RUS NY 2014 Kicks Off Fair Series
With a Great Race in Goshen
July 7, 2014, Goshen, NY – The much anticipated RUS New York’s 2014 Fair Series kicked off with a successful race at Goshen Historic Track on their Fair Day of racing. Despite the heat and humidity, there was a great turnout with 6 starters going into the first leg of the series. Every rider received gift bags from sponsors Draper Therapies and Horse Quencher, to show their thanks for supporting this new and exciting sport and race series.
The race went in a time of 2:05.2, won by Karen Isbell on her own Truth In Action. Second went to Admiral Hanover, ridden by Vanessa Karlewicz trained by Janice Connor and third went to Michelle Miller on Kash Now, trained by Michael Miller. The other three finishers included E R Anna with Mary Lu Dolci Conte aboard, Conway Cruiser ridden by Brian Connor, and Lemon Pepper, owned and ridden by Jennifer Lowrey. All horses stayed flat and competitive with a close race to the finish, making for a successful and exciting first leg of the all new RUS New York 2014 Fair Series.
In addition to a purse of $1,000 and rider gift bags, the winner was also presented with a stable sheet from Draper Therapies and a 3.5# bag of Horse Quencher. Similar gifts and prizes will also be presented at the subsequent legs of the Fair Series.
The next race will be held at Afton Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 10th. Points earned by finishers count towards their qualification for the final race to be held at Tompkins County Fair in Trumansburg, New York on August 19th. For full race conditions and current standings, please visit the RUS New York website (http://rus-newyork.com/2014-fair-series/).
RUS New York is thankful to flagship sponsor New York Sire Stakes and to two nationally recognized brands, Draper Therapies and Horse Quencher, in conjunction with series sponsors Crawford Farms and Eric Abbatiello Racing. As more sponsors come on board, purses and prizes may increase, so we encourage everyone to consider becoming a sponsor! All marketing is being handled by Horsefly Group, an international marketing agency. Horsefly Group’s digital director, CJ Millar, is also the marketing director for RUS New York and RUS Nation, and a licensed RUS rider as well as an avid equestrian. All sponsorship inquiries can be directed to her at email@example.com or 973-626-3673.
- Michelle Miller, Racing Coordinator, current RUS licensed rider
- Jennifer Lowrey, RUS Advisor, current RUS licensed rider
- CJ Millar, Marketing Director, current RUS licensed rider (pre-race coordinator with all RUS competitors, and winner’s circle presenter on behalf of sponsors)
Congratulations To All Participants!
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.
Memberships to Historic Track for family ($35), patrons ($100), and corporations ($200) are also encouraged and would be greatly appreciated. Sign up now and be a part of our exciting new year!