The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is inviting Immortal nominations for the Class of 2014. All Museum members, in good standing, have the privilege of nominating persons and horses who they feel have made a significant contribution to the sport of harness racing.
The nominees must be deceased THREE years or more to be eligible for consideration. Nominations must include a complete biography of the subject and detailed harness racing career statistics, when applicable. Nominations must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2014. They may be emailed on or before that date to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, 240 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924.
Last year, in July, the Immortals Nominating Committee announced that the trustees of the Museum had endorsed the election of horses Green Speed and Windsong's Legacy. On Sunday, July 6, 2014, "Hall of Fame Day,” these significant contributors to the sport of harness racing will be inducted into the Hall of Immortals during ceremonies held under the tent on the Museum lawn.
● In 1977, trained and driven by Immortal Billy Haughton, Green Speed (1974-1983) won two legs of trotting's Triple Crown and became the top single-season moneywinning Standardbred of all time. After his four-year-old season, he retired as the sport's leading moneywinning trotting stallion and the holder of eleven world records.
● In 2004, Windsong's Legacy (2001-2008) became the first Trotting Triple Crown winner since Super Bowl accomplished the feat more than three decades earlier. He was named Trotter of the Year and found himself atop the list of all-time single-season moneywinning trotters.
If you would like further information on the 2014 inductees or the induction ceremony and the events leading up to it, please contact the Museum at 845-294-6330 or visit our website, www.harnessmuseum.com. (Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame)
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is located at 240 Main Street in Goshen, NY and is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm (last tour 4:00 pm). Thanks to U.S. Trotting Association support the Museum is currently offering free admission for walk-in visitors and group docent-guided tours at a minimal charge per person. For additional information about the Museum, its membership program, special events and educational programs, please call 845-294-6330 or visit www.harnessmuseum.com.