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The Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association is an organization of owners, breeders, trainers, drivers and caretakers of Standardbred horses, whose purpose is to promote the welfare of Harness Racing in the United States and Canada with special regard to the Saratoga Springs, New York area and in so doing promote the welfare of it.

To cooperate with all authority charged with the government of Harness racing and to render, such authority, all possible assistance in the discharge of their duties.


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To recommend to governing authority changes in rules or regulations, which after due consideration by the Association seen to it, to be in the best interests of the sport of harness racing.

To cooperate with all associations conducting harness race meetings and advise with them on problems affecting the interests of the Standardbred horse.  To suggest to such associations possible improvements, which after due consideration the Association believes will be beneficial to all concerned.

To consult with and advise and provide and improve the general welfare of horsemen and women and employees of stables racing at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway.

To affiliate with other organizations interested in harness racing upon such terms and conditions as may be mutually agreeable.

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