John M. Egloff, doctor of veterinary medicine, and Marvin Katz are the newly elected members of The Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame board of trustees.
Dr. John Egloff, better known as Tad, is the founder and owner of Vieux Carre Farms, where many champions have been born and raised, including, Always B Miki, Pine Chip, Somwherovrarainbow, Always A Virgin, Shark Gesture and Million Dollar Cam. He is best known for his statement, "What harness racing needs to do is breed more owners."
A 1966 graduate of Texas A&M Veterinary School, Dr. Egloff is committed to harness racing. He is a director of the Hambletonian Society, a member of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, vice president of the Standardbred Breeders of Pennsylvania, and a legacy member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
Marvin Katz, Toronto real estate mogul and Standardbred horse breeder of the superstars Greenshoe, Ariana G and All The Time, joins Egloff as a trustee. Katz is similarly committed to harness racing, as he is also a Hambletonian director. The Libfeld-Katz Breeding Partnership (Katz and his business partner, Al Libfeld) is the corporate sponsor of the 2019 Breeders Crown.
The partnership strongly believes in giving back and paying it forward, and, to that end, it is spearheading the Breeders Crown Charity Challenge, a program expected to generate more than $100,000 through the auctioning of 2020 breedings to seven prominent stallions at the 2019 Lexington Selected Sale.
With their considerable knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm for the sport of harness racing, Dr. Egloff and Mr. Katz are exceptional additions to the leadership of this institution.
At the July 7, 2019 annual meeting, several officer and trustee changes were initiated with the passing of secretary Dorothy B. Haughton and the resignation of Timothy J. Rooney Jr. Max J. Hempt was elected president and former president Lawrence S. DeVan became the chairman of the executive committee. Mr. Hempt's treasurer position was filled by Seth Rosenfeld. Elbridge T. Gerry Jr., former chairman of the executive committee remains on the committee. Kathy Parker was elected secretary which also places her on the executive committee.
"What harness racing needs to do is breed more owners." -- Dr. John Egloff