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Harness Racing Awards Celebration to Be Held at Racetrack Near Philadelphia

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A "Celebration of Pennsylvania Harness Racing" is slated for Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack near Philadelphia.

The event kicks off with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The evening concludes with music and dancing.

Tickets for this first-ever event are $25 and reservations are due by Jan. 18.

"Pennsylvania's harness racing industry is a key contributor to our state's economy," said Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff. "This celebration pays homage to the people and horses that make the industry the success it is in the commonwealth and across the nation."

Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll will receive a "Friend of Pennsylvania Harness Racing" award for her commitment to the industry. Other honorees include horsemen, caretakers and racers on the county fair circuit, in addition to famous horses like Pennsylvania Horse of the Year "May June Character" and Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Horse of the Year "Lear Jetta."

World-renowned harness racing announcer Roger Huston will serve as master of ceremonies for the event. Known as the "The Voice" for his colorful commentary, Huston is based at The Meadows racetrack near Pittsburgh and has announced more than 150,000 races across the country.


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