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Hambletonian Casino Night Charity a success

August 12, 2017

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The generosity and support of the harness racing community has helped raise much needed funds for the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and the Standardbred Retirement Foundation at the Hambletonian Party and Poker & Casino Night Charity held Friday (Aug. 4) at Victory Sports Bar, Meadowlands Racetrack, in East Rutherford, NJ.
Supported by The Hambletonian Society and Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, the evening included great table games, a poker tournament and terrific raffle prizes.

A very hearty thanks to our major sponsors Marion Marauder Ownership (Wellwoods and Keelings), Arden Homestead Stable, Joe Bellino and Burke Racing Stable. We also thank Roberts Communications Network and Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment for providing the grand prize for the poker tournament, a 3-night/4-day trip for two to Las Vegas including airfare, first class hotel accommodation, show tickets and a generous food/beverage allowance.

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of the following sponsors: Ted Gewertz and Claire Chappell in memory of Charles Iannazzo, Riverview Breeding (Myron and Stephanie Bell), David McDuffee, Mark Ford Training Center, Tim Tetrick, Tony Alagna, The Hambletonian Society, Scott Zeron, Corey Callahan, Jonas and Christine Czernyson, George Brennan, Brian Sears, Bluegrass Staking, Ted Mazzarisi DVM and Steve Bokman DVM.

Silent auction items included the use of a luxury suite for six people for a New York Yankees game courtesy of Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees, a private tour of NBC 4 studios at 30 Rockefeller Center by Bruce Beck, a wooden carved horse head bench, John Campbell autographed memorabilia and the Legends program autographed by all Legends present.

Some of the sought after raffle items included tickets to Mets-Dodgers and Mets-Phillies games, signed Yankees memorabilia, Bradford Portrait packages, harness racing prints donated by Leon Zimmerman, autographed John Campbell prints donated by Ray Lance, Metakoo drone, wine, liquor and much more.

This event was so successful and enjoyable that it will likely be repeated next year. Check with the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and the Standardbred Retirement Foundation for more information next year. (Harness Racing Museum)

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