Day At The Track

Happy Birthday to one of our greatest

10:38 AM 28 Oct 2012 NZDT
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  Doug Ackerman
Doug Ackerman

The Standardbred Owners Association of New York takes great pleasure in extending heartfelt birthday wishes to legendary Hall of Fame horseman Doug Ackerman. At the young age of 85, Doug can look back with tremendous pride at a harness racing career dotted with significant achievements, both as a trainer and in the sulky.

Not the least of these triumphs was as the owner/trainer of Chocolatier who retired as the fastest 2-year-old of all time on a mile track (1:54.4).

The son of Credit Winner was overwhelmingly voted the "2-year-old Trotter of the Year", capturing both the Breeders Crown and the World Trotting Derby, with winnings over $1.3 million.

Another significant Ackerman achievement was in the successful tutoring of his son, Doug "D.R." Ackerman, an accomplished and respected horseman in his own right.

To say that they don't make gentlemen like Doug Ackerman anymore would be an understatement.

Here's hoping that Doug will continue to be to the standard by which true horsemen should be measured for years to come.

Doug's achievements:

Dan Patch Award Winners  - TWO-YEAR-OLD COLT TROT (79); Noble Hustle (81); Self Confident (05); Chocolatier

Classic Races:

AMERICAN-NATIONAL (86) Crown Starlet

EACON COURSE TROT (82) Self Confident

OLONIAL TROT (80) Noble Hustle


ISTORIC-HARRIMAN (87) Yankee Yankee (90) Wall Street Banker

NTER. STALLION STAKE (88) Hostile Takeover

ADY SUFFOLK (85) Super Samantha

AT RAY (85) Crowning Point

ARPORT HAP PACE (82) Albaquel.

(Joseph FARALDO, President Standardbred Owners Association of New York)

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