MHHA Opens Satellite Office

Published: January 5, 2012 10:58 am EST

For years, the Monticello Harness Horsemen’s Association worked out of an office in the race-secretary building which is provided by Monticello Raceway --- and they still do five days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., but now horsemen have another option.

On January 3, MHHA members gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the organization's new satellite office, which opened that day at noon in the racing paddock.

Leading the procession was MHHA President Alan Schwartz. He was joined by horsemen’s representative Terry Finch, who will man the satellite office during race days with other horsemen. The track's racing secretary, Eric Warner, and track publicist, John Manzi, will also be in the office.

“This is a great day for us, and now we’ll have an office available to the entire membership all day long during the race days,” Schwartz said.

"We owe a debt of gratitude to (board member) Mario Marcellino, who graciously donated his time and efforts in order to construct the office. And we thank Monticello Raceway for permitting us to build this office from a part of the former outdoor race paddock.”