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Smith Wins U.S. Caretaker Of The Year

January 18, 2021:

Kelly Smith, who has worked for Hall of Fame trainer Chuck Sylvester for more than three decades, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Caretaker of the Year Award sponsored by Art Zubrod and Leah Cheverie’s Fair Island Farm....read on

Wisher Honoured In Delaware

January 5, 2021:

David Wisher, of Smyrna, Del., was named the Delaware Valley Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association’s Caretaker of the Year for 2020....read on

Bergman, Kyle To Communicators HOF

December 30, 2020:

One came to prominence in the shadow of New York City; the other is a son of the Midwest. One is primarily a writer who also has done much television journalism; the other achieved principal fame as a photographer, but he also wrote often and well....read on

2020 Caretaker Of The Year Deadline Nears

December 16, 2020:

Any caretaker working for any stable or farm in North America is eligible to be the Fair Island Farm Caretaker of the Year. All that is needed to nominate is a letter or email, 200 words minimum, from an individual or group detailing the skills and special qualities of the caretaker....read on

USHWA Chapter Seeks Caretaker Noms

December 15, 2020:

A friendly reminder to trainers, that the deadline for the Delaware Valley Chapter of the United States Harness Writers’ Association’s (USHWA) inaugural caretaker award is fast approaching....read on

Takter Unanimous US Trainer Of The Year

December 3, 2020:

Nancy Takter was voted 2020 Trainer of the Year by the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) – and her year was so spectacular, the decision to have her receive the award did not even have to go to a vote....read on

2021 USHWA Awards Banquet Cancelled

November 25, 2020:

The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) is formally announcing that, due to travel concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Dan Patch Awards Banquet, scheduled to be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort on Feb. 21, 2021, has been cancelled....read on

Clements New USHWA Canada President

November 20, 2020:

The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) Canada chapter held its annual meeting via Zoom call on Wednesday (Nov. 18), with a change of leadership highlighting the well-attended virtual session....read on

Spotlight On The Miami Fair

August 30, 2020:

“It’s a great track for kids, because it’s in a small town. You don’t have to worry about anything. You can let them run around. It’s a great place for kids to learn about horses and racing.”...read on

Handicapping Showdown At Leamington

August 6, 2020:

The 2020 harness racing season at Leamington Raceway kicks off on Sunday (Aug. 9) with a handicapping showdown featuring two of the industry's youngest media participants....read on

USHWA Hosts Hambletonian Handicapping Contest

August 3, 2020:

The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) will host the next free harness racing handicapping contest on Scott Alberg’s Facebook page Saturday (Aug. 8) at the Meadowlands....read on

Bonilla, Hallett Land Scholarships

July 30, 2020:

The Florida chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced two candidates who will receive awards this year from the Allen J. Finkelson Scholarship....read on

Canada's Oldest, Through Young Eyes

June 29, 2020:

Sometimes a racetrack is more than just a place where horses run. Sometimes it’s history. For some people, it’s a second home. It can even be something people live for....read on

2019 Keystone USHWA Awards Presented

May 1, 2020:

Roger Huston has been voted the highest honour annually given by the Keystone Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), the Mary Lib Miller Award....read on

USHWA Youth Membership News

April 20, 2020:

Nathan Bain is becoming well known as a guest racecaller and as the regular racing commentator at Ontario’s Dresden and Leamington Raceways. He’s also one of the original USHWA Youth members, and wants to encourage new applicants for USHWA Youth Membership in 2020/21....read on


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