Young people get intro to harness racing on July 9 Harness Racing Museum and Goshen Historic Track to offer some training basics
Horses peer out of their stables at the Historic Track (File photo by Robert G. Breese)
GOSHEN — What goes into training a harness horse for success? What is the distance of a harness horse track? Youth ages 11 to 18 are invited to learn about harness racing at an introductory day at the Harness Racing Museum and Goshen Historic Track on Monday, July 9. The museum is next door to the Goshen Historic Track, which is located at 44 Park Place. Starting at 10 a.m., participants will tour the track and museum, drive in a simulator with live racing action, and head to the backstretch of the track to learn about Standardbred horses and their care. No experience is necessary. Participants should bring a bag lunch. Ellen Taylor, executive director of the Youth Harness Horse Foundation, will be the presenter. This program provides a hands-on opportunity for youth to learn about the harness racing industry and equine-related career opportunities. A donation of $5 is requested. Registration is required in advance: visit sullivancce.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 845-292-6180. Special-needs should call the office in advance. This program is sponsored in part by The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund.