USTA Youth Leadership Delegate Positions

April 21st, 2018

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
Deadline for applications is May 15 email [email protected] for more info

Harold Snyder Memorial Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year

April 21st, 2018


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, 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]

Racing is Cancelled Friday March 2, 2018

March 2nd, 2018

Due to the inclement weather, live racing is cancelled tonight, Friday, March 2, 2018.


January 31st, 2018

The race office will reopen on Tuesday, February 6.

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

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

Condolences to the Cachaza and Mongeon Family

January 17th, 2018

On January 12, 2018, Christine (Chrissy) Cachaza passed away from pancreatic cancer. She was born in 1956 in Buffalo NY, the daughter of the late John E and Lucille Mongeon. Chrissy’s life centered around her family, family meant everything to her. She loved family and her friends “to the moon and back”.

Chrissy spend most of her life working in Standardbred racing along side of her father, brothers and son Eric. She loved this life and her racing family. She will be missed by many, yet our memories of her will live on forever.

She is also predeceased by her sister Ann Paradis. She is survived by her son Eric Cachaza and his wife Stacie and
their sons; brother David Mongeon and his wife Barb; brother John Mongeon and his wife Ann and children; Scott Mongeon and his wife Karen and children.

Memorial Donations may be made to Mary’s Haven 35 New Street Saratoga Springs NY 12866

Family and friends may call from 3-4 PM on Friday January 19, 2018 at the William J Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Home at 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY 12866 (518-584-5373). Funeral services will follow at
4 PM.

Services for Mitchell Bogen

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

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.

Lodging for the Annual Banquet and Award Ceremony

January 9th, 2018

Simply click on the link to go directly to the hotel’s reservation page. Your group’s unique 3-letter code should be present, and when you type in the dates of your stay, you will automatically gain access to the group’s discounted rate.

The hotel encourages guests to make their reservations as early as possible to take advantage of the special rate set up for this group.
If you have any questions regarding this link, please contact __Joanne____ in the group sales office at (518)584-4550, ext. 353. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs! Same Great Service, Brand New Look!
Use the code HPR

SHHA Award Ceremony and Banquet

December 29th, 2017

SHHA members may purchase tickets in Cannone’s Kitchen on the following dates:
Saturday Dec 30th 10AM-Noon
Saturday Jan 6th 10AM-Noon
Saturday Jan 13th 10AM-Noon
If you prefer to RSVP by mail, please remember to send your RSVP and payment before January 13,2018 to the SHHA PO Box 171 Saratoga Springs NY 12866.

Cannone’s Catering

December 19th, 2017

Theresa and John Cannone catered the annual Sire Stakes buffet and the SHHA annual year end buffet.
As usual, they created delicious dishes for all to enjoy. Beginning 2018, anyone interested in obtaining catering services (max 75 people), may call John Cannone to discuss your event at 518-209-9515.