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Kevin Switzer, Jr. honored by Maine State Senate

10:35 AM 15 Jan 2015 NZDT
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(l to r) are Jason Gravel (Executive Director MHHA), Sharon Terry (Owner of Scarborough Downs), Denise Terry (VP Scarborough Downs), Senator Amy Volk (R – Cumberland), Kevin Switzer, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth, Mike Sweeney (track announcer Scarborough) a
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Kevin Switzer, Jr., the leading percentage driver in North America during 2014, was honored through special recognition by the Maine State Senate on Tuesday (1/13).

Legislative Sentiments are significant expressions of the sense of the Legislature. They are a public declaration in honor of a personal achievement signed by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The presentation took place in the Senate Chamber of the Maine State Capitol Building in Augusta on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Senator Volk was recognized by the President of the Senate at which time she spokeof the accomplishments of Kevin Switzer, Jr during his 2014 harness racing season. Mr. Switzer then receive the commendation of the full Senate.

2014 was an outstanding year for Kevin Switzer, Jr. as he earned bragging rights as the top harness driver in Maine, scoring 377 wins, 68 more than his closest competitor.

More impressively though, his .410 UDRS, a sort of batting average for harness drivers, ranked Kevin as the top percentage driver in all of North America in 2014 while the horses he drove earned more than $1.1 million in purses.

by Mike Sweeney for Scarborough Downs

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