Day At The Track

100 metropolitan-area veterans for dinner

08:24 PM 15 May 2016 NZST
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U-S Army Sergeant First Class Al Cozine with trainer Robbie Siegelman Group from Northport Veterans Hospital
U-S Army Sergeant First Class Al Cozine with trainer Robbie Siegelman
Chris Brokate Photo
Group from Northport Veterans Hospital
Chris Brokate Photo

Among those enjoying Yonkers Raceway's Saturday night soiree were some special harness racing guests. The Raceway and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York hosted approximately 100 metropolitan-area veterans for dinner and an up-close look at the harness racing drivers, trainers, trotters and pacers.

Leading the post parade for first three races were vets representing three branches of the military--Army, Navy and Marine Corps.

The same three races saw veterans groups in the winner's circle for an impromptu meet and greet.

Trainer Robbie Siegelman once again acted as "point person." Siegelman has been a long-time, active volunteer with HorseAbility (www.horseability.org), an Old Westbury, NY-based non-profit organization offering therapeutic riding programs, hippotherapy and a summer day camp to children, adults, and families with special needs.

"Everyone had a great time," Siegelman said. "We may have to do this more often."

Frank Drucker

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