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Wisher - DE Valley USHWA Caretaker of the Year

03:00 AM 06 Jan 2021 NZDT
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David Wisher is the recipient of the inaugural Delaware Valley USHWA Caretaker of the Year Award

HARRINGTON, Del. - David Wisher, of Smyrna, Del., was named the Delaware Valley Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association's harness racing 'Caretaker of the Year' for 2020.

Wisher is the inaugural recipient for the award. He has worked with Standardbreds since 1970, including a current longstanding career working for trainer Joe MacDonald since 1987. Wisher was nominated by Joe and his wife Linda MacDonald, who acknowledged his attention to detail and skillset in multiple facets of the trade, including breaking yearlings, jogging/training and personal attention to each horse.

Wisher will receive a $200 award, courtesy of the Delaware Valley Chapter of USHWA.

"We are delighted to be able to recognize someone like David Wisher for this award," said Delaware Valley Chapter President Matt Sparacino. "Caretakers are a vital part of racing and can be some of the most dedicated workers in the industry."

The award was conceptualized by Delaware Valley USHWA members Mark Short and Judy Wilson and unanimously adopted by the chapter. All other award nominees will receive swag bags.

Matt Sparacino

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