Trainers Nominate a Groom

November 8th, 2019

Groom of the Year Award- Trainers please forward a letter explaining your reason a groom from your stable deserves to be nominated for the Groom of the Year.  The deadline is November 30, 2019. Nominations may be sent to Saratoga Harness Horsepersons Assoc PO Box 171 Saratoga Springs NY 12866.

SHHA Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony

November 4th, 2019

The annual banquet meeting and award ceremony will be Saturday December 21, 2019. Members will receive more information through the mail.

Children’s Santa Luncheon

November 4th, 2019

The Children’s Santa Luncheon will be Saturday December 14th at 1:00PM in the Track Kitchen. Wish Books will be available in the track kitchen and paddock snack bar November 16-December 7th. Please sign you child’s name, age and a present on their wish list. Santa will arrive at 1:30PM.

Grooms Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 4th, 2019

The SHHA’s annual Grooms Thanksgiving luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19th at the Track Kitchen. Lunch begins at 11:30AM. Enjoy your meal.

SHHA Trainers, Drivers and Grooms Health Enrollment

November 4th, 2019

Saturday, November 16th at 11AM-1PM, a member of Bouchey and Clarke agency will be in the SHHA office (upstair in the paddock). The representative will have information regarding Blue Shield of Northeastern New York and applications for enrollment.

NYS Sire Stakes & USTA District 8 Banquet

October 21st, 2019

Saturday July 20, 2019 Post Changed to 8:05pm

July 19th, 2019

Due to the prediction of extreme temperatures on Saturday July 20, 2019, the post time for Saturday night is 8:05pm. An hour has been added to Lasix time-first race Lasix is 3:35-4:05…

SHHA Board of Directors Election

June 10th, 2019

The following SHHA’s directors terms expire 12/31/19:
Mickey McGivern
Harvey Stein
Henry Westbrook 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, 2019
Mailing address: SHHA PO Box 171 Saratoga Springs NY 12866

Condolences to the Facin Family

May 6th, 2019

Joseph Dominic Facin, passed peacefully in his home on May 1, 2019 with his loving family at his side. Joe was born on May 20, 1930 in Woodbridge, Connecticut.  He served in The Korean War.  Joe met Eleanor (Gabriel) after the war and they were married in 1956.  He went on to serve 20 years as a police officer for the Woodbridge Police Force.  He retired in 1976 and he and Ellie took a journey back to nature, moving from Connecticut to Greenwich, NY, to live on an organic farm. He was the leader of the Knights of Columbus order in Greenwich for many years.  Joseph volunteered at the bingo hall for over 30 years raising funds for those in need and was a member of the Middle Falls Fire Department, Greenwich VFW, and American Legion Post 515.  He truly loved the Greenwich Community as exhibited through his volunteering and service.

He turned his focus and passion into horse racing.  He and his son, Joseph Jr. and his grand-daughter Amanda created Facin Stables and just this past year their trotter Ulster was named trotter of the year at Saratoga Harness.  This made him incredibly proud.

Survivors include his sons, Joseph Jr. (Carole), Thomas (Carol), Dino (Brenda), Kenneth (Kathleen), Ron (Barb); grandchildren, Amanda, Melissa, Jordan, Kresney, Gabe (Chelsi), Andrew, Leah and Elisabeth; great grandchildren, Carmia, Cameron, Casey, Wyatt, Jayden and Rowyn. He is also survived by his beloved younger brother Dominic.

A wake in Joseph’s honor will be held from 3-6 on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 80 Main St, Greenwich, NY, 12834.

A private funeral and Interment in the Saratoga National Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Memorials can be made in his memory to the Comfort Food Community, 31 Hill St, Greenwich, NY, 12834

George Karam Invitational Pace

May 6th, 2019

The 1st annual George Karam Memorial Invitational Pace was won by local superstar Artful Way (Artistic Fella). The Jackie Greene-trained pacer and driver Frank Coppola Jr went coast-to-coast in 1:50.4, matching the time of his stablemate Hudson Phil as the fastest of the season for any horse thus far at Saratoga in 2019.