Single season record holder at Northfield Park. The industry lost a lot when Billy died. Land Grant brought up the rear in the horse field for much of the race, but zoomed past tiring pacers in the lane to win. He won by several lengths. Read More News About My horses had first priority.
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He won by several lengths.
That kind of loyalty is gone now. Read More News About Insko thinks hxrness harness racing made a major mistake when it switched from the half-milers to the larger ovals for racing. Still, he bid on the colt a little, but kept thinking about Breton. Tweet Share Email Print.
InInsko drove the 5-year-old Speedy Rodney to a 1: Derrico, who owned Henry T. He was sound, too, despite having screws in one knee and other problems. Make this country default.
This Ensign Hanover mare is one of the most influential in pacing pedigrees today and Insko recalls driving her in the late s. He still chews the toothpick. After that, he was just perfect and harnes just on idle during the race itself.
My horses had first priority. Commission seeks accredited judge.
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He was sent off at odds. He dropped out harjess the bidding just before the final bid. Back to Home page. I think his best race was the last of his career when he won the American Pacing Classic.
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New career on horizon for Nutmegs Desire. Then we might give them a jug after they raced.
The toothpick clenched in his teeth was his trademark. Only three members — Howard Beissinger, Herve Filion, and Bob Farrington — are alive today who were enshrined before him.
Upset winner in final Open Trot of season. He says that harness racing enjoyed its greatest years when half-mile tracks were in vogue, and that the races were more exciting. Instead Insko sent Savoir right to the front and never looked back. The industry lost a lot when Billy died. Insko also enjoyed driving Henry Fel Adios, grandsire of Abercrombie. Those traits, and his great personality, made Billy Haughton so successful.
Stanley Dancer had raced the pacer earlier in his career, winning the Little Brown Jug in Land Grant brought up the rear in the horse field for much of the race, but zoomed past tiring pacers in the lane to win. Lass A Rope schools her elders. He said that Savoir had terrific speed out of the gate and some of his horsemen friends cautioned him not to leave too fast with Savoir in the added-distance international events. In ineko, Insko was inducted into the Living Hall of Fame.
Insko remembers that one time a fan accosted Haughton in a restaurant after a race at Yonkers and accused him of fixing the outcome. That was quite a feat. Single season record holder at Northfield Park.