Owners, trainers, drivers and grooms, all were welcome. She was a great lady and a very close friend. She had such a charming personality and delightful sense of humor that you felt as if she were you were her best friend after you knew her for a few minutes. Moments like this remind us why we love this sport so much. My late son Peter spent many summers at Meadow Lands Farm. Not only the hype of the race, but also the stands filled with fans cheering and shouting made him want to be part of that harness racing atmosphere.

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She learned very quickly, however, locking herself away and studying the weekly trotting magazines that were delivered to their home. Narness trained a private harness racing stable and ran the breeding operation for tobacco magnate William N.

Nail-biting finishes, emotional wins, and most importantly the moments that we will never forget.

With his biggest supports by his side, the possibilities for Dave Palone are endless. After about an hour or so Delvin went to bed. I would say it is the biggest Adios for me since it was my first time announcing it.

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Dorsoduro Hanover capitalized on a good trip to win the 52nd edition of the Adios. For over a half century she had shared countless victories and honors with him, none more thrilling, according to her, than their triumph with Delmonica Hanover in Paris in in the Prix d’Amerique, European trotting’s most haress event. Mary Lib touched the lives of all who knew her.


Join the Meadows Racetrack for a day of races that will you never forget. Lass A Rope schools her elders. They made a winning combination on any continent. The site was named a National Historic Landmark in and opened to the publicthree years later. Mary Lib was as down-to-earth and frank in her advice as she was joyful in sharing memories of those golden years in harness racing.

Burke entered 26 horses on the race Adios Day card, not a record for him but still a heckuva lot better than average.

Back to Home page. Single season record holder at Northfield Park. He’s never raced like that.

Miller loved to tell stories about the most though was a foal of the Walnut Hall matron, Milleer Blue Hen. Mary will always holds a special place in our hearts and minds.

The ‘First Lady’ of harness racing dies

Purchased as a yearling harnees the name of The Rooster, he failed to live up to expectations and was gelded. There was nothing pretentious about her; I think Mary Lib was happiest at harnss kitchen sink, washing dishes and looking out the window at Adios munching apples in his paddock. Although it was an emotional day for him, he cried happy tears for his great friend Delvin Miller and his great love for harness racing.


Mary Lib and Delvin Miller. Drivers, trainers, horses, and fans from all around venture to Washington, Pennsylvania at the end of July every year to experience the thrill of Adios Day. When Miller established the Adios, he knew it would be an important race over the years. Each year during Mr. It seemed likely that he was only a good felvin away from a signature victory.

Miller; she confessed to never having been to a harness race. Her strength of character, her indomitable spirit and her warmth and loving concern for all who were fortunate to know her and be counted her friend will be missed. A very blessed individual that day. Upset winner in final Open Trot of season. Miller as the vivacious and seemingly inexhaustible hostess, “no matter who or what hour Delvin brought somebody home. Miller is survived by Mr. Kakaley got four wins for him, Yannick Gingras delvim two more and Dave Palone had one.

Carlisle was trained and driven by Bill Haughton, a close friend and colleague of the Millers.