As most of us are aware, a tornado ripped through Kentucky last week and did extensive damage. One of our own, Donna Holt, had her home and barn suffer extensive damage. A few horses have also been badly injured. If anyone would like to make a contribution to Donna, you can do so through the Horsemen’s bookkeeper at Hawthorne. An account has been created specifically for her. You could also donate online through a “Go Fund Me” that has been set up for her.
Long-time harness racing fan Leona Steven has passed away. Click here for more. https://www.news-gazette.com/obituaries/leona-steven/article_45eaca24-5304-11ec-bc38-03df629ac5bf.html
The Illinois Racing Board will be open at Hawthorne for licensing on Tuesday, December 7, 14, 21 and 28th., then on Wednesday, the 29th and Thursday, the 30th. They will be open the following week, Tuesday, Jan. 4th, Wednesday, Jan. 5th and Thursday, Jan. 6th from 9a to 3p. Friday, January 7th is opening night and they will go back to their traditional nighttime hours.
Carl Becker has passed away. Click here for more. http://ustrottingnews.com/arrangements-announced-for-carl-becker/
Dorris Simpson has passed away. Click here for more. http://ustrottingnews.com/dorris-d-simpson-89-dies/
Long time harness owner Jim Jesk has passed away. Click here for more. http://ustrottingnews.com/james-jesk-jr-89-dies/