Grove City, OH — The Fayette County Harness Horsemen’s Association will be presented the 2021 Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association Dick Brandt Sr. Extra Effort Award.
The Fayette County Harness Horsemen’s Association was formed in 1960 and has been active for more than 60 years. The Association works closely with the county fair board to provide year-round support to local horsemen. The Association hosts an annual spring matinee and two days of racing at the Fayette County Fair in Washington Court House.
The Association also assists the fair by providing equipment to maintain the track for the horsemen to use throughout the year.
The award is named for Dick Brandt Sr., who served as president of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association in 1984 and 1985. He was a past Chairman of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Health and Retirement Fund and Treasurer of P.A.C.E.R. (Political Action Committee for Equine Racing).
The Dick Brandt Sr. Extra Effort Award is awarded to local horsemen’s associations and matinee clubs who have made a commitment to county fair racing. The award is based on involvement with their local fair board, local matinees, community involvement, improvements to racing and barn areas and assistance with racing programs during the fair week.
The award will be presented at the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association annual awards banquet Jan. 15, at the Hilton Columbus-Polaris in Columbus, Ohio.