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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
Jan
12

2021 LIVING HORSE HALL OF FAME ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED

The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2021 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. Museum members voted for the three horses they felt best exemplified gre... Read more
Dec
15

JOE DEFRANK PASSES

Lexington, KY —– Harness racing Hall of Famer Joe DeFrank, 87, died Dec. 12, 2020. Growing up in Holly, N.Y., Mr. DeFrank fell in love with harness racing at nearby Batavia Downs. That is where he met his mentor and longtime friend, Don D’Andrea, who recommended to the late Hall of Famer Ji... Read more
Dec
01

2021 LIVING HORSE HALL OF FAME VOTING BEGINS

The Living Horse Hall of Fame Committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the slate of six candidates for election into the Hall of Fame. The nominees are: ANDOVER HALL CHAPTER SEVEN FATHER PATRICK MISSION BRIEF PEACEFUL WAY YANKEE GLIDE Standardbred ... Read more
Nov
03

2020 RESTORATION RAFFLE WINNERS

Among the Harness Racing Museum’s highest priorities is the conservation of the art and artifacts entrusted to our care. Essential funding for this important work is raised through grants, donations and fundraising events. Primary among these events is the annual Restoration Raffle. This year’s ... Read more