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Drivers in good standing for 2014

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The Members have spoken...
2016 Election Results

Ballots were counted earlier today and the results are in with just over 63% of the HHANE membership casting ballots in the 2016 election.

Congratulations to our three new board members - Joseph Therrien, Wallace Watson, and Alice Szpila - and to returning board member Robert Bogigian.

Ballot tallies were:
Robert Bogigian       84 votes (elected to 1 year term)
Cornelius Bonetti                                              65 votes
Frank DuBreuil                                                79 votes
Alice Szpila                91 votes (elected to 3 year term)
Joseph Therrien     130 votes (elected to 3 year term)
Wallace Watson       101 votes (elected to 3 year term)

The 2016-17 Board of Directors is President Robert McHugh, Frank M. Antonacci, Robert Bogigian, Joseph Flynn, Jim Hardy, Russell Lawson, Alice Szpila, Joseph Therrien, and Wallace Watson.




2016 Annual Awards

The Plainridge Park winner's circle was the setting for a different type of award last Friday, December 2 - the 2016 HHANE Awards. The following were honored:

  • Horse of the Year - Artistic Rhythym
    30 starts / 6 wins / $38,874 / 1.53.2
    owner: Lorraine O'Connor
  • Pacer of the Year - Jackson's Image
    24 starts / 7 wins / $55,080 / 1.51.2
    owner: Michael Feinberg
  • Trotter of the Year - Mambo Lindy
    15 starts / 8 wins / $71,210 / 1.53.2
    owner: GreatHorse
  • Claimer of the Year - New York Kitty
    23 starts / 9 wins / $53,010 / 1.52.1
    owner: Anthony Scussel
  • Iron Horse of the Year - Trigger Finger
    34 starts / 4 wins / $38,528 / 1.53
    owner: Leonard LeBlanc
  • Senior Horse of the Year - Getthepartystarted
    28 starts / 1 win / $6,799 / 1.55.1
    lifetime: 256 starts / 30 wins / $150,523 / 1.54.3
    owner: Alfred Broadbent

Two individuals were also honored:

  • Todd O'Dea - Horseperson of the Year
  • Greg Merton - Driver of the Year
One award was not presented in the winner's circle. The Trainer of the Year award was an extremely close race this year between Heidi Rohr and Jim Hardy which could not be called until the conclusion of racing Friday. Our congratulations to Heidi Rohr who bested Jim 46-45 to earn the title Trainer of the Year.

ID Badge Pickup


Link to trainers manual on Mass Gaiming site


016 Stall


MGC license is required to enter the barn area.

ALL OWNERS, TRAINERS, AND DRIVERS must complete two forms:
  1. Harness Racing Owner / Trainer / Driver license form. Available in the Mass Gaming Commission (MGC) building located in the Plainridge parking lot.
  2. Fingerprint form. Available in the MGC trailer.
These forms may be downloaded and completed in advance by visiting the MGC websiteand there are links below

To help you more easily comply with these new regulations:
  • Applications:
    • Must be notarized.
    • Require a color 2”x2” photo taken within the last 6 months –
      taken free of charge in the MGC building.
  • Fingerprints – taken free of charge in the MGC building
IMPORTANT: Bring two forms of identification (valid passport, or certified birth certificate and one other valid form of ID). A full list of acceptable IDs is available at the MGC website page noted above. If your current legal name does not match the name on your certified birth certificate you must show legal proof of the name change.



Below is the protocol for post-race TC02 testing issued
by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.


As per 205CMR 3.32 (b) Testing, “Random or extra testing may be required by the judges or the Commission at any time on any horse on association grounds”. At their discretion, the Judges may request a horse to undergo post-race TCO2 testing. The horse will report to the test barn immediately after the race, and remain there for two hours after the completion of the race. The horse’s trainer or designee must stay with the horse during this time. After the two hours is up, the veterinarian will draw the sample for the blood gas testing in the presence of the trainer or designee


Click on the links below to view or download new 2014 Racing guidelines

Horses First




2014 HHI Claim Form          HHI General Liability Form   

Reminder Horsemen:

Starting in 2009

NO ANABOLIC STEROIDS are allowed at Plainridge!

Mission Statement

Section 1.2 of the Association’s Bylaws
The mission of HHANE shall be to promote the welfare and development
of harness racing on behalf of the owners, trainers, drivers, breeders and
others affiliated with harness racing in New England. HHANE shall encourage
and promote legislation favorable to horsemen in general, recommend to rules
and regulations which are deemed to be in the best interest of harness racing,
to cooperate with and make suggestions to all associations conducting harness
racing meetings, advising them on problems affecting the interests of
horsemen, to hear any grievances of any member, and to interecede if
the Executive Board deems such action is appropriate.

Membership Benefits Include

Bike Insurance
Third Party Liability Insurance
Active Promotion of the Harness Racing Industry




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