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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

Goshen, NY - Bring the kids to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, 240 Main Street, Goshen, New York on Saturday, October 26, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for a fun-filled old-fashioned harness racing Halloween celebration and a walk through our spooky stable.   Participate in creepy crafts, play hauntingly fun games and enjoy sweet treats. Decorate a headless horseman, spider mummy or ghostly monster pumpkin to frighten off those Halloween spirits and make a bat-styled candy box filled with sweet treats. Pumpkins are limited and are first come, first served, so don't be late! There will be a spooky skeletal horse toy for every child and refreshments for the entire family. The spooky Halloween adventure is topped off with a heart-pounding ride on our 3-D Harness Racing Simulator. Our mascot, Hall of Fame Harry will be here to pose for pictures with young gargoyles, ghosts, witches, pirates, super heroes and such. Children are encouraged to come in costumes of all kinds. The first 40 children pay $5 and receive a pumpkin to decorate. Bring your own pumpkin and for $3 we will provide the spooky pumpkin decorations. Parents are free. Reservations are not accepted. Refreshments are sponsored by ShopRite of Chester & Soons Orchard of New Hampton. Pumpkins are provided by Soons Orchard & Manza Farms of Montgomery. Programs are made possible with support from the United States Trotting Association and the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund. For further information on the Museum's educational workshops or children's birthday parties, please contact the Education Department (845) 294-6330 or email education@harnessmuseum.com. For information on Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame events, please visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com. The Museum is located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, New York and is currently open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. From the Harness Racing Museum  

Goshen, NY - Usher in fall with master storyteller Jonathan Kruk at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame on Monday, October 14, 2019 as he brings to life Washington Irving's classic tale of the Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane. Kruk's unique spellbinding performance of Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow sells out every autumn for Historic Hudson Valley so don't miss your chance to be transported by the ghostly tale of the headless Hessian soldier and the hapless schoolteacher. Jonathan Kruk, selected by Hudson Valley Magazine as "Best Storyteller in the Hudson Valley," will offer two performances at the Harness Racing Museum. The first session is from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm and the second session from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for children ages 6-17; free to museum members and children 5 and under. Reservations are suggested as seating is limited so please call 845-294-6330 to purchase your tickets today! Kruk is author of Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley and Lore of the Hudson Highlands. He also has a Bedtime Tale App and a multi-media project, "Supernatural on the Hudson." Kruk's books and CDs will be discounted and available for purchase at the shows at the Museum. To learn more visit https://www.jonathankruk.com. For further information about the Museum's educational workshops or children's birthday parties, please contact the Education Department at (845) 294-6330 or e-mail education@harnessmuseum.com. For information on all the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame events, please visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com. The museum is currently open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday to Sunday. From the Harness Racing Museum  

Goshen, NY  Dooley And The Gray Ghost, by Leone Putnam is the intimate story of the great trotter Greyhound and his faithful caretaker Verner "Dooley" Putnam. From the time of the world champion trotter's retirement in 1940 until the time of his death in 1965, Dooley Putnam was Greyhound's companion and friend. Urged by fans, family and friends to share the story of their association with the great horse, Dooley's wife Leone began drafting the story she would title, Dooley And the Gray Ghost. While never completed, the manuscript is a charming introduction to both man and horse. The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame was afforded the honor of publishing the manuscript by members of the Putnam family. The author's prose remains unchanged by the staff editors. The book includes a wealth of photographs from both the Putnam family and the Harness Racing Museum. A great read, the book is a true companion piece to the Harness Racing Museum's Greyhound Gallery. A story in itself, the gallery is fashioned from the paneling and materials of Greyhound's retirement stall. Rescued from demolition, the stall and visitors' sitting room that made up his "apartment" have been rebuilt and reimagined as a showplace within the walls of the Harness Racing Museum. Pick up your copy of the book at the Winner's Circle gift shop and tour the exhibit, or order online from the gift shop https://harnessmuseum.com/content/dooley-and-gray-ghost. The book will also be available during Jug Week at the Delaware County Fair, Delaware, Ohio (September 16-19) and at the Standardbred Horse Sale, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (November 4-8). For information on museum membership, special events and gift shop services please call (845) 294-6330 or visit the website www.harnessmuseum.com. The Museum is open Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, beginning tomorrow through Memorial Day. From the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

