The mission of HHANE shall be to promote the welfare and development of harness racing on behalf of the owners, trainers, drivers, breeders and others affiliated with harness racing in New England. HHANE shall encourage and promote legislation favorable to horsemen in general, recommend to rules and regulations which are deemed to be in the best interest of harness racing, to cooperate with and make suggestions to all associations conducting harness racing meetings, advising them on problems affecting the interests of horsemen, hear any grievances of any member, and to intercede if the Executive Board deems such action is appropriate.
HHANE 2023 OFFICERS
& COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
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Bob may technically be retired but don’t tell that to the horses he’s owned and helped train since his first purchase in the mid-70’s! His former life as a federal bank examiner comes in handy in his role as President.
VICE PRESIDENT; CHAIR OF BOTH BIKE AND RACETRACK SURFACE COMMITTEE
A founding member, Jim has served as both an officer and member of the board for over 15 years, a record no one has surpassed. As a driver, trainer, and owner of Hardy Stables, Jim’s expertise has been invaluable to the board. Jim reached his 3000th victory in October 2016 and plans to have many more.
An owner and trainer, as well as owner of National Equine Associates and co-owner of Tisbert Stable… With over 30 years in the industry, Alice’s knowledge is a valuable asset to the Board not only as a board member but in her roles as Treasurer and chair of the Health & Welfare Committee. Alice has raced throughout the United States.
FRANK M. ANTONACCI
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS LIAISON & TRACK LIASON (Condition Sheet)
Far from retired, Bob enjoys his role as a horse owner. His past experience as both an educator and a politician plus his over ten years as a HHANE member serve him well in his many roles on the HHANE board.
CHAIR TRACK LIASON, HEALTH & WELFARE, POLICY COMMITTEE MEMEBER
Retired? The horses don’t know that! A former educator as well as a long-time owner and trainer, Joe’s been in the industry for over 50 years and has raced up and down the East Coast. A dedicated Board member, Joe uses his knowledge, and at times his teaching skills, on the board.
BIKE, TRACK LIASON (Condition Sheet), BIKE COMMITTEE MEMBER