NYSS County Fair Series gets underway at Goshen Historic Track on July 5

Albany, NY — The 2024 New York Sire Stakes County Fair Series season begins on Friday (July 5) at Goshen Historic Track in Goshen, N.Y. The opening day race program will feature 2- and 3-year-olds beginning at 1 p.m. (EDT).

Goshen Historic Track is the world’s oldest active harness racing track after being established in 1838.

The County Fair Series offers Standardbreds a racing program to gain experience in harness racing across New York with the opportunity to eventually compete in the New York Sire Stakes and Excelsior Series.

“We are excited to get the County Fair Series season started and bring together highly competitive harness racing in family-friendly environments at fairs across New York all summer long,” said Ralph Scunziano, Executive Director of the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund.

The 2024 County Fair Series Program details all County Fair race schedules, series conditions, racing officials and more. View the program on our website here.

The complete 19-race 2024 County Fair Series schedule can be found here. The County Fair Series finals will take place on Sunday (Sept. 1) at Goshen Historic Track with a post time of 1 p.m.

The New York Sire Stakes is the state’s premier harness racing program for 2- and 3-year-old Standardbreds. Established to encourage the breeding, buying and racing of Standardbred horses in New York, it is the nation’s oldest harness racing program of its kind and has served as a model for state-bred racing programs.

To learn more, visit the New York Sire Stakes website at www.nysirestakes.com.

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