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john a. cashman, jr.

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John Cashman served as president and general manager of Castleton Farms, one of the sport's pre-eminent breeding organizations. He was also president and a director of the Lexington Trots Breeders' Association, operators of the annual Tattersalls Sale and Lexington's Red Mile, and president of Pompano Park. More than fifty years in the sport, Cashman has been a president of Harness Tracks of America, chairman of the American Horse Council and has held a similar position with the American Horse Racing Federation. He began his harness racing career as assistant racing secretary at Vernon Downs, before being named director of racing at Roosevelt Raceway in 1959 at age nineteen. A 1987 winner of the Horseman Award, selected by readers of The Horseman And Fair World magazine, and the Horseman of the Year Award (Sports Eye), John Cashman also received USHWA's 1989 Proximity Award, and in 1990 the Clem McCarthy Good Guy Award and the Billy Haughton Memorial Award. Cashman served on the boards, as an officer or director, of the USTA, Grand Circuit and Kentucky Racing Authority. He was a trustee and an officer of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and a director of The Hambletonian Society. He was inducted into the Harness Racing Living Hall of Fame in 1993. John Cashman, Jr. passed away on September 22, 2012.

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