Bojarski named to second term on USHWA’s Hall of Fame Screening Committee

Harrisburg PA — Tim Bojarski, a past national president of the United States Harness Writers Association and current president of USHWA’s Upstate New York chapter, has been named to his second six-year term on USHWA’s Hall of Fame Screening Committee, it has been announced by Michael Carter, current national president of USHWA, the largest organization devoted to Standardbred communicators.

Tim Bojarski has been named to his second six-year term on USHWA’s Hall of Fame Screening Committee. USTA/Mark Hall photo.

The Screening Committee takes the Hall of Fame nominations from USHWA chapters, discusses them with a panel of representatives from the Hall of Fame, and then decides who will go on the summer ballot for Hall of Fame election. They also select a Veteran to go into the Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame discussions will take place this year at Goshen on Sunday (July 7), the day when Tim himself will be inducted into the Communicators Hall of Fame.

Bojarski has served on the Screening Committee for the last eight years: he served two years as president of USHWA (2016-2017), and then after leaving office, a six year term (through 2023) during his first appointment as a regular member of that Committee.

Carter noted that, “Tim has been an asset, not only to USHWA, but harness racing as a whole for many years. His experience in USHWA, including being a past president, makes him the prime candidate for being renamed to the Hall of Fame Screening Committee. I personally have learned a lot from Tim, and look forward to working with him and the entire committee throughout my presidency.”

Bojarski’s resume includes extensive work in the media as a columnist for Hoof Beats magazine, the acclaimed publication of the United States Trotting Association, and as a publicist for Plainridge Park, the Standardbred Owners of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Sire Stakes and Batavia Downs. The Akron, N.Y., resident has a 45-year background in harness horse ownership and training, has driven in qualifying races and currently owns six horses racing in New York and Massachusetts. He has been a member of USHWA for 23 years, 17 of them as a director of the association.

Bojarski joins returning Screening Committee members Steve Wolf, Gordon Waterstone, Leon Zimmerman, and Thomas Hicks, and new appointee Callie Davies-Gooch.

The United States Harness Writers Association is the leading group of communicators chronicling the Standardbred horse. USHWA conducts the official annual balloting for the sport’s most prestigious honors: induction to the Hall of Fame and Communicators Hall of Fame, along with the selection of the Horse of the Year, Trotter and Pacer of the Year, and the leading divisional horses of each season, along with the outstanding humans connected with the year’s top racing.

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