Longtime marshall at Bay State Raceway and Rockingham Park, Nancy Packard Batson, passed away peacefully in Dover, Delaware on March 24, 2022. She was 81. A native of Massachusetts, she lived almost her entire life in Foxboro until moving to Delaware in 2012 to marry her dear friend and fellow horseman, Pleasant Batson, Jr., whom she first met at Bay State Raceway in the 1950s. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Roberts & Sons Funeral Home in Foxboro MA at 10:30 a.m. and interment at Melrose Cemetery in Brockton, MA. To read the full obituary or leave an online condolence please visit the funeral home website at: www.robertsandsonsfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the horse rescue and adoption non-profit, Horse Lovers United, Inc., P.O. Box 2744, Salisbury, MD 21802.
Important EHV-1 News
Ship-In Training is allowed on Tuesdays and Fridays 7 am- 1 pm.
Schooling on Fridays at noon, starting on Friday, April 29th . (subject to change with notice). Sign up for schooling in person with the paddock judge by thursday or by calling same 774-245-3378.
Horses planning to stay overnight must first gain approval.
Submit a request to the Presiding Judge 508-576-4487, or Paddock Judge 774-245-3378.
Plainridge Lasix Sign Up and/or Removal: Please use the email firstname.lastname@example.org to list the horses you have on Lasix. You may take one off or add one to this list. Please also notify the Racing Office of Lasix status when you’re entering. Thank you!
*** Reminder*** Per Dr. Alex Lightbown, horses have to be in the paddock TWO (2) Hours before your race post time. Dr. Lightbown wrote; "On Monday, I will personally remind the horsemen in the 1st and 2nd races that there will be others coming into the paddock stalls after they race. This is something they have done at Plainridge for years, so I’m sure they will be able to adjust accordingly. I will also remind those coming in after them".
Please have all Health requirements with you to enter Plainridge. Bring paperwork with you or email to: PLR-RacingDocs@pngaming.com
Horse Ratings Lookup - info.trackmaster.com TrackMaster Horse Ratings Lookup. To search and/or filter the list, simply type what you want to see into the empty box above any particular column and push enter on the
Reminder: Apply for or Renew your membership now to be eligible for the Tufts University Discount. The current Membership list is posted on our website and Tufts will give a 15% courtesy discount to all HHANE members on the list when invoices are paid at the time of discharge from the hospital. The discount would apply to HHANE members' standardbred horses participating in the racing industry. This would include services for horses actively racing, as well as services for broodmares and foals anticipated to enter the racing industry.
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
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 - 2022
James Tomaso's 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.