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District 8-A

Joseph A. Faraldo
Biography
Joseph A. Faraldo
Joseph A. Faraldo
Joseph Faraldo is chairman of USTA District 8A and of the Association’s Harness Racing Medication Collaborative. He is a 30-plus-year member of the USTA board and has also been president and chief executive officer of the Standardbred Owners Association of New York since 1980. He started in harness racing in 1966 as an owner. A graduate of St. John’s school of law and a practicing attorney, he has long been an advocate of horsemen’s rights in the courts, and argued the only harness racing case ever heard in the U.S. Supreme Court. Twice honored as SOA “Man of the Year.” He helped the passage of slot legislation in New York which created a renaissance in New York racing. He helped organize and coordinate the first regularly scheduled simulcasting to Europe with the cooperation of Yonkers Raceway and assisted with the return of the Inter-national Trot after a 20-year hiatus. He was the founder and is a director of the North American Amateur Driver’s Association. National Amateur Driver in 1997, he was the U.S. representative to the World Amateur Driver’s Championships in 1998. He is a two-time Billings amateur driving champ. He successfully conducted the World Cup for Amateurs once again in the U.S. in 2008, with the cooperation of track managements at Balmoral, Maywood, Free-hold, Yonkers, Monticello and the Meadowlands. In 1994, he was selected as HHI’s “Man of the Year,” and in 2001 received that organization’s Appreciation Award. He received the 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2011 Excelsior Award, presented by the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association. Was nominated for USHWA’s Proximity Award and received that organization’s 2007 President’s Award. Served as USTA chairman of the board from 2003-2007. Recipient of 2015 USTA President’s Award.

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