DAN PATCH RACEHORSE CHAMPIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE MEADOWLANDS TOMORROW BEFORE RACES
Friday, December 29, 2023
A reminder that the winners of the twelve Dan Patch divisional championships, in polling conducted by the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) in conjunction with American Harness Racing Secretaries (AHRS), will be broadcast live from The Meadowlands tomorrow evening (Saturday), beginning at approximately 5:20 p.m during the “pre-game” show before the races.
The show, to be hosted by Dave Little and Jessica Otten of The Meadowlands publicity crew, will feature the best and brightest performers for their respective ages, sexes, and gaits in 2023, along with plenty of racing highlights and analysis of the credentials that brought them their honors.
The broadcast can be viewed on the Meadowlands RTN feed, their YouTube channel (link) and their Facebook page (link).
Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year, and the coveted Horse of the Year titles will be announced live at the Dan Patch Awards Banquet, presented by Caesars Entertainment, to be held at the Rosen Centre in Orlando during the evening of February 25.
Room reservations at Rosen Centre for the star-studded Dan Patch Awards weekend can be made at the USHWA website at usharnesswriters.com.
Sponsorship opportunities for the event can be procured from sponsorship chairman Shawn Wiles at email@example.com.
Advertisements in the souvenir journal can be arranged with journal chairman Kim Rinker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for the banquet can be procured from ticket chairman Judy Davis-Wilson at email@example.com or Liz Cheesman at Elizabeth.Cheesman@winbakfarm.com.
The Dan Patch Awards for humans and breeding have been announced throughout this past week:
PROXIMITY AWARD – (tie) Brittany Farms and Jason Settlemoir
OWNER OF THE YEAR – Diamond Creek Racing
TRAINER OF THE YEAR – Åke Svanstedt
DRIVER OF THE YEAR – Scott Zeron
RISING STAR – Jay Hochstetler
BREAKTHROUGH – Jessica Hallett
GOOD “GUY” – Linda Toscano
UNSUNG HERO – Jessica Hallett
BREEDER OF THE YEAR – Diamond Creek Farm
PACING SIRE OF THE YEAR – Sweet Lou
TROTTING SIRE OF THE YEAR – Tactical Landing
PACING BROODMARE OF THE YEAR – Lucy’s Pearl
TROTTING BROODMARE OF THE YEAR – Margarita Mamma