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  1. Carsey story to be revisited Friday on CBS NewsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 14 | HarnesRacing

    The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley is scheduled to broadcast an update on Friday, July 15, of their Oct. 23, 2015 story on 11-year-old Breana Carsey and her trotting colt MJB Got Faith, winner of four legs of the Ohio Sire Stakes and the $225,000 final last year. The story will air as part of the "On the Road with Steve Hartman" segment and is scheduled to be rebroadcast on CBS Sunday Morning this weekend on July 17. This week, the USTA received a request from a CBS News producer and provided video footage of Carsey receiving the U.S. Harness Writers Association's President's Award at the Dan Patch Awards dinner on March 6 in Ft.

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  2. Saftic's late drive takes him to OSS winner's circleRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 29 | HarnesRacing

    Mike Saftic picked up an extra mount 45 minutes before the first three-year-old trotting colt Grassroots division went behind the gate at Georgian Downs on Tuesday and turned the unexpected opportunity into an Ontario Sires Stakes driving double. Stepping into Parkhill Maximus's race bike for the first time, Saftic eased the gelding away from post 4 and then found cover behind Ulysses Bi as that colt powered up the outside.

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  3. Former horseman Mike Crocco Jr. diesRead the original story

    Apr 6, 2016 | HarnesRacing

    Born July 26, 1941, in Albany, N.Y., to Frances and Michael Crocco Sr., Mr. Crocco was a longtime business owner in the restaurant and nightclub scene in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Known as "Mike," Mr. Crocco was considered a trailblazer in the industry.

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  4. Reports are Florida "decoupling" bill on holdRead the original story

    Mar 1, 2016 | HarnesRacing

    Multiple news organizations in Florida have reported that Florida State Senate Appropriations Chair Tom Lee has said the gaming bill that would allow tracks to "decouple," and in particular Pompano Park to discontinue harness racing but still have gaming and simulcasting, is not going to be addressed by his committee. That means the entire deal with the Seminoles, which would put $3 billion in the state's coffers over a period of time, is being postponed as well.

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  5. Ireland trip tops USHWA Dan Patch auctionRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2016 | HarnesRacing

    A week-long trip for two to the Vincent Delaney Memorial festival in Dublin, Ireland, headlines the 2016 Dan Patch Awards Night live/silent auction at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Sunday, March 6. Tickets are sold out for this gala event hosted by the United States Harness Writers Association. The Dan Patch Awards honor the top pacers and trotters in racing and the leading horsemen and women in the industry from the 2015 season.

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  6. Marshall, Ross, Sells new Florida HOFersRead the original story

    Feb 21, 2016 | HarnesRacing

    The Florida Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association held their 25th annual Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame awards dinner Friday. Inducted into the Hall of Fame were former race secretary Kenny Marshall, trainer/drivers Wally Ross Jr. and Tom Sells, and on the equine side, the trotting stallion, Basil.

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  7. Briggs' Weekend Preview story wins Hervey awardRead the original story

    Feb 1, 2016 | HarnesRacing

    Dave Briggs, writing for "Harness Racing Weekend Preview," and Kimberly French, writing for "Hoof Beats" magazine, were named the winners in the 2015 John Hervey Awards for excellence in harness writing journalism, the U.S. Harness Writers Association announced Monday. Briggs won in the news and commentary category for his "Stretch Call" column titled "Suspension of Sears points to systemic flaw," which appeared on Nov. 20, 2015 in "Harness Racing Weekend Preview."

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  8. Mike Taylor named Caretaker of the YearRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2016 | HarnesRacing

    Mike Taylor, a native of Harrington, Del., has been named the recipient of the 2015 Caretaker of the Year Award sponsored by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park in conjunction with the U.S. Harness Writers Association . Taylor, 32, works in the George Teague Jr. Stable and became a well-known person in the sport in 2015 as the caretaker of the Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit.