Cream Ridge, NJ - The Hambletonian Party and Poker & Casino Night Charity Event will be held Friday, August 2, at Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ. Proceeds will benefit the Standardbred Retirement Foundation and the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame.   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. Raffle items include sports and harness racing memorabilia and fantastic prizes that will be announced at a later date.   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.   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.   Tickets are available online and will also be available at the door.   Contact Janet Terhune or John Mayo at the Museum at 845-294-6330 or Tammy Cailliau at Standardbred Retirement Foundation at 609-738-3255 for further information. Tickets Online   From the Standardbred Retirement Foundation    

GOSHEN NY - Tom Charters, Jeff Gural, Bill Popfinger, and Tim Tetrick have been selected by the Hall of Fame Screening Committee of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) as ballot candidates for this summer's election vote toward harness racing's highest honor, membership in the sport's Hall of Fame. The chapters of USHWA, the sport's leading media organization, nominate deserving candidates based on prepared biographical information and discussion within the chapters. This list of names is then considered by the USHWA Screening Committee, with consultation with several Hall of Fame members, on Hall of Fame Day, the first Sunday in July at Goshen, and they then select the candidates for that year's balloting, with the provision that anyone connected to a candidate is excluded from the discussion of and vote on that candidate's viability. A person must receive 75% of the yes-no voted of the USHWAns eligible to vote and the current Hall of Fame members in order to join the Goshen pantheon. Tom Charters worked his way through the ranks in harness racing, starting out as a caretaker (among his charges was Horse of the Year Delmonica Hanover) before becoming a racing secretary. In 1984 the Hambletonian Society hired Charters as executive director of the Breeders Crown, a newly-created series of season-end championship races, and his work in establishing the Crowns as signature events led to his being named executive director of the Society in 1994, then being promoted in 1998 to president and chief executive officer. Charters' tireless work in such diverse fields as increasing racing handle, simulcasting and television production, international racing, and brand name establishment, plus the temperament to juggle all of these jobs along with dealing the wide range of personalities at the highest levels of the sport, firmly established him as one of the captains of the industry. Tom Charters Jeff Gural was a longtime racing fan, owner, and breeder, associated with Allerage Farms, Little E LLC, and other equine partnerships, along with proprietorship of New York's Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs racetracks, when he undertook the monumental task of leading the privatization of the sport's flagship track in North America, The Meadowlands, away from a state-run operation of New Jersey. Enlisting the aid of many of the sport's top figures in addition to large investments of his own money, time, and expertise, Gural has been the directing force of the revitalization of the mile oval, with a new grandstand built on the old backstretch side of the track, a facility and the parallel racing program aimed squarely at maximizing revenue for all of racing's interlinked parties in today's changing, challenging gaming environment. Jeff Gural Bill Popfinger has been a horseman for over 50 years, going from success at smaller tracks to operating a powerful Grand Circuit stable, and he continues his winning tradition today - a trainee of his won at Pocono on Monday. Popfinger first hit the harness limelight 50 years when he guided Lady B Fast to an upset win over the great trotters Fresh Yankee and Nevele Pride at Yonkers, and he cemented his stardom with his famous daring early move to the lead with Happy Escort, "the lights on, the horn honking, and the pedal to the metal," to defeat heavy favorites Falcon Almahurst and Flight Director in the 1978 Little Brown Jug raceoff. That quote also cemented Popfinger's nickname of "Showbiz," and over the years he campaigned such marquee horses as Happy Motoring, Praised Dignity, Spellbound Hanover, Say Hello, and Spicy Charlie. Bill Popfinger Tim Tetrick, at age 37, has already become one of only four drivers to have driven the winners of over $200 million in his career, and few doubt he will contend for the top spot, John Campbell's $299M+ career total, before all is done - after all, any possible mishaps may not slow a man who already has two "bionic hips" after replacement surgery. Also the single-season money recordholder for a driver with $19.7M in 2008, Tetrick also produces quantity with quality, driving his 11,000th winner earlier this year, putting him ninth all-time, fifth among active drivers, and second in the 2019 dashwinning standings. The list of top horses associated with Tetrick is too long to mention here, but it is fairly safe to say that when it comes to Breeders Crown time and the selection of year-end awardwinners, the name "Tetrick" will be associated with several of the champions. Tim Tetrick Charters, Gural, Popfinger, and Tetrick will be joined on the ballot by Phil Pikelny, former author and publicist, and Ken Weingartner, media relations manager for the USTA, the two ballot candidates for the Communicators Hall of Fame selected by USHWA directors at their annual meetings this past February. United States Harness Writers Association

