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Jul
06

HARNESS RACING HALL OF FAME WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

SEE VIDEO OF HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONIES HERE Goshen, NY — On Sunday night (July 4), in front of an overflow crowd of more than 275, 11 individuals and eight equines were inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in ceremonies held under the tent on the lawn of the Harness Racing... Read more
Jun
17

MUSEUM REOPENING

With the lifting of most New York State COVID-19 restrictions, the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is now open to the general public Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum will also be open on Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for Hall o... Read more
May
20

CHARITY CASINO NIGHT & POKER TOURNAMENT

The Hambletonian Party and Poker & Casino Night Charity Event will be held Friday, August 6, at Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ.  Proceeds will benefit the Standardbred Retirement Foundation and the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. If you are at the Meadowlands for th... Read more
May
10

KEITH WAPLES DEAD AT 97

Guelph, ON – Famed harness horse driver and trainer, Keith Waples passed away peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on Friday, May 7, 2021 at the age of 97. He will be sadly missed by Eileen, his loving wife of almost 75 years, and his four children, Barbara Lennox, Donna Galbraith (Mac), ... Read more
May
07

2021 SOUVENIR JOURNAL

To the Museum’s friends and loyal supporters: We invite you to join us in honoring harness racing and those who have made it great. Please click HERE for more information on Hall of Fame Day and how to advertise in the Museum’s annual Souvenir Journal. Click HERE for your advertising order... Read more
May
06

2021 HALL OF FAME INDUCTION DINNER

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame will host the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday, July 4, 2021 in Goshen, New York. Congratulations are in order for the newest class of Hall of Famers: Tom Charters, Jeff Gural, Bill Popfinger and Tim Tetrick, and Communicators Phil Pikelny... Read more
May
06

RON GURFEIN PASSES

Columbus, OH — Hall of Fame trainer Ron Gurfein, 80, died May 5, 2021. Mr. Gurfein was one of the top conditioners of trotters and a 2006 inductee into the Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y. He opened up his stable in 1965, moved to Monticello in 1967 and spent the better part of th... Read more
Mar
12

HARNESS RACING MUSEUM 2021 STALLION BREEDING AUCTION

The Harness Racing Museum would like to thank all donors and bidders for a successful 2021 stallion breeding fundraiser. If you have not already booked your mares our list of breedings now available is posted below and at www.harnessmuseum.com. Please contact the Museum at 845-294-6330 or email Joan... Read more