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2018 Award Winners

Sunday, January 20th, 2019


Driver of the Year     Billy Dobson                             

Trainer of the Year    Melissa Beckwith

Horseman of the Year    Billy Dobson                        

Horsewoman of the Year  Melissa Beckwith

Johnny Page Award Driver Breakthrough                   Brett Crawford

Peerless McGrath Award Trainer Breakthrough       Eve Bergeron

2yr old Pacer                                                   Doodad Hanover

3yr old Pacer                                                              Century Endeavor

Filly/Mare Claiming Pacer ($8000-20,000)         Post Time Terror

Claiming Pacer  ($6000-12,500)                              Dinner Guest

Claiming Pacer  ($15,000 and up)                          Black is Black

Pacer of the Year                                                        Artful Way

Filly/Mare of the Year                                               Spreester

2yr old Trotter                                                            Lifetime Credit                      

3yr old Trotter                                                            Jeter’s Way

Claiming Trotter ($6000-12,000)                             Blitz Victory

Claiming Trotter ($12,500 and up)                        Swancredit

Trotter of the Year                                                     Ulster

Horse of the Year                                                        Artful Way and Spreester

Condolences to the Family of Joseph Aloy

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Joseph Aloy, age 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at his home. He was born on May 18, 1937 in Poughkeepsie, NY, the son of the late Paul Aloy and Mary Verrotti Aloy. In 1963 Joe married Katherine Holowczak, moved to Red Hook, NY and started his racing stable Echo Brook Farms. He owned, trained and drove several outstanding standardbred race horses including Scrooge and Echo Brook Phil. Echo Brook Phil went on to finish third in the first Million Dollar Purse of the NY OTB Classic at Monticello Raceway. In 1977, he and his family moved to Saratoga Springs. He owned, and operated Aloy’s Harness & Equipment located on the grounds of Saratoga Harness Track, for 32 years, retiring in December 2009. He loved the job and the people he saw daily. Joe enjoyed traveling with his family and a fan of the NY Yankees, NY Giants and Syracuse football and basketball. Most of all he adored time with his four grandchildren. Joseph is survived by his wife of 53 years, Katherine Aloy; daughters, Annamarie Aloy, Mary Aloy and son-in-law, Gary Quirion; son, Paul Aloy and daughter-in-law, Maria; grandchildren, Liam Whitehead, Katie Whitehead, Joseph and Jacob Aloy; sister, Mary Ose; and nephews and cousins.  

Family and friends may call from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2018 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, NY. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Greenfield Fire Department and Wilton EMS for all their concern and help over the past year. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greenfield Fire Department or the American Heart Association.A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Last Call for Banquet Tickets

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

The last call for banquet tickets is Saturday, January 5th. Tickets will be available in the Horsemen’s Restaurant from 10:30-Noon. Please see Karen.

Joe Gerrity Jr Memorial Pace July 21st

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Enjoy an exciting night of racing. The twelve race program includes the annual Joe Gerrity Jr Memorial Pace (purse $260,000.00), six NYS Sire Stake races and the 6th race patrons will see Foiled Again whose earnings are over $7.5 million. Post time begins at 7:05PM

There’s a free T-shirt giveaway, $2 programs, 77 cent Stewarts ice cream cones and $7777.00 pool for pick 5 wager.

The “Toga Toga Double” wagering in conjunction with Saratoga Race Course begins with the Diana Stakes and ends with the Joe Gerrity Jr Memorial Pace. Wagers are available at outlets that accept bets for both NYRA racing and Saratoga Harness.

Services for Mitchell Bogen

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Mitchell R. Bogen,55, passed away Thursday January 4,2018 at Saratoga Hospital.
He was the son of the late Suandra and Harold Bogen. He attended East Meadow High
School, served in the US Navy as communications and intelligence specialist and was
honorably discharged in 1986. Mitch enjoyed fishing and horses. He was employed by
Dowd Racing Stable.

Services are Wednesday January 10, 2018 from 2-3PM at William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing
Cunniff Funeral Home, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY. A Funeral Service will
follow at 3PM.

Race Office and Qualifiers

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

The race office will reopen on Tuesday, February 6.

Qualifiers will be held on February 7, 10 & 14 @10:30am. They will return to their normal Friday slot on February 23 also @10:30am.

The first draw will take place on Thursday, February 15, box closes at 9am.

Condolences to Family and Friends of Paul Bernardo

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Paul passed away unexpectedly at the age of 65. He was a very well respected horseman at Pompano Park, Tioga Downs and Saratoga Raceway, had been in the midst of a very successful season at Pompano Park.
Information on services for Bernardo are yet to be finalized, however, there will be a memorial event at Pompano Park along with a memorial mass and celebration of his life in his hometown of Granville, N.Y. There will be a private service and burial in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, as well.
Paul survived by his wife and 2 daughters.
Family and friends are invited to make donations to GoFundMe to benefit his daughters.

SHHA Election Results

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

The ballots were counted at noon today in the recreation room by Mark Whitcroft,Butch DeVaux,Brian Cross and Karen Kamal.
The three elected officials are Jeff Cantine, George Merton Jr and Scott Mongeon.
Their terms will expire December 31,2021.
Congratulations gentlemen.

Childrens’ Santa Luncheon Cancelled

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Unfortunately, the Santa Luncheon is cancelled for December 9th due to a lack of participants.


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