Antonacci Elected Museum/HOF Trustee

Published: July 22, 2011 11:49 am EDT

The annual meeting of the trustees of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located in Goshen, New York, was held on Hall of Fame Day, Sunday, July 3, 2011

. At the meeting, trustees Hugh 'Andy' Grant, a member of the board since 1978, and Stan Bergstein, a trustee since 1980, retired and were elected Trustees Emeriti. At that time a new trustee, Frank Antonacci of Enfield, Connecticut, was elected to the board.

Antonacci was born in Brooklyn, New York. A longtime owner and breeder of standardbreds, he is a member of the ownership group that purchased the Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky, in 2000. Vice President of USA Hauling and Recycling, a commercial waste disposal company that services the tri-state area of New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, Antonacci also serves as a director of the Hambletonian Society, sponsors of the world’s most prestigious trotting race, the Hambletonian.

Antonacci and his family became involved in harness racing in 1966, with an emphasis on owning, breeding and racing trotters. He, together with his father, Guy 'Sonny' (Harness Racing Hall of Fame Class of 1999), brother, Gerry, and many other family members, have raced under the 'Lindy' name, which is derived from their first Hambletonian winner, Lindys Pride, who swept the Triple Crown in 1969. Other top horses for Antonacci include Probe (dead-heat co-winner of the 1989 Hambletonian), Harmonious, Lindy Lane, and Moni Maker, 1998 and 1999 North American Horse of the Year and 2006 inductee into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame.

Antonacci, who has been a committed supporter of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame for many years, earned an associate degree from SUNY Cobleskill, a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master's Degree from Long Island University. He and his wife, Rebecca, have three children, Frank, Chris and Philip.

(Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame)

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