Gearing Up for the Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Memorial Trot
As the Goshen Historic Track in New York state is the oldest pacing and trotting racing track that is still in operation, it is only fitting that it continues to celebrate the Fourth of July as it has since 1838. The Fourth of July weekend takes place from the 2nd of July to the 6th of July 2008, and organizers have ensured that spectators will enjoy thrilling racing action and be surprised by the special events and entertainment. But of all the horse racing events that take place over this weekend, it is the Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Memorial Trot that draws the fans to the Goshen Historic Track.
The Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Memorial Trot will be the tenth annual running of this exciting horse racing event. All the drivers taking part in this race have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The race will be held on the 6th of July 2008 and six Hall of Fame Drivers have already been confirmed in the eight contender race, namely Bob McIntosh, John Campbell, Berndt Lindstedt, Jim Doherty, Ron Pierce and Mike Lachance. The public will also be able to interact with the drivers after the race, where the drivers will be chatting and signing autographs for horse racing fans.
Later in the day, spectators are invited to join the racing community on the lawn in front of the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame for the induction of the 2008 nominees. In the Immortals Section, Rosemary, Silk Stockings and David Werblin will join the honorary roll, and in the Living Horse Hall of Fame, Camluck, Malabar Man and Amour Angus will be inducted. Chuck Loon (Track Designer), Alan Prince, Lou Guida (Owner) and Murray Janoff will also be inducted for their contributions to harness racing.
On both the fifth and the sixth of July, the Goshen Historic Track will offer spectators a host of other activities before and after racing events, such as hay rides, food stalls, a craft show, book signings and sales, music, entertainment and road races. The celebrations will set the whole weekend on fire and spectators are guaranteed not to have a single dull moment. From celebrity drivers and horse racing events, to celebrity writers and an abundance of activities, the Fourth of July weekend is a festive event that should not be missed. And the chance to see a field filled with favorite Hall of Fame drivers in action does not come around very often, making the Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Memorial Trot an exciting horse racing event.