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Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Handicapping Challenge Prize Fund Reaches $5,750; Rescues Named
March 8, 2016 – HANA Harness is pleased to announce the
addition of Hoosier Park Racing and Casino as a Gold Sponsor, raising the prize
fund for the 2016 Hambletonian Society Grand Circuit HandicappingChallenge
sponsored by DRF Harness, Green Acquisition Corporation, The
Hambletonian Society, Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment,
Northfield Park, The Raceway at Western Fair District, Red Shores Charlottetown
Driving Park, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs to a record $5,750. With the sponsorship deadline being March 12,
additional sponsorships may yet be named.
With the new year, race fan/handicapper Russ Adams and DRF Harness’ Managing Editor Matt Rose join the roster
of handicappers to make a baker’s dozen with the possibility of one last
handicapper joining the fray.
As is the tradition of this contest, each handicapper
chooses a rescue of their choosing and this year’s cast of handicappers have
made the following selections: Russ Adams, Heart of Phoenix; Michael Carter,
New Vocations; Ray Cotolo, Changing Fates Equine Rescue; Mark Deutsch, Maine
State Society for the Protection of Animals; Ray Garnett, Rockin T Equine
Rescue; Sally Hinckley, Rainhill Sanctuary; Jay Hochstetler, Central Virginia
Horse Rescue; Rusty Nash, Racer Placers; Dennis O’Hara, Sunshine Horse Rescue;
Bryan Owen, Standardbred Retirement Foundation; Matt Rose, Starting Gaits
Standardbred Transition Program; Anne Stepien, Heading For Home; Gordon
Waterstone, Horse Lovers United.
The Grand Circuit Handicapping Challenge begins next weekend,
March 18-19 with the first leg of the Blue Chip Matchmaker and George Morton Levy Memorial Series at Yonkers Raceway. You may follow this year’s contest at http://hanaharnesscontest.blogspot.com.