Caretaker of the Year is a great way to honor the local grooms on the Indiana racing circuit. Art Zubrod and Leah Cheverie in conjunction with the United States Harness Writers Association is once again offering a special award for grooms in the Standardbred industry with the Fair Island Farm Caretaker of the Year. The annual honor is bestowed upon grooms who have dedicated their life to caring for Standardbreds.
The Fair Island Farm Caretaker of the Year recipient will receive a cash prize of $1,000 plus travel expenses to the USHWA Dan Patch Awards banquet in Orlando, Fla. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. The recipient will be recognized during the ceremony with a trophy and certificate, a two-night stay at Rosen Shingle Creek and two complimentary dinner tickets.
The award is available to all grooms in North America. There are hundreds of deserving ones in the state of Indiana and the award is a great way to honor them for their work. To nominate a groom, submit a letter or email with a 200-word minimum to outline the qualities of the caretaker being nominated.
This year, Harrah’s Hoosier Park teamed up with the Indiana Standardbred Association to provide Groom of the Week. The national Caretaker of the Year would be a great way to extend the appreciation one step further for these individuals who work so hard behind the scenes.
All nomination letters and emails must be received and/or postmarked by Thursday, Dec. 23. The correspondence should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Tim Bojarski, 7523 Maple Road, Akron, NY 14001.