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

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Dorothy "Dottie" Haughton early Monday morning at her home in New Hampsire, surrounded by family and friends. Mrs. Haughton had been ill the past year. She was 87. She is the widow of the great harness racing trainer and driver, Billy Haughton. After his passing, Mrs. Haughton was a long-time Harness Racing Museum trustee and supporter of the harness racing industry.  She was honored in 2009 by the Florida Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Further details will be posted.  Harnesslink Media  

Who is the greatest 3rd Baseman of all time? My pick is Brooks Robinson, perhaps your choice is Wade Boggs, Chopper Jones or Mike Schmidt. We can agree to disagree. Who belongs in the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, like the baseball topic it is cause for much healthy lively debate as we rally behind our choices like reading off our favorite baseball card and rattle off stats like Hollywood Heyden for support of our star. Everyone has their own viewpoint on the many of the possible outstanding candidates, along with and their opinions on the process such an individual goes through to be enshrined in Goshen's Hall of Fame. What most people don't realize is that there is already a lengthy and involved process with checks and balances that must be adhered to for a worthy candidate to even be considered. First and foremost, in order to receive any consideration a candidate's name must be put forth to a USHWA Chapter and approved. The Process Each Chapter of USHWA nominates individuals that their membership feels have met the criteria and warrant being in the Hall of Fame, Chapter meetings are usually conducted between now and the end of May. USHWA's Advisory Committee, a group of veteran USHWAns, annually prepares biographies for twenty top candidates for the Hall. Chapters may nominate up to two candidates from these twenty. Chapters receive this "Book of 20" on May 1. Each chapter may also nominate one individual outside this twenty, providing they send in a 350-700-word biography clearly capturing why this person deserves recognition for their North American lifetime accomplishments. Integrity Committee USHWA's Integrity Committee gets involved in this nominating process twice - to examine the Advisory Committee's twenty people before the list is distributed to the Chapters, and then again to examine anyone else the Chapters may nominate. The Integrity Committee checks the records and background of nominees, assuring they meet with the sport's highest standards. HOF Screening Committee Once all the candidates have been reviewed, vetted and approved by the Integrity Committee, the Hall of Fame Screening Committee, consisting of six longtime journalists and the President of USHWA, will meet in Goshen the first weekend of July. They will discuss the candidates among themselves, get the advice of a specially-appointed Committee of present Hall of Famers, and then decide who will advance to the midsummer balloting Don't be a Monday Morning Quarterback, If you feel strongly that you have a viable candidate with national recognition that warrants Hall of Fame consideration, contact the President of your local USHWA Chapter to discuss inclusion of your candidate. By Shawn Wiles - President of USHWA

  Goshen, NY - Celebrate the joys of winter with the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. Home of one of the world's largest compilations of Currier & Ives equine lithographs, the Museum proudly presents highlights from its collection in the current exhibition "Horse Drawn: The Sleighs of Currier & Ives." Until the early 20th century, horse-drawn sleighs were an essential means of winter travel. From the practical hauling of goods to the joy of taking part in a "sleighing carnival," the artists of the esteemed New York printing firm Currier & Ives captured it all in whimsical detail. The festive scenes on display in the current exhibit provide a glimpse of the winter fashions of the period as well as the social and cultural significance of the horse in society of the time. Enjoy the musical singing of sleigh bells as you tour some of Currier & Ives most charming and collectible works. Additional features of the "Horse-Drawn" exhibition include a wonderful original Albany Cutter, a style of two passenger sleigh favored by many individuals of wealth during the 19th century, and an ice racing sled built in 1878 for use on the frozen canals at Whitehall, New York. The Harness Racing Museum is located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, New York and is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday - Sunday. Thanks to the support of the United States Trotting Association the Museum is pleased to offer free admission for walk-in visitors and a $4.00 per person fee for group docent-guided tours. For information on all the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame special events or gift shop services, please visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com or contact us at 845-294-6330 or at info@harnessmuseum.com. 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924 ● 845-294-6330 ● Fax: 845-294-3463 ● www.harnessmuseum.com  