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  9. HHYF honors Davies-Gooch, WittstruckRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2016 | HarnesRacing

    For the first time since 2005, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation has named two winners of its Service to Youth Award, the highest accolade the organization offers. The "horse-racing professor,? Chris Wittstruck was honored for his generosity to the Foundation, while former President and Trustee Callie Davies-Gooch was selected for her long-term commitment to HHYF.

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  10. HHYF's Ellen Taylor named USHWAn of YearRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2016 | HarnesRacing

    Ellen Taylor, executive director of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation for the past 25 years, and the 2009 Proximity Award winner, has been selected for recognition by the media organization as its 2015 Alan Prince USHWA Member of the Year. Taylor, a native of the Indiana heartland of harness racing, was named after the only mare to ever beat Greyhound in a race.

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  11. Tuesday deadline for Caretaker of Year nomsRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2016 | HarnesRacing

    Tuesday, Jan. 12, is the deadline for nominations for the 2015 Caretaker of the Year Award. The award, sponsored by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park in conjunction with the United States Harness Writers Association, recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport --- the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the horses on a daily basis.

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  12. Fan's Choice Awards to Bellino, WIJI's Jug winRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2016 | HarnesRacing

    Throughout the month of December, 19 nominees in two categories vied against each other for the Railbird Recognition Awards, the fan-voted accolade sponsored by the U. S. Harness Writers Association and the U. S. Trotting Association. Ten individuals squared off for "Horseperson of the Year' and nine events battled for "Racing Moment of the Year' and when the pools closed on New Year's Eve, the fans of harness racing chose Joe Bellino and Wiggle It Jiggleit's Little Brown Jug win as the categorical winners.

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  13. No Meadowlands for David Miller until AprilRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2016 | HarnesRacing

    Although David Miller enters 2016 less than $683,000 from becoming just the third driver in history to reach the $200-million mark in career earnings, don't look for the Hall of Famer to reach the milestone any time soon. That's because Miller and his wife, Misty, will be spending the winter in Florida and not returning north until April, which means he will be out of action at the Meadowlands until that time.

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  14. Nominations still open for Caretaker of YearRead the original story

    Dec 28, 2015 | HarnesRacing

    There is still time to send in nominations for the 2015 Caretaker of the Year Award.The award, sponsored by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park in conjunction with the United States Harness Writers Association , recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport -- the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the horses on a daily basis. Initially titled Groom of the Year Award when first presented in 1982, the honor was instituted as a result of a speech given by Delvin Miller at the annual Harness Tracks of America meeting when Miller received HTA's Stanley F. Bergstein Messenger Award.Previously sponsored annually by HTA and Hanover Shoe Farms, the tradition now continues.

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  15. USHWA announces more award winnersRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2015 | HarnesRacing

    The United States Harness Writers Association, the industry's organization of communicators, announced on Tuesday several 2015 award winners, including Montrell Teague as Rising Star and Gabe Prewitt as the Breakthrough recipient. Also, Joann Looney-King was named winner of the 2015 Good Guy Award; Joanne Young with the Unsung Hero Award; Hanover Shoe Farms as the Breeder of the Year; and Margie Seelster and Mozzi Hanover as the Broodmares of the Year.

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  16. Nominations open for Caretaker of YearRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2015 | HarnesRacing

    Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Caretaker of the Year. The award, sponsored by Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park in conjunction with the United States Harness Writers Association , recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport -- the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the horses on a daily basis.

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  17. Keller, Carr and Connors to Hall of FameRead the original story

    Sep 23, 2015 | HarnesRacing

    It was announced today by the United States Harness Writers Association that Charles Keller III, whose Yankeeland Farm produced Hambletonian winners Muscles Yankee and Yankee Paco , has been voted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. In addition, two veteran publicists, David Carr and Jerry Connors, were also voted as inductees into the Communicators Hall of Fame.

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  18. Twelve filly pacers in 45th JugetteRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2015 | HarnesRacing

    The 45th edition of the Jugette saw entries for 12 sophomore filly pacers forcing race officials to divide the field into two $50,450 eliminations on Wednesday, Sept. 23, with the top four finishers advancing to the $151,350 second heat.

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