harness racing," said Executive Director Ellen Taylor. "HHYF truly appreciates the support of our sponsors each year so that we can continue our educational efforts which are so important to the industry's future." The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people's lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org.  

Westfield, IN - The Harness Horse Youth Foundation's new website at www.hhyf.org is now live. The redesigned site is easier to navigate with more content and dynamic features. It is highlighted by an easier-to-read layout, including rotating featured stories and photos. "The website redesign is just one part of HHYF's effort to stay contemporary. We are also excited about our other marketing tools including print materials and brief commercial spot which visually help bring our programs to life. With summer programs right around the corner, it's just the right time for the big 'reveal.'" HHYF has also rolled out a new brochure which can be downloaded from the website. Hard copies can be requested by e-mail to ellen@hhyf.org or keith@hhyf.org. HHYF Project Manager Keith Gisser explains, "We have always done event specific brochures and flyers. HHYF does so many things for young harness racing fans that we felt it was important to create an identity brochure that introduced them to everything we have to offer." The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people's lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org. For more information on this release, contact Keith Gisser, ,hhykeith@earthlnk.net or 216-384.1392.    

Westfield, IN- Applications are now available for three scholarships offered by the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. Completed applications are due at the HHYF office by April 30, but early submission is encouraged. Information on these financial awards is available at www.hhyf.org/scholarships.asp. The scholarships, for students who are at least high school seniors, are awarded based on GPA, financial need, completeness of application and quality of essay (where applicable). The HHYF scholarships are the Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship, a stipend of up to $15,000, sponsored by Martin Scharf, for children of licensed trainers or caretakers in Pennsylvania, New York or New Jersey; the $2,500 Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship for students who have demonstrated a passion for harness racing and have financial need; and the $1,500 Sweet Karen Scholarship for alumni of HHYF Summer Programs. The HHYF website also provides a comprehensive listing of harness racing-related scholarships available through other sources. The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation was established in 1976 and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs and educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF and its mission, go to www.hhyf.org. For more information on this release contact Keith Gisser, 216-374-1392, or at keith@hhyf.org. Submitted by HHYF

Martin Scharf presents Gallo Blue Chip Scholarships at Meadowlands In a winner's circle presentation during the Saturday, January 4 race card at The Meadowlands, Martin Scharf presented The Gallo Blue Chip Scholarships to Kayla Prentice of Vernon, New York and Michelle Galligan of Cuddebackville, New York. Prentice who was awarded a $15,000 scholarship, attends Syracuse University and studies health and exercise science. The daughter of Jessica and Howard Okusko Jr., is an Honors Graduate of Vernon-Verona-Sherill High School with a 4.0 GPA. She ran track and cross-country, captaining both squads her senior year. Kayla has a wide-ranging record of community service including work on relay For Life, on a number of community-based running events and volunteering with the K9 of Central New York Rescue. She also has experience working with Standardbreds, often paddocking horses in the family's stable. Galligan, is studying equine science at New Jersey's Centenary College. She has spent parts of the last four years working for the Mark Ford Stable as a caretaker. Michelle also has experience riding and she has shadowed equine vets on their rounds and through surgeries. She graduated with an Advanced Regents Diploma from Pt. Jervis High School in June and spent her senior year taking several college level courses offered by Orange County Community College and Syracuse University. Through her work with the Ford Stable, she has actually worked hands-on with the great pacer in whose honor the scholarship is named. She received a $5,000 stipend. The HHYF has posted applications for the 2014 Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship and its other scholarships at its website, www.hhyf.org. The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people's lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org. Submitted by HHYF

