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                                                     2013

The following awards are nominated by, voted on, and presented by the membership of the United States Harness Writers Association at their annual meetings and banquet.

Click here to see a complete listing of previous winners from each category.


(Winners receive the Stanley F. Bergstein-Proximity Trophy)

The Dan Patch Achievement Award is one of USHWA's highest honors. This award is presented annually to those who have made outstanding contributions to harness racing.


                                             Joe Thomson



(Winners receive the Norman Woolworth Trophy)

This award is given annually to an outstanding owner in the sport of harness racing.


                         Burke Racing and Weaver Bruscemi



(Winners receive the Glen Garnsey Trophy)

This award is given annually to an outstanding trainer in the sport of harness racing.


                                                    Ron Burke



This award is given annually to an outstanding driver in the sport of harness racing.

 

                                                Tim Tetrick     



This award is given annually to a young harness horse trainer and/or driver for exceptional early career accomplishments.


                                          Corey Callahan



(Winners receive the Lew Barasch Trophy)

This award is given annually to a young person (not a trainer and/or driver) in the harness racing industry for exceptional early career accomplishments.


                                              Heather Wilder



(Winners receive the William. R. Haughton Trophy)

This award is given annually to the person who best emulates the late Hall of Famer in creating a positive image for harness racing through words and deeds.


                                          George Ducharme



(Winners receive the LeeAnn Pooler Trophy)

This award is given annually to a member of the harness racing community who may otherwise go unrecognized for his or her exemplary work.


                                   Sam Landy and Open Space



This award is given annually to a member of the organization who goes above and beyond the call of membership.


                                         Judy Davis-Wilson



The President may, at his or her discretion, authorize special awards where such recognition is in the best interest of the sport of harness racing and of this Association.


                                        Mary Lou Dondarski



(Winners receive the Railbird Recognition Trophy)

This is an award chosen by the fans of harness racing who cast their votes on the USTA website during the month of December. 


                        Jeff Gural - Horseperson of the Year


                Bee A Magician's 17 for 17 undefeated season



This award is given annually to an individual who engages the youth of today in the sport of harness racing.


                                     Janet Stevenson Davis



(Winners receive the January Davies Trophy)

This award is given annually to an individual that is involved in harness racing who has made a significant impact on the lives of others, either within or outside of the industry. 


                                        Donna Marshall



This award honors the memory of a long-time harness industry journalist John Hervey.


                                              Dave Briggs


                                              M. Kelly Young


                                              Jamie Martin



This award honors the memory of long-time harness industry photographer George Smallsreed.


                                                David Witten


                                                Michael Lisa



This award is presented to non-USHWA members who have dedicated themselves to helping the coverage of harness racing. Each must receive 75-percent approval in a vote of the Board of Directors. This award is not presented annually.



This award is given annually to an outstanding amateur driver in the sport of harness racing.


                                            Steve Oldford




                              Mike Parisi - White Birch Farm




                              Trotting Broodmare-Beehive


                        Pacing Broodmare-Worldly Treasure



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