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Dr. Hogan Service To Youth Recipient

Published: January 31, 2017 11:10 am ET

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The Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF) has awarded its most prestigious honour, the 2016 Service to Youth Award, to Dr. Patricia Hogan.

The Service To Youth Award is given to individuals or organizations that 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. Dr. 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.

Dr. Hogan has been honoured 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.

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

HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor added that, “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 honoured. 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. A complete list of Service To Youth award recipients is posted here.

HHYF welcomes nominations from the harness racing industry for consideration.


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