Author: MSOA

HTA invites nominations for Harold Snyder Scholarships

David Snyder, President of International Sound Corporation, and Harness Tracks of America, are pleased to announce the renewal of the Harold Snyder Memorial Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. The annual program offers $15,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education to daughters and sons of licensed trainers, drivers, caretakers, management personnel, or young people themselves who are actively engaged in the harness racing industry. Three $5,000 grants are customarily awarded every year. Interested candidates can retrieve brief instructions and an official application form by accessing the HTA website at, or by contacting Scholarship Committee Coordinator Heather McColloch, c/o Northfield Park,...

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Coast Guard names cutter for war hero Richard Snyder

by Evan Pattak Before he was a highly respected trainer/driver on the Pennsylvania/Ohio circuit, before he became the patriarch of one of harness racing’s most successful families, the late Richard Snyder was a World War II hero with the United States Coast Guard. To commemorate his service and valor, the Coast Guard has named a cutter for him and will formally commission the Richard Snyder on April 20 at her homeport, Atlantic Beach, N.C. In 1944, Snyder was part of an attack on Japanese ground forces during an amphibious assault on Biak island. He was awarded a Silver Star...

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