Westfield, IN- Martin Scharf will present the 7th annual Gallo Blue Chip Scholarships, named in honor of his great pacer, to Kayla Prentice and Michelle Galligan during the Saturday evening, January 4 race card at the newly built Meadowlands Racetrack. Prentice earned a $15,000 award while Galligan received a $5,000 college stipend. Scharf's Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship educational grants have now exceeded $135,000. For additional information on the Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship and other Harness Horse Youth Foundation scholarships, go to www.hhyf.org. Prentice attends Syracuse University, where she studies health and exercise science. She is the daughter Jessica and Howard Okusko Jr. Kayla is an Honors Graduate of Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School, where she captained the track and cross-country squads. Kayla has a wide-ranging record of community service including work on Relay For Life and volunteering with the K9 of Central New York Rescue. She also has experience working with Standardbreds, often paddocking horses in the family's stable. Galligan is studying equine science at New Jersey's Centenary College. Michelle also has experience riding and she has shadowed equine vets on their rounds and through surgeries. She graduated with an Advanced Regents Diploma from Pt. Jervis High School in June and spent her senior year taking several college level courses. She has spent part of the last four years working with the Ford Stable, and through that relationship actually worked hands-on with the great pacer in whose honor the scholarship is named. The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people's lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials. For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to www.hhyf.org. For more information on this release, contact Keith Gisser at 216-374-1392 Submitted by Harness Horse Youth Foundation  

Westfield, IN- The bronze Girl and Foal will be auctioned during the Harrisburg sale, to benefit the Harness Horse Youth Foundation to assist with expenses related to its educational programs. The sculpture will be on display in the Preferred Equine Marketing consignment area, and the bid sheet will be located there, as well. Bidding begins Monday, November 4 at 9 AM, with bids accepted 9 AM - 5 PM Monday through Thursday and from 9 – 3 on Friday. The opening bid for this full size piece (Four feet high by 62” long and 15” wide  is) $3,800 for this bronze and subsequent bids are to be increased in $25 increments. If needed, HHYF reserves the right to rase the bid to next highest $25. Successful bidder must arrange shipping. Successful bidder must pay for the bronze in cash or check by 5 PM on Friday, November 8. No credit cards will be accepted. For more information, contact Lillie Brown at Preferred Equine Marketing or other HHYF representatives, who will be present during the sale. The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with  harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people’s lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of For more information, contact Keith Gisser, 216-374-1392 or etih@hhyf.org Submitted by HHYF.

Westfield, IN- The Harness Horse YouthFoundation’s Drive for Youth is rapidly approaching. The  program,  expanding from a one-day event at The Red Mileto a week-long program of National scope, kicks off on October 6 at The RedMile and runs through October 12. HHYF representatives will be particularly focused at  the Red Mile on entucky Futurity Day, but horsemen everywhere are encouraged to participate. Corey Callahan, one of the sport’s topdrivers this year, and an HHYF Trustee, explains “We are reaching out toeveryone this year so that all tracks can be involved and be part of this greatevent. Kentucky Futurity Day at the Red Mile is a special experience, but overa dozen tracks are racing that week. Not all kids grow up in harness racingfamilies so HHYF gives kids an opportunity to get involved on the sport that welove. These kids are our sport’s future.” Owners, trainers and drivers can pledgeeither a percentage of their winning during Drive for Youth week, or they canpledge a flat rate to HHYF, as Executive Director Ellen Taylor explains. “We havereached out to  top horsemen at eachtrack to participate and support our youth outreach programs including oursummer camps and scholarships, but ALL horsemen and horsewomen are invited topledge their support to HHYF. We have heard from quite a number of horsemen sofar, but it’s never too  late to jump in.” To make a pledge to Drive for Youth contact Taylor at 317- 867-5877 or bye-mail: Ellen@hhyf.org. Pledge forms are also available at http://www.hhyf.org/uploads/13pledgeform.pdf The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educationalopportunities with  harness horses, inorder to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation hasbeen making a difference in young people’s lives since 1976, and its programsinclude interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals,scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials.For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission,go to www.hhyf.org. For more on this press release, contact HHYF Project Manager Keith Gisser, 216-374-1392 or hhyfkeiith@earthlink.net. Submitted by HHYF

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