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Service to Youth Award


The Service To Youth Award was established in 1979 and is given annually to individuals, farms, or organizations who exemplify outstanding effort in facilitating youth participation in harness racing. Recipients show exceptional assistance (either financially or educationally) to existing HHYF programs or in their own successful efforts.

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Dr. Patricia Hogan Named HHYF Service To Youth Recipient

 

Westfield, IN- The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) has awarded its most prestigious honor, the 2016 Service to Youth Award, to Dr. Patricia Hogan. The Service To Youth Award is given to individuals or organizations who exemplify outstanding effort in facilitating youth participation in harness racing. Recipients show exceptional assistance (either financially or educationally) to existing HHYF programs or in their own successful efforts. Hogan is a well-known and well-respected veterinarian, most notably known for her involvement with Dan Patch Horse of the Year Always B Miki.

Hogan has been honored by numerous organizations over her career. She previously received the 2016 Inaugural Equistar Award from the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, the 2008 Spirit of the Horse Award from Rutgers University, and the 2004 President’s Award from the American Veterinary Medicine Association. Her website lists the equine organizations to which she donates her services including New Vocations and Standardbred Retirement Foundation as well as many other Thoroughbred groups.

“Dr. Hogan’s long term support of HHYF in addition to her benevolence fortifies her selection” according to HHYF President Marlys Pinske. “She exemplifies the best in harness racing and our board is pleased to present her yet another honor for her efforts.”

HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor adds, “Dr. Hogan has a long affiliation with HHYF, having received scholarships from the Foundation during her schooling in the late 1980s. She serves as an exceptional role model for countless young people with aspirations to become veterinarians. She mentors college students, offers clinic tours during the annual Fair Winds Open House and has participated in ‘take your daughter to work’ efforts.”

The late Stan Bergstein won the inaugural Service To Youth Award in 1979 and since then a Who’s Who of harness racing, including Delvin Miller, John Campbell, Doug Brown and Albert Adams have been honored. Organizations including Hanover Shoe Farms Foundation, Brittany Farms and Hoosier Park have also received the award. Callie Davies-Gooch and Chris Wittstruck shared the award last year.

 
 2016  
 Dr. Patricia Hogan
 2015  
  Callie Davies-Gooch, Chris Wittstruck
2014
The Giberson Family
2013 Janet Stevenson Davis
2012 Susan Truehart Garey
2011 Hanover Shoe Farms Foundation
2010 Noel Daley
2009 Martin Scharf
2008 Kentuckiana Farms
2007 Art Strozewski
2006 Steven Wolf
2005 Ellen Harvey, Jim Taylor, Brittany Farms, Odds On Racing
2004 Doc and Dorothy Miller, Jeff and Lori Miller
2003 John Campbell
2002 Leah Cheverie
2001 Craig Lipka
2000 Susan Schroeder
1999 Hoosier Park
1998 Doug Brown
1997 David Dolezal
1996 William Brown
1995 Jack McNiven
1994 Margot Taylor
1993 Howard Schoor
1992 Don Evans
1991 Harness Racing Communications
1990 Albert Adams
1989 Norman Woolworth
1988 Marv Bachrad
1987 Philip Pines
1986 James Lynch
1985 Allen Finkleson
1984 Duane Thomas
1983 Robert Huff
1982 Larry Evans
1981 Robert Mairs
1980 Delvin Miller
1979 Stan Bergstein