Please make sure you are sending your information to the right department.
Horse-related paperwork is to be emailed or hand-delivered prior to entry to:PLR-RacingDocs@pennentertainment.com
Licensing applications are to be faxed to Attn: MGC @ 1-508-643-9624 or mailed to MGC Racing Div c/o Plainridge Park Casino at 301 Washington St, Plainville MA 02762 or hand-delivered to the White Building just outside the paddock. Please Do Not Send the applications to the PLR Racing Doc email as the application contains sensitive personal information and cannot be accepted at this email.
Lasix information is to be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trainer reminder: Even if your horse raced on Lasix last year, a new slip must be on file for the 2024 Racing Season. Please use the email address email@example.com to list any of your horses racing on Lasix at Plainridge for the 2024 season whether they have been on it before or not. If you are taking one off of Lasix, use the same email address to take them off of Lasix.
IMPORTANT UPDATES AND INFORMATION
DO NOT Fax or Text paperwork. Paperwork is to be EMAILED ONLY to:
PLR-RacingDocs@pennentertainment.com Paperwork MUST BE on file prior to entering.
Massachusetts Gaming Commission licensing office hours:
Mass Gaming Licensing Office (white building) is open mon-wed 10am to 4pm until further notice.
After season starts
Noon until end of racing on Mon, Tue, and Thursdays
10am-4pm on Wed and Fridays
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
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.
TRAINERS AND DRIVERS
You can reach the judges between 7-10 am by calling 508-576-4487, which may be transferred to 207-458-4846 if not in the office. Horsemen can call the judges or text changes to 207-458-4846 between 7-10 am only. Please don’t call or text outside those hours or at inappropriate times. Absolutely no calls or texts during live racing. No Exceptions.
2023 SHIP-IN TRAINING/OVERNIGHT STABLING (no 2024 schedule yet)
Beginning with the week of April 10th 2024 and until further notice, Training will be allowed on Tuesdays and Fridays, 7:00 am until Noon. You can train out of the paddock. You must pick up after yourself when done, no wrappers, vet wraps, or manure is to be left in the stall including wash stalls or privileges may be revoked.
Horses will be allowed to stable overnight with permission from either the Presiding Judge or the Paddock Judge.
There will be no billing for Lasix. Payment for Lasix is due at the time of administration in the form of Cash or Check. You can pay for all Lasix horses for the day or week at the same time.
RACING RULES AND REGULATION
Saddle Pads are to be removed once off the main track if it can be done safely. If not, when the pads can be removed safely, they are to be returned to the numbers room as soon as possible. If pads are not returned, trainers may be subjected to a fine.
When you need information, here's who to contact:
Bob McHugh firstname.lastname@example.org 781.929.7254
Health/Welfare, Membership questions
Alice Tisbert email@example.com 508.662.8564
Race Track Comm/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
Harness Horse Youth foundation
In addition to the scholarships offered by the Harness Horse Youth Foundation, there are many more opportunities for students. Here is a compiled list of useful resources for students and those who would like to get more involved in harness racing. Click on one of the links below to learn more about how you can further your education within harness racing!
HHI Scholarship infomation
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.