ROB PENNINGTON NAMED 2013 HANOVER SHOE FARMS/HTA GROOM OF THE YEAR

Rob Pennington, a native of Marion, Ohio, has been named 2013 Groom of the Year in the annual competition sponsored by Hanover Shoe Farms and Harness Tracks of America (“HTA”). Now a resident of Allentown, New Jersey, Pennington works full time for trainer Noel Daley, caring for five horses, most owned by William B. Weaver, III’s Valley High Stable.

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2013 Groom of the Year Press Release

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2014-2015 HTA SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

The Harness Tracks of America College Scholarship Fund is offering three, $5,000 scholarships for post-secondary education to students actively involved in the sport of harness racing or to the children of harness racing professionals (living or deceased), including licensed drivers, trainers, caretakers or management officials.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, financial need and active harness racing involvement. Applications are available now by contacting Harness Tracks of America via phone at 330-467-4101 ext 204 or e-mail at taldrich@northfieldpark.com. The deadline for returning all application materials is June 20, 2014.

Applications can also be completed/downloaded from the following Web site:
www.harnesstracks.com/scholarships.htm

The scholarship program, begun in 1973, has made 202 grants to 135 worthy students involved in harness racing since its inception with the scholarships totaling $762,950.

HTA 2014-2015 Scholarship Application>>2014-2015 Scholarship Application

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PALONE IS HTA DRIVER OF THE YEAR FOR THE SEVENTH TIME

Dave Palone, the 51-year-old Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, native is Harness Tracks of America’s Driver of the Year, the formidable achievement that remains the most difficult award in the sport of harness racing to win.

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2013 HTA Driver of the Year Press Release

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NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR 2013 “GROOM OF THE YEAR” AWARD

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 “Groom of the Year” Award. The award, sponsored annually by Harness Tracks of America and Hanover Shoe Farms, recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport, the grooms who maintain the health and welfare of the sport’s horses.

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2013 Groom Nominations

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Decision in Luis Pena v. NYSGC

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Decision in Luis Pena v. NYSGC

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