New England Harness Racing
at Plainridge Park in Plainville, Massachusetts

P.O. Box 1811, Plainville, MA 02762

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

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Maine Regulators Suspend Pharmacy Accused Of Selling Compounded Drugs Wholesale - A recent Paulick Report article explains Pennsylvania-based Rapid Equine Pharmacy LLC's license was suspended by Maine regulators after they say the mail-order pharmacy acted as a wholesaler for compounded drugs and sold large quantities of compounds to a veterinarian who distributed them without prescriptions. Read article.

Ballots in the mail! - Ballots have been mailed to all active members in good standing who joined HHANE by June 30th. Seven members are running for three seats on the Board of Directors. Members are asked to cast their ballots and postmark in the provided envelope by November 12th. Ballots received by November 25th will be opened, counted, and results announced November 26th.

New member benefit - HHANE has a negotiated an agreement with Tufts Cummings Veterinarian Hospital to offer a 15% courtesy discount to all HHANE members in good standing at time of discharge from the hospital. See the Membership benefits page for full details.

RHC recommends increase in percentage - The HRC (Horse Racing Committee)  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.

Racing Programs Available Before Arriving at Plainridge - Racing programs for all live racing days are now available for purchase at a number of locations in the area.

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.

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