Click for Driver Points for 2015
IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR
2015 was a good year for The New England Amateur Harness Drivers Club and with 2016 just around the corner we expect an even better year.
The NEAHDC had twenty two members which included five from our neighbor to the north, Maine.
Nineteen of those members competed in at least one race with many others competing in the majority of the twenty five races held this year.
Included in this years events were a $10,000 amateur driving championship race won by Irving Bluestein as well as a $6,000 race held on the last day of racing.
On December 12th the horsemen’s banquet was held in conjunction with the district nine annual meeting. Three of our members were honored as the top point leaders for the 2015 season.
Jolene Andrews was the top point leader with Dan Tuccillo second and Mario Martellotta third. All were presented beautiful trophies.
In addition to the many awards given that night, three outstanding drawings were held for a new Pennsbury jog cart and two flat screen tv’s. Needless to say a great time was had by all.
TINY DOES IT IN A BIG WAY
TINYS MILLION AND DRIVER IRVING BLUESTEIN MADE IT LOOK EASY WHEN THEY CAPTURED THE NEW ENGLAND AMATEUR DRIVERS
CLUBS FINAL RACE
OF THE SEASON.
WITH A SIX THOUSAND DOLLAR PURSE UP FOR GRABS AND A VERY COMPETITIVE FIELD OF SEVEN THIS RACE WAS SUPPOSE TO BE CLOSE.
IT WASN’T. TINY AND IRVING WERE 6TH AT THE HALF AND BY THE TIME THEY HIT THE THREE QUARTER POLE THEY WERE ON TOP
AND ON THEIR WAY TO A SIX AND THREE QUARTER LENGHT VICTORY WHILE STOPPING THE TELETIMER IN 1:56.1
EQUALING THEIR SEASONAL MARK.
THE VICTORY PUSHED TINYS EARNINGS THIS YEAR TO $22,941 WHILE MOVING HIS LIFETIME EARNINGS TO $417,931.
HATS OFF TO IRVING BLUESTEIN AND TINYS MILLION ON A GREAT YEAR.
News & Notes:
2015 was a great year for the amateur club at Plainridge. The club participated in 25 events and had 21 members on the roster which included 5 from Maine.
For the second time in recent memory Jolene Andrews was the leading driver amassing 136 points while second place went to Dan(the man) Tuccillo with 113 points
and finishing third was Mario Martellotta with 104 points.
The NEAHDC would like to thank the owners and trainers who have supported the club throughout the year
and to the Plainridge Racecourse management team for their support and co-operation as well.
The NEAHDC would like to wish one and all a Happy and Healthy holiday and a New Year full of wins.
Pictures by Lori Dupuis and Cath Bouthillier