New England Harness Racing
at Plainridge Park in Plainville, Massachusetts

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P.O. Box 1811, Plainville, MA 02762

Executive Secretary: Lin Sherman (508.824.1074; hhanesec@hhane.com)

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RHC recommends increase in percentage - The HRC (Horse Racing Committee) has voted to recommend the MGC (Mass Gaming Commission) increase the distribution percentage allocated to the Standardbreds from the RHDF (Race Horse Development Fund) from 60 to 65 percent. The HRC agreed to meet again in the first quarter of 2020 when the distribution percentage will be revisited again.

MSPCA has launched an EEE Vaccination Assistance Program - an emergency vaccination clinic to assist owners in the Greater Merrimack Valley Region who cannot afford to administer the vaccine has been launched. The program is currently limited to the Merrimack Valley but the MSPCA will look to expand its services to horse owners outside the valley based on need and available resources. Overview information is available at https://www.wcvb.com/article/mspca-launches-eee-vaccination-program-for-horses/28870917. The MSPCA equine assistance program site page and assistance application may be found at https://www.mspca.org/programs-resources/pet-care-assistance/equine-assistance-program/

 EEE and WEST NILE VIRUS  have been found throughout Massachusetts. Full information and links to keep you updated are available on the Racing Info page.

Nominations Closed - The deadline for filing paperwork to seek one of the three seats on the Board has closed. Ballots will be prepared after September 30th, the deadline by which all mailed paperwork must be received at the HHANE post office box.

Racing Programs Available Before Arriving at Plainridge - Racing programs for all live racing days are now available at a number of locations, with more to come.  

Sulky Inspections - The Sulky Accident Insurance Program runs throughout the racing season. Contact Lin to schedule an appointment to insure your sulky. Members with registered sulkies may increase their coverage to the maximum value determined by HHANE at any time during the season - see Lin for details.

Welcome! The Harness Horseman's Association of New England (HHANE) welcomes you to visit our site and visit us personally during racing season. If you are a trainer,
driver, or owner who has either raced at Plainridge in the past or is interested in racing here this year you will find information about HHANE membership and benefits as well
as information on racing in Massachusetts and at Plainridge. Feel free to explore and contact us if you have questions.