The New Meadowlands is announcing that the Nat Ray Free For All trot will be known as the John Cashman, Jr. Memorial beginning with the 2013 race on Hambletonian Day, Aug. 3.
First raced in 1981, this important event counts among itswinners many of trotting's greatest champions. Moni Maker won the Nat Ray a remarkable three times, Lucky Jim set his 1:50.1 world record in this race and who can forget Victory Tilly's exciting international victory in the 2002 edition.
Cashman's influence is found in many facets of harness racing. In a distinguished career that included several high profile positions, one of the most important was his role in the launching of the Breeders Crown championships.
The race that shall bear his name will remind us of his passion for racing and many contributions to the sport. (Meadowlands)