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Board Meeting June 2, 2020

The meeting was called to order by president, Scott Woogen at 6:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL: Those present by phone were: Scott Woogen, Greg Trotto, Betsy Brown, Anne McDonald, Wilma Foley, Charles Robbins, Stacey McLenaghan, Randy Jackson, Dee Lineweaver, Jeb Hannum, Darrell Wood and Debbie Warnick. A quorum was declared.

MEETING MINUTES: The minutes from the previous meeting, February 17, 2020, were approved as written.

TREASURER’S REPORT: The treasurer’s report for May 2020 was reviewed and approved as written.


Item 1. Race Meet Purses

Debbie reviewed the funding of our race meet purses as it stands now. At this time, it looks like there will be a shortage of $373,000 to fund the race meet based on the expenses from last year. There was much discussion about how to cover the difference. Some of the possibilities discussed are:

Possibly not have betting available at the meet. The costs associated to operate the betting could be used for purses. Based upon the current restrictions on gatherings, there is the possibility that we would not be allowed to have the crowds in attendance that we usually have. However, by not having betting, the VRC would not be involved in the meet. We would have to make arrangements to conduct testing, hire judges, etc. These costs would have to be covered by the VEA.

Lower the number of races per day. Lower the purse amounts. Cancel the added Sunday day of racing for a total of ten days.

Request financial assistance with the purses from the VEA.

It was agreed that we will do some cost analysis of the different options and discuss again at the next meeting in two weeks.

As there was no further business to be discussed, Scott Woogen adjourned the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Debbie Warnick

Executive Director

Contact VHHA:

c/o Debbie Warnick
P.O. Box 1603
Saluda Virginia 23149

Phone: 443-463-0917

E-mail Address: info@vhha.net

Fax: 804-655-6161

VHHA Payment Schedule

Membership Due

January 2020 $30.00

Stallion Registration Due

January 1, 2020 $100.00

Nominations Due

March 15, 2020 for 2&3 Year olds


Sustaining Payments due

May 15, 2020 for 2&3 Year olds


Yearlings of 2019 due

May 15, 2020 $25.00


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Virginia Harness Horse Association was established to Sustain, Promote, and Grow both the Breeding 
and Racing opportunities for Standaredbred Horses in the Commonwealth of Virginia