Augusta, ME — The New England Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association is proud to announce the newest inductees to the New England Harness Writers Hall of Fame.
There are ten New England standout harness racing people being inducted this year.
The induction ceremony will take place as part of the Maine Standardbred Breeders and the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association annual dinner on Saturday (Jan. 22). The dinner will be at the Ramada by Wyndham Lewiston Hotel & Conference Center in Lewiston, Maine. The cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and awards starting at approximately 7 p.m.
The ten new inductees are Frank Antonacci, Ralph H. Andersen, Elmer N. Ballard, Richard N. Bartlett, George G. Ducharme, David L. Ingraham, Gary D. Mosher, Walter H. Ross Sr., Roger D. Smith Jr. and Robert Tisbert.
Dinner tickets are $30 per person. Please send check or money order and names of all dinner guests to MSBOA, P.O. Box 426, Augusta, ME 04332-0436. Tickets must be reserved by Jan. 12; no tickets will be sold at the door. For more information call 207.623.6442 or email info@maineHHA.com. To place a congratulatory ad in the awards journal, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518.312.6271.
Lasix horses need to be on the grounds no later than 4 hrs before your post (race) and all horses not on lasix must be on the grounds 3 hrs prior to your post (race).
Inside Paddock times for the first three races if you have chosen to put your horse in the outside stalls are 1 and 1/2 hours (1.5 hrs) before your post time.
That is 15 minutes before the time they draw blood.
Non Lasix Qualifiers, 1 1/2 hours prior to their qualify time.
Trainer of the Year
Driver of the Year
Caretaker of the Year
Horse of the Year
Pacer - Mansome
Trotter - Blue Knight
Mare of the Year
Pacer - Force and Fury
Trotter - Kyrie Deo
Claimer of the Year
Pacer - Windsong Gorgeous
Trotter - Roadshow Vic
Pacer - Impulse Hall
Trotter - BJ Rowdy
HHANE Contacts - When you need information, here's who to contact:
Health & Welfare, Membership questions
Alice Tisbert email@example.com 508.662.8564
Race Track Committee/Sulky ins claims
Jim Hardy firstname.lastname@example.org 508.577.6631
Race Conditions Committee
Joe Flynn email@example.com 508.887.0685
Plainridge Race Office
for entries/Clerk of Course: 508.576.4486
Race Office - Paul Verette: 508.576.4485
Judge's Office: 508.576.4487
(all scratches/driver changes are due by
10 a.m. on the day following the draw)
MGC Office: 617.533.9803
HHANE would like to Introduce and Welcome Colin Boyle, as our new Handicapping Specialist Colin will help you with your daily wagering selections. Looking forward to Colins Pics for 2021 About Colin Boyle
To access Colins latest article, Go to Colins Corner
Massachusetts Gaming Commission licensing office hours:
10am-6pm on Racedays
9am-5pm on Tuesdays
Closed Wednesdays and Saturdays
The office does take phone calls if there are questions, and can be reached at
(617)533-9803, Monday –Friday.
License applications can be mailed to:
Racing Division, MA Gaming Commission
c/o Plainridge Park Casino
301 Washington Street
Plainville, MA 02762
HHANE Horsemen - 2021
John Matteros e-mail to email your paperwork to: firstname.lastname@example.org If you do not know how to scan and email, take a picture and send to HHANE's cell phone at 508-918-8852.
The fillable licenses for new licensees are on the mass gaming website: https://massgaming.com/licensing/horse-racing-licenses/. Instructions also have been updated to read for both new and renewal licenses, they can be mailed or faxed. They’ll still need to get the payment to mass gaming.
Also, they are going paperless for the Furosemide (Lasix) program request form. Now, trainers can email the horses they want on Lasix to that same email address: email@example.com. This should help the trainers because they will have an email record of who they’ve added or taken off. If the trainer’s email address does not include their name, please include your name in the email, so it’s clear who it’s coming from, that would help greatly.
TRAINERS- YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO SUBMIT A PAPER LASIX REQUEST FORM TO PUT ON OR TAKE A HORSE OFF OF LASIX! To promote Social Distancing, you may now email the name of the horses(s) that you are requesting to be placed on or removed from the furosemide (LASIX) program. firstname.lastname@example.org Send the name of the horse(s) along with your name and include an email address for verification. If you do not have an email address, include your phone number. Any Questions, please call Dr. Alex Lightbown at 1-617-979-8436 for assistance.
Horsemen Reminder: Please check your horses paperwork, as no horses will be allowed on the grounds of Plainridge without a current negative Coggins and EHV vaccine. We will keep you posted as to any other necessary requirements as they become available to us.
HHANE 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 to horsemen in general, recommend to rules and regulators which are deemed to be in the best interest in harness racing, to cooperate with and make suggestions to all associations conducting harness racing meetings, advising them on problems affecting the interests of horsemen, hear any grievances of any member, and to intercede if the executive board deems such action is appropriate.
Welcome! The Harness Horseman's Association of New England (HHANE) welcomes you to visit our site and visit us personally during racing season. If you are a trainer, driver, or owner who has either raced at Plainridge in the past or is interested in racing here this year you will find information about HHANE membership and benefits as well as information on racing in Massachusetts and at Plainridge. Feel free to explore and contact us if you have questions.