Archive for the ‘Newsletter’ Category

Chicken BBQ CANCELED

Monday, August 6th, 2018

SHHA members the Chicken BBQ scheduled for Sunday August 26th has been CANCELED due to lack of participation.
Individuals may return their tickets for a refund of $3 per ticket.

Condolences to the Family of John Leslie

Monday, July 9th, 2018

John R. Leslie, age 59, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018. He was born on January 27, 1959 in Gloversville, New York, the son of Lois Wurl Leslie and the late Ronald Leslie.John was raised in Johnstown in his early years. He worked for over 30 years at the Saratoga Raceway. In his younger years John’s passion was driving and training harness horses. He enjoyed his success with many, including his horses, Ashcanwyn and Plowhand. He enjoyed cooking, fishing and being outdoors. John is survived by his partner and best friend Lynne and their two children, his mother and his siblings.

A funeral service will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and./or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, New York. Family and friend can call from 5 pm to 6:45 pm at the funeral home prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the following website: https://gogetfunding.com/love-and-support-for-the-family-of-john-leslie

Condolences to the Family of Timothy (Michael) Little

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Timothy (Michael) Little, passed away on June 28, 2018 surrounded by his loving family and close friends. He was born in Saratoga Springs, New York, the son of the late Arthur and Thelma (Schultz) Little. He had a lifelong association with horses, first with standardbreds and then thoroughbreds. He and his wife Anne own and operate Mill Creek Farm in Stillwater, a Thoroughbred Farm specializing in breeding and raising horses.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York. Family and friends may call from noon to 1:45 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tim may be made to The Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866.

Racing Cancelled for Sunday July 1, 2018

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Live racing has been cancelled for Sunday, July 1 due to the high heat index forecasted for today.

SHHA Board of Director Election

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

The following SHHA’s directors terms expire 12/31/18:
Joe Battaglia
Butch Devaux
John Stark, Jr.

Want to be on the ballot?
If you are an owner, trainer or driver interested in serving on the Saratoga Harness Horsepersons’ Board of Directors, please request a nomination form from a Director, the SHHA office or email [email protected]
You must receive signatures from 25 SHHA members, so please attempt to obtain more than 25 signatures.

Forms must be postmarked no later than Sept. 1, 2018
Mailing address: SHHA PO Box 171 Saratoga Springs NY 12866

Condolences to Harry Reddick and Family

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Janet Reddick, 60, passed peacefully under the care of the generous nurses of Archcare Ferncliff in Rhinebeck, New York on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

She was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the late Margaret Chatalian and Christopher Karamanoogian.

Janet is survived by her husband, Harold Reddick, and her brother, Kenneth Karamanoogian. Her creative, passionate and strong will lives on in her two boys, Joseph Reddick and Matthew Reddick. She is also survived by her grandson, Jackson Reddick.

Janet had an infectious laugh and spent her life spreading joy to those around her. She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 18, with a memorial service to follow at Radloff Funeral Home Inc., 136 Warren St., Glens Falls.

Condolences to the Gray Family

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Robert Gary Gray, age 56, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by his family. Bobby was born on October 28, 1961 in Norway, Maine, the son of Hazel Toothaker Gray and the late Gary R. Gray. He spent a majority of his life on the open road. Learning to drive truck while in the Army, he then went on to drive everything from commercial rigs to shipping horses all over New England. When Robert was not driving truck, he found time for his true passion of racing harness horses. A tradition that his father past onto him and then he past to his children. Robert cared deeply about the horses in his care, but always made time for those that needed a hand at the racetrack. Robert was a man who was selfless, he gave much to his work, to his family and friends. Robert was deeply loved by his pets who always greeted him with hugs and kisses. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Family and friends may call from 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, New York. A funeral service will be held at 10 am on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. , Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. There will be a celebration of life at 11 am on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the American Legion, 46 Griffin St., Gardiner, ME. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY 12205.

2018 Saratoga Harness Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

The Saratoga Harness Racing Hall of Fame announces it’s Annual Induction Ceremony/Open House, Tuesday June 12, 2018 at the Museum – 352 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY.

The gates will open for the event at 5:30 pm, with the ceremony starting at 6:30 pm. Refreshments and light food will be served.

USTA Youth Leadership Delegate Positions

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

BE A LEADER IN THE HARNESS RACING INDUSTRY
Apply to be a Youth Leadership Committee delegate
Work one-on-one with industry leaders to grow your
knowledge and positively promote harness racing
Ages 16-20 apply today at http://members.ustrotting.com/youth.cfm
Deadline for applications is May 15 email [email protected] for more info

Harold Snyder Memorial Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

ISC AND HTA INVITE APPLICATIONS FOR HAROLD SNYDER SCHOLARSHIPS

David Snyder, President of International Sound Corporation, and Harness Tracks of America, are pleased to announce the renewal of the Harold Snyder Memorial Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. The annual program offers $15,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education to daughters and sons of licensed trainers, drivers, caretakers, management personnel, or young people themselves who are actively engaged in the harness racing industry. Three $5,000 grants are customarily awarded every year.

Interested candidates can retrieve brief instructions and an official application form by accessing the HTA website at www.harnesstracks.com, or by contacting Scholarship Committee Coordinator Heather McColloch, [[email protected]], c/o Northfield Park, 10705 Northfield Road, Northfield, OH 44067, 330-467-4101, ext. 2204. Deadline for application submissions is June 25, 2018.

Since being inaugurated in 1973 by the late HTA Executive Vice President Stan Bergstein, 219 grants totaling $825,950 have been awarded to 149 college and advanced degree students. The Snyder Family and International Sound, providers of racetrack and sport facility video, graphics and audio services to over 100 U.S. and international clients, have been the primary benefactors of the fund. Patriarch Harold Snyder, who died at 91 in 2015, started his career as a television repairman, founding ISC in 1959 with his wife and surviving widow, Marcia. Today, the business is the largest of its kind in the racing industry.

Contact Information: Heather McColloch c/o Northfield Park 330-467-4101, ext. 2204 [email protected]