Friday, November 12, 2010

Horseman, Huston Proximity Award Finalists

The Horseman and Fair World, the longtime harness reporting stalwart which has stretched its magazine capabilities to the 21st century with a strong computer presence, and Roger Huston, a member of the Communicators Harness Hall of Fame, voice of the Meadows, the Little Brown Jug, Tioga Downs and one of the sulky sport’s top ambassadors, have been selected as this year’s two finalists for the prestigious Proximity Award by the U.S. Harness Writers Association.

Chapters of USHWA submit nominations for the Proximity, which is considered the second-highest honor in the sport behind the Living Hall of Fame.

USHWA’s Directors narrow these nominations to two, in this case The Horseman and Huston, and over the next couple of weeks those two names will go before the general electorate of the writers as they vote for various human and equine award winners posting a stellar 2010 campaign.

Those selected as champions will be feted at the annual Harness Racing Banquet, frequently known as “The Night of Stars,” which will be held this year at the Marriott North in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., not far from the Isle at Pompano Park racino, on Sunday, February 27, 2011.

The Harness Writers will have their annual meetings during that weekend’s Saturday and Sunday.