July 15, 2015- Standardbred racing fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with many harness racing greats this Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and Standardbred Canada’s “I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club” will be hosting a Tribute Night this Saturday evening at Mohawk. Racing fans will have the chance to meet Hall of Fame members, view racing memorabilia and take part in a raffle and silent auction.
The meet and greet will get underway at 6:00 p.m. inside the main doors of Mohawk and fans will have the opportunity to chat and ask questions to Hall of Famers about their racing careers.
Dr. John Findley, Jack Kopas, Dr. Glen Brown, Sarah Scott (representing Rocknroll Hanover), Bill O’Donnell, Bill Galvin, Carl Jamieson, Bob McIntosh and Ron Waples are all scheduled to appear.
Several of the Hall of Famers will be bringing along some of their favourite racing memorabilia to share with fans.
Fans will also have the opportunity to check out the Rocknroll Hanover showcase displays inside the main doors and new framed photographs added to the Armstrong Brothers and Dr. Glen Brown displays.
The evening’s fourth race will be the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Tribute Race and the group of Hall of Fame members will be in the winner’s circle following the race to make the presentation.
A great group of silent auction items will be available for bidding and raffle tickets will be on sale for a framed “Somebeachsomewhere print” by equine artist Linda Shantz. The draw for the print will take place following the evening’s fifth race.
Doors open Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and the meet and greet will get underway at 6:00 p.m. Post time for the 12-race card is 7:25 p.m.