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Vinny Aurigemma passed at age 72

07:24 AM 10 Aug 2020 NZST
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Vincent Aurigemma, harness racing
Vincent Aurigemma
Former harness racing trainer Vincent Aurigemma, 72, of Silver Springs, MD, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020 after a long battle with diabetes.

Vinny was born August 13, 1947 in Brooklyn NY, He graduated from New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn, and attended Queens College for three years majoring in political science and history.

He started his harness racing career at Roosevelt Raceway in 1968 under trainer/driver Joe Firetti, and then had tenures with Jimmy Cruise and Joe Faraldo before branching out on his own. In 1975, he successfully campaigned a one-horse stable of Less Tired which would lead him to developing one of the leading stables in the country.
During the 1980's, Vinny won multiple training titles at both Roosevelt and Yonkers Raceways. He campaigned world champions Skip By Night and Time O Nic along with Doc's Fella, Division Street, Brisk Air, Sudden Urge, and many others great horses during his career.
Arrangements will be announced as they become available.
By Freddie Hudson
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