Grove City, OH — The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association has awarded Steve McCoy the Maynard and Stella Hagemeyer Significant Contribution Award for 2020.
McCoy, who lives in Upper Arlington, Ohio, with his wife, Brenda, has been involved in harness racing since 1982. He joined the OHHA Board of Directors in 1994 and served as the association’s president from 2009 to 2015. During his tenure as president, McCoy gave selflessly of his legal talent and acumen. McCoy was instrumental in developing and passage of the legislation resulting in VLTs at Ohio’s pari-mutuel racetracks, and also successfully led the negotiations for the state’s four pari-mutuel harness racetracks’ VLT horsemen’s agreements from 2012-2015.
As a past president, McCoy serves on the advisory committee for the OHHA, and is the vice chairman for the OHHA Breeders section. McCoy is also a member of the United States Trotting Association Board of Directors serving for District 1, a position he has held since 2015.
McCoy currently works as the general counsel for the Showe Companies of Columbus, Ohio.
The Maynard and Stella Hagemeyer Significant Contribution Award is awarded to an individual that has made a significant lifelong contribution to Ohio harness racing. The individual must possess a passion and advocacy for Ohio harness racing. The award is based on the importance of educating and involving local and state legislators to the importance of the harness racing industry.
McCoy will be honored during the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association’s virtual award show on Saturday (Jan. 16). The awards show is scheduled to air on the OHHA YouTube channel at 7 p.m.