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120 Years of Sire Stakes Racing at The Hemlock Fair

Join us for our 120th year of harness racing at Hemlock Fair in front of our Historic Grandstand!  

The Hemlock “Little World’s” Fair got its start from horse races. In the 1800’s, horsemen from nearby communities gathered to train and race their horses in ‘meets’ at our track. As the meets grew in popularity, agricultural exhibits of machinery, livestock and crops were displayed to entertain the crowds.

NY Sire Stakes is the nation’s oldest harness racing program, created to promote state-bred racing.  Sponsored and formed from NY State harness racing organizations, it was designed to promote the breeding, buying and racing of Standardbred horses in New York State.

Opening Day of the Fair, we follow the tradition started in 1903 and hold the 2 & 3 year old Sire Stakes races.  Post time is 12 Noon on Tuesday – stop in to enjoy the competition and become part of the proud tradition of NY State Sire Stakes racing at Hemlock ‘Little Worlds’ Fair!   

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