Goshen, NY - Time is running out for members of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame to submit Immortal nominations for the Class of 2019! All Museum members have the privilege of nominating persons and horses who they feel have made a significant contribution to the sport of harness racing. The nominees must be deceased at least three years to be eligible for consideration. Nominations must include a complete biography of the subject and detailed harness racing career statistics, when applicable. Nominations must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2019. They may be emailed on or before that date to director@harnessmuseum.com or mailed to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924. NOTE: Nominees selected by the Immortals Committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in 2019 will be inducted in July 2020. From the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has an outstanding list of stallions for this year's breeding auction. Bids on the following breedings must be called in, emailed or postmarked by Saturday, February 16, 2019. Any breedings not receiving successful bids may still be available after that date. The list of stallions by state and gait (trotters in italics): OHIO Trotters: Cash Hall, Coraggioso, EL Rocket, Lucky Chucky, Stormin Normand, Triumphant Caviar Pacers: Art Director, Big Bad John, Bring On The Beach, Domethatagain, Manhardt, McArdle, Mister Big, Semalu Express, Well Said, Western Vintage, We Will See, Woodstock, Yankee Cruiser NEW YORK Trotters: Conway Hall, Manningly, Whataworkout Pacers: Artiscape, Dude's The Man, So Surreal, Third Straight INDIANA Trotter: Class Included Pacer: Always A Virgin, JK Endofanera PENNSYLVANIA Trotters: Donato Hanover, Possess The Will, Sebastian K Pacers: Heston Blue Chip, Pacific Renegade ONTARIO Trotter: Angus Hall Pacers: Royal Mattjesty, Sportswriter DELAWARE Trotter: Glidemaster Pacer: Dream Away MARYLAND Trotter: Charlie DeVie Pacer: Rusty's All In NEW JERSEY Pacer: Lis Mara ILLINOIS Pacer: Yankee Skyscaper FLORIDA Trotter: Diamond Goal A complete list of the 2019 stallions, conditions and bid form is posted at www.harnessmuseum.com and on HarnessRacing.com Weekend Preview. We are happy to receive breedings throughout the spring and duplicate breedings are acceptable. If you have not participated in this unique and important fundraiser by donating a breeding or placing a bid and would like more information, please contact Joanne Young at development@harnessmuseum.com or 845-294-6330. From the Harness Racing Museum

Goshen, NY - Bring the kids to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY on Saturday, February 9th from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm for a fun-filled Valentine's Day celebration. Participants will decorate a little Valentine heart tree designed from a pattern of their own hand, a special gift for loved ones, and make a horsey treasure box filled with sweet candy treats! Children will engage in fun games like Wagon Wheels, Clean the Stall and Horseshoe Toss. Top off the event with a heart-pounding ride on our 3-D Harness Racing Simulator. The cost for each child is $5 (Scouts, 4-H and Pony Club members, $3). Parents are free. Programs are made possible by 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 or email education@harnessmuseum.com. For information on all the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame events, please visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com. The Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. From the Harness Racing Museum

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

Goshen, NY - The jingle jangle of horse bells has been associated with the chill of winter for so long that they came to be known as sleigh bells. This season, hear the sleigh bells ringing at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame on Saturday, December 15th from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.   Join Santa for a photo in a one-horse open sleigh, play games and enjoy craft time making a jingle bell wreath ornament and a felt horsey holiday ornament, and cutting fancy paper snowflakes.   The whole family will enjoy sweet treats and a ride on the Museum's harness racing 3D Simulator.   Children are $5, parents are free. Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Programs are made possible by 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 (845) 294-6330 or e-mail education@harnessmuseum.com. For information on all the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame events, please visit our website at www.harnessmuseum.com. The museum is located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. www.harnessmuseum.com

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