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Jan
15

HALL OF FAMER SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE SUCCUMBS TO CANCER

World champion, Hall of Famer, leading stallion and legendary Standardbred racehorse Somebeachsomewhere was euthanized Sunday afternoon (Jan. 14) at Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Center in Ringoes, N.J. after a short battle with cancer. Somebeachsomewhere had just turned 13 on Jan. 1. "It’s devastati... Read more
Jan
05

HALL OF FAME BROODMARE FLAT FOOT FLUZY PASSES

Millstone, NJ - Hall of Fame broodmare Flat Foot Fluzy died Thursday (Jan. 4) in New Jersey, equine surgeon Dr. Patty Hogan, the wife of owner Ed Lohmeyer, said. Flat Foot Fluzy was 31. Lohmeyer bred Flat Foot Fluzy, a daughter of Direct Scooter out of Quinella Blue Chip, with William Simon, who ... Read more
Dec
21

TRUSTEE EMERITUS WILLIAM MULLIGAN PASSES

Columbus, OH --- Harness Racing Museum trustee emeritus William Mulligan, 87, a longtime Standardbred owner and breeder, died Dec. 18, 2017. Mr. Mulligan owned nearly 300 horses in his career and was the breeder of more than 200. Among the top horses he owned was Spellbound Hanover 3,1:54.3 ($... Read more
Dec
18

2018 HALL OF FAME IMMORTALS ANNOUNCED

2019 Harness Racing Immortals Nominations Due Goshen, NY – The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is inviting Immortal nominations for the Class of 2019. All Museum members in good standing have the privilege of nominating people and horses who they feel have made a significant contributi... Read more
Oct
23

HALL OF FAMER ANTHONY ABBATIELLO PASSES

By Ellen Harvey, Harness Racing Communications Freehold, NJ --- Anthony "Tony" Abbatiello, 89, a United States Trotting Association director for 25 years and chairman of the board from 1997 to 2003, died Oct. 19, 2017, at his home in Colts Neck, N.J., after complications from heart failure. Mr... Read more
Sep
19

2018 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED

Freehold, NJ – Longtime Pennsylvania owner and breeder Jules Siegel, less than two months short of his 90th birthday, joins Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg, one of the driving forces of harness racing in her native Sweden and a leader in European-American harness connections, as members of the Ha... Read more
Jul
04

HALL OF FAME WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

Sunday, July 02, 2017 - by the USTA Communications Department   Goshen, NY --- On a sultry Sunday (July 2) midsummer’s evening in the Hudson River Valley, inductions for the Harness Racing Hall of Fame were conducted. The sole inductee into the Living Hall of Fame was Brian Sears, ... Read more