Immortal nominations due

from the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame

Goshen, NY — The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is inviting Immortal nominations for the Class of 2009.

All museum members, in good standing, have the privilege of nominating persons and horses whom they feel have made a significant contribution to the sport of harness racing. The nominees must be deceased three years or more to be eligible for consideration. Nominations must include a complete biography of the subject, detailing harness racing career statistics.

Nominations must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2009. They may be e-mailed on or before that date to or mailed to The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924.

Last year, in July, the Immortals Nominating Committee announced that the Trustees of the Museum had unanimously endorsed the election of equine artists Scott Leighton and Edward Troye, equine photographer George Francis Schreiber, state of Kentucky Standardbred breeders Col. Richard West and Gen. William Temple Withers and national driver/trainer Lewis Williams. Standardbred horses Big Towner and Nan’s Catch will also be inducted into the Hall of Immortals during ceremonies on Sunday, July 5, “Hall of Fame Day.”

If you would like information on how to become a museum member, eligible to nominate Immortals as well as the privilege of voting for the Living Horse Hall of Fame, or require information on the induction ceremonies, free traveling exhibits, educational programs and other museum services, please call (845) 294-6330 or visit

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, a not-for-profit educational institution, is dedicated to preserving the past, protecting the present and promoting the future of the American-born sport of harness racing. The museum is located at 240 Main Street, in historic Goshen, New York, 55 minutes from Manhattan. It is open from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. daily and from now until further notice, courtesy of The United States Trotting Association, offers free admission to walk-in visitors.

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