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Last year I thought the amateur club had a fabulous year,and we did. This year we are on course
to top that. We have more races,more drivers,more horses and more money. We've been also very fortunate
to have great co-operation from the Plainridge powers that be.

We will to continue our main mission which is to contribute to charities of all kinds. Recently we have
donated to the fire at Goshen Historic Track as well as the Children's Dyslexia Center of Portlane,Maine.

We've sent donations to some of our horsemen and women who have been injured in accidents and we are not done yet.
By the time this season ends we will have donated to many more worthwhile charities.

This is what we do and do it gladly.

One final thing. We love racing.


To all at Plainridge Park,

     As many of you know, John Beckwith was recently injured in a car accident. John sustained multiple injuries and are considered serious.
The Beckwith family has been a part of harness racing for many years and some of you fellow horsemen have raced against Bert,
Willard and going way back even Melvin. It would wonderful if the harness racing community would send a get well card along with a donation to help John during
this difficult time. In keeping a long standing tradition of “HORSEMEN HELPING HORSEMEN” Joel Wheeler, along with the amateur club, sent checks
of $500 and $250 respectively to assist John in covering some expenses. It’s only a start and certainly more will be needed to help John while he is on the mend.

If you would like to help,either with a card or a donation or both,I’m sure it would be greatly appreciated. It’s just HORSEMEN HELPING HORSEMEN. John”s address is :

                John Beckwith
                142 Minuteman Dr.
                 Millinocket,Maine 04462






Classy Lane Farm fundraiser            $4,012

Living Bread Food Pantry                  $2,000

Owner/Trainer Bonuses                    $1,200

St. Judes Childrens Hospital               $300

Autism Speaks                                      $300

T&G Santa Fund                                   $300

Boston Childrens Hospital                  $200

Harness Horse Youth Foundation       $200

Standardbred Retirement Foundation $200

Capabilities                                             $200

Windbrush Farm (theraputic riding)     $200

Sunshine Horses Inc.                            $200

American Cancer Society                      $200

Edible Arrangements                             $319.98
(Tom Mello,Mr. Salerno,Mrs Longobardi)

Horsemens Tack                                    $ 492
(neahdc & Tom Mello coolers)East

East Coast Embroidery                         $107
(Tom Mello plaque)

Orleans County Fair                             $150

Pinnacle Deals (tv donation)                 $278.15

City Trophies (NEAHDC)                        $141.46

Fouts Memorial (Del.,Ohio)                     $500

365 z Foundations                                    $200
(community program for inner
  city students)

                                                          Total $11,700.59


Miscellaneous Expenditures
Petit Productions(fundraiser)         $750

Donut Cafe & Goretti’s market        $ 281.55

BJ’s paddock food                            $125.04

Judy Therrien (paddock food)          $325

Piezoni’s pizza (paddock)                 $295

BJ’s (paddock cookout )                   $373.87

USTA membership                             $100

Website                                               $83.88

Surabian Advertising                         $118.38

Accountant                                          $100

Office (Staples & stamps)                  $50.83
                                            TOTAL _________                                                








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