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Five Elected To PA Hall Of Fame

November 3, 2017:

A group of men instrumental in the growth and sustaining of harness racing’s pre-eminent position in the state of Pennsylvania have been selected by the Keystone Chapter of the U. S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) as the second group of inductees into the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Hall of Fame....read on

Goshen Yearling Sale Details

February 16, 2017:

The third annual Goshen Yearling Sale has been scheduled for Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the Mark Ford Training Center in Middletown, New York....read on

Standardbred Racino Proposed In PA

January 13, 2017:

During a press conference at Hanover Shoe Farms on Thursday, January 12, Pennsylvania businessman Dave LeVan announced his intention to apply for and secure the state’s final harness racing licence and gaming licence in order to build Mason-Dixon Downs, a Standardbred racino that would be situated in Freedom Township, which is located in Adams County, close to the Maryland border....read on

New Sponsors For Delaney Memorial

August 29, 2016:

Two of the sport’s biggest breeding operations in all of harness racing, Hanover Shoe Farms in North America and Alabar Stud in Australia/New Zealand, have both signed on as new sponsors for the sixth annual Vincent Delaney Memorial Weekend in Ireland for 2017....read on

Participants Honoured With Awards

December 21, 2015:

Hanover Shoe Farms President and CEO James W. Simpson, trainer Jimmy Takter, driver David Miller, and owner George Teague Jr. were voted year-end honours by the U.S. Harness Writers Association, the organization announced Monday....read on

Jim Simpson To LBJ Wall Of Fame

June 3, 2013:

James W. 'Jim' Simpson, President and chief executive officer of Hanover Shoe Farm, has been selected as the 29th Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame honouree by the Delaware County Fair....read on

Breeders Panel Highlights Day 4 Of WTC

August 8, 2011:

A panel of some of America’s leading breeders engaged in a wide-ranging discussion which highlighted Day 4 of the World Trotting Conference. Discussions also included breeders' comments on Jeff Gural's plan which would assure star horses would race into their four-year-old season...read on

Newest Hall Class Inducted In Goshen

July 4, 2011:

On a mid summer’s eve on Sunday, July 3, with the occasional pop of a firecracker foretelling the next day’s significance, inductions for the Harness Racing Hall of Fame were held in Goshen, New York...read on

Live, Online Bidding At Adios Sale

May 27, 2011:

Hanover Shoe Farms is pleased to announce that for the first time in the standardbred industry, live online bidding will be offered for horses selling at public auction --- at the time the horse is actually in the sales ring...read on

Hanover To Hold Pre-Adios Sale

March 25, 2011:

Jim Simpson, the president of Hanover Shoe Farms, has announced that harness racing’s leading breeder will conduct a yearling sale at the Meadows on the afternoon of...read on

Gural, Hanson, Simpson At Forum

March 1, 2011:

It has been announced that Jeff Gural, Jim Simpson, Karyn Malinowski, Thomas Carver and Jon Hanson will soon be sitting face to face and discussing New Jersey's gambling and horse racing industries...read on

Donato Hanover Book Full And Closed

January 27, 2011:

Hanover Shoe Farm President Jim Simpson announced today that the book for trotting champion Donato Hanover is now full and closed....read on

Muscle Massive To Hanover Shoe Farms

November 5, 2010:

Jim Simpson, the president of Hanover Shoe Farms, has announced that 2010 Hambletonian Winner Muscle Massive 2,1.57, 3,1.51($1,245,297) will enter the stallion ranks at Hanover beginning with the 2011 breeding season...read on

USHWA To Induct Four To Hall

October 14, 2010:

'Judge' Walter Russell, who set new standards of excellence for harness racing officials during his time in the stand, and Jim Simpson, who posted a successful career as a trainer/driver, and is now posting an even better one as head of Hanover Shoe Farms, have been elected to...read on

Simpson, Russell Considered For Living Hall

July 6, 2010:

Jim Simpson, chief executive officer of the world-famous Hanover Shoe Farms and a player in many of harness racing’s major current projects, and Walter Russell, son of Hall of Fame horseman Sanders Russell who...read on


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