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HHYF alums making their mark on the sport
Monday, December 11, 2017 - from the Harness Horse Youth Foundation

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Sudlersville, MD --- While many Harness Horse Youth Foundation camp alumni have made their marks in the industry over the past 40 years, a whole new generation is now showing up on programs regularly.

Photo courtesy of HHYF
Besim Odza on the Meadowlands set with Bob “Hollywood” Heyden.

Artie Dick, 21, who attend camp at Balmoral Park in Illinois, recently picked up his first Meadowlands driving win with Major Legacy. Besim Odza, who is just 18, earned his first training victory at Freehold with Steady Pulse; Odza attended camp in Goshen, N.Y. And Delaware native Eric Davis, 21, who has been driving on the New England circuit, debuted as trainer and driver last week at the Meadowlands with Arpeggio Hanover.

HHYF is proud of these young men, just a few from the long list of individuals who got their first tastes of harness racing by attending HHYF summer programs.

Is there someone in the business who you are proud of? There’s no better way to honor him/her than by making a contribution to HHYF or perhaps you will include HHYF in your year-end giving?

To make a donation, go to and hit the donate button, or you can send a check or money order to our current address, 217 East Main St., Sudlersville, MD 21668.

Now in its fifth decade of service to harness racing, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people’s lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials.

For more information on opportunities through HHYF, or to support its mission, go to

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