Make this country default. Lucien Fontaine – legend! He remains an avid follower and staunch supporter of harness racing and recently attended the simulcast center at The Isle Casino to watch a Saturday night live card and the North America Cup from Mohawk. He was a big-time player of the s, 70s and 80s – a supreme reinsman at the top of his game who thrived on the big occasions and surprising never got nervous. After a few years in the Catskills Fontaine moved on to the bigger purses that were offered in metropolitan New York and continued his brilliance in the sulky by copping driving titles at both Yonkers and Roosevelt Raceways in , and

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From then on they traveled the world. We travelled for 18 years. I was so tuned in with the horse and I always had a strong will to win. He was a mean type but a very good racehorse. It was a freakish talent which saw Fontaine win or place in 5, times in 16, career drives. United States Trotting Association S.

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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form without the expressed, written consent of the U. After 39 years of a wonderful marriage Marsha passed away in due to pancreatic cancer. Forrest Skipper then equaled his record again when he won the Driscoll Harnss Final. Lass A Rope schools her elders.


Read More News About Tweet Share Email Print. Lucien Fontaine and Forrest Skipper. Lucien often talks about the wonderful opportunity he had and thanks Forrest Bartlett for his trust in him with his champion homebred.

He also thanks his good friend Woody Truitt for his recommendation to