New England Harness Racing
at Plainridge Park in Plainville, Massachusetts

P.O. Box 1811, Plainville, MA 02762

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2016 Election Results & Board Positions

With just over 63% of the HHANE membership casting ballots in the 2016 election, three new board members and one returning board member were elected at the end of December 2016. Elected to the board were Robert Bogigian, Joseph Therrien, Alice Szpila, and Wallace Watson. The board is diligently working on various items to ensure a successful racing season this year.


2016-17 Officers and committee assignments are:

  Robert McHugh - President and ex-officio member of all committees

  Jim Hardy - Vice President, chair of both the Bike Committee and Race Track Cmte

  Russ Lawson - Clerk, Bike Cmte member

  Alice Szpila - Treasurer, chair Health & Welfare Cmte

  Frank Antonacci - Government Affairs Liaison

  Robert Bogigian - Penn National Co-Liaison, Marketing, Health & Welfare Cmte member

  Joe Flynn - Health & Welfare Cmte member

  Joe Therrien - Penn National Co-Liaison, Bike Cmte member

  Wallace Watson - Race Track Cmte member


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 driver, trainer, or owner who has either raced at Plainridge in the past or interested in racing here this year, welcome! Here you will find information about HHANE membership and benefits as well as information on racing in Massachusetts and at Plainridge.

Mega thanks to our former webmistress, Cath Bouthillier, for her assistance and patience during numerous calls with GoDaddy during the transition of the HHANE site. Cath was our webmistress for many years and could always be depended on to respond to our requests as quickly as possible.