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stanley f. bergstein

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For fifty years, Stan Bergstein served as executive vice president of Harness Tracks of America, an association of North American racetracks. He also served as vice president of publicity and public relations for the USTA, executive editor of Hoof Beats magazine, executive director of the Harness Racing Institute, and president of American Horse Publications. Bergstein was a racing secretary, race caller, announcer, auctioneer and horse breeder. He also wrote a weekly column and hosted harness racing television shows. In 1971 Bergstein was named harness racing's Horseman of the Year and was elected to the Illinois Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 1982. He won the USHWA Proximity Award for contributions to the sport as well as the USHWA Illinois and New York chapters' Good Guy awards. Bergstein received the Harness Horse Youth Foundation's Service to Youth Award and was the first recipient of the Golden Pen for contributions to harness racing publicity. He received the national USHWA Clem McCarthy Good Guy Award in 1985. In 1986 Bergstein was elected to the Writers' Corner of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, and to the Living Hall of Fame the following year. He is the only person to have been elected to both. He was a trustee of the Museum for thirty years. Stan Bergstein died on November 2, 2011 at his home in Tucson, Arizona.

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Obituary from the Chicago Tribune

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