USHWA Makes Donation To Goshen Historic Track

USHWA representatives make donation to Goshen Historic Track
Published: July 10, 2024 09:25 am EDT

During the Saturday, July 6 card of Goshen Historic Track’s Grand Circuit meet, the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) made its annual $5,480 donation to the world renowned harness racing track. 

Track president Steve Jones accepted the donation from chapter president Chris Tully and chapter vice presidents Shawn Wiles and Janet Terhune.

“Year in and year out, we can always count on the Monticello-Goshen chapter for their support," said Jones. "The track is indeed grateful for the decades of unwavering support from our local scribes.”

Tully stated that, “Historic Track is one of the truly great places in all of harness racing. Each year, the grandstand comes alive amid the cheers from the throngs of racing fans. It is truly a sight to behold. We consider it a privilege to continue to raise money for both of our cherished ‘Cradle of the Trotter’ facilities.”

The organization makes annual donations to both Goshen Historic Track and the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, two separate and distinct entities that share the same hallowed ground and a mutual purpose of preserving and promoting harness racing.

The practice of raising money and donating funds to Historic Track and the Hall of Fame began in the mid-1970s with Monticello Raceway publicity icon John Manzi, and has continued ever since. In just the last 20 years, the local Monticello-Goshen chapter has donated well over $170,000 to these important industry preservationists.

This year’s Monticello-Goshen USHWA awards banquet will be the chapter’s 65th annual event and is being held at the Wallkill Golf Club on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2024, with plans under way to incorporate and include the presentation of the annual New York Sire Stakes awards. 

(USHWA; Photo of Chris Tully [center], Shawn Wiles [right] and Janet Terhune [left] presenting the donation to Goshen Historic Track president Steve Jones)

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