Condolences to the Gray Family

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

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

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