Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Goshen Historic Track Welcomes Hall of Fame Drivers July 6
By Ellen Harvey
Goshen Historic Track in New York will feature a power-packed field of drivers in the annual $10,000 Mr. & Mrs. Elbridge T. Gerry Sr. Memorial Trot, July 6. Post time is 1 p.m. for the card.
The race brings together a “Who’s Who” of harness racing talent, with seven members of the Hall of Fame and 2014 inductee David Miller participating in the event.
Expected to drive in the race are John Campbell, Wally Hennessey, Mike Lachance, Miller, Bill O’Donnell, Ron Pierce, Dick Stillings, and Jimmy Takter. Collectively, they have won 20 Little Brown Jugs and 16 Hambletonians, along with nearly 64,000 races and $1.14 billion in purses.
Miller will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday night in a ceremony at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, located adjacent to Historic Track.
The race honors the memory of Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry; their sons Elbridge and Peter will be on hand to present the trophy.
After the race, the drivers will be on hand to meet fans and autograph photos.
Goshen Historic Track is located at 44 Park Place in Goshen; admission is $5 for adults (includes program) and children are free. For more information, go to http://www.goshenhistorictrack.com or call 845-294-6330.