Steve Jones Elected President of
the Historic Track Board of Directors
At a recent meeting of the Historic Track Board of Directors Steve Jones was elected president of the Board.
“I have been on the Board since 1983 and it’s a honor to be associated with the oldest harness track in the United States” he said. “And with the help of the Board we’ll try to keep Goshen’s tradition going for decades to come.”
“Of course everyone knows Goshen is called the ‘Cradle of the Trotter’ because that’s where harness racing began back in the mid-19th Century. And besides, for nearly a century there were two racetracks in Goshen and for over 25 years, from 1930 through 1956, the sports greatest event, the Hambletonian, was raced over the mile track which was known as Good Time Park.”
Jones notes that for decades Historic Track has been an excellent training facility and he vows to maintain it. Read More...
“Bernie White worked tirelessly as President of Historic Track for many years and I will continue to seek his guidance on decisions regarding GHT in the future.”
In the summer of 2013 Jones was elected to the Board of Trustees at Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, and on Hambletonian Day 2013, Steve was elected to the Hambletonian Society.
Jones is also the proprietor of Cameo Hills Farm a boarding and breeding facility in Montgomery N Y. Over the years Cameo Hills Farm has bred and raised champions, including the 2008 Hambletonian winner Deweycheatumnhowe.
“This year, for the first time ever, we’ll have a stallion, So Surreal, the first son of Somebeachsomewhere to stand stud. And with a freshman mark of 1:49.4 he’s the fastest 2 year old to ever stand in New York,” Jones added.
Also at that directors meeting all Board positions were determined with George Casale, elected vice president; Frank “the Hands” Baldassare, treasurer; Judy Green secretary; and Kerry English, Chairman of the Board.
“And as always, we all look forward to our matinee races in the spring as well as our annual Grand Circuit meeting in July,” Jones added.
Historic Track Moves its Track Office to the Arden Clubhouse
For decades the Track Office at Goshen Historic Track has been underneath the longstanding grandstand and recently work has been completed to move the main office to the Arden Clubhouse which has been totally restored.
“The new move has been absolutely wonderful and greatly appreciated,“ noted Linda Myers, the longtime secretary to the Board. “It’s such an improvement and so nice to have this building restored and utilized after all these years.“
The new track office, which is located near the facility’s front gate, still has the same phone number (845.294.5333) and the same fax number (845.294.3998).
According to members of the Board, it has been a costly move for the not-for-profit corporation but extremely necessary since the area beneath the grandstand, which previously housed the offices, has seen its best days.
Since the needed move at the National Historic Landmark was expensive. donations will be graciously accepted to help defray costs. Should anyone want to make a donation, please address all correspondence to Goshen Historic Track, 44 Park Place, Goshen, NY 10924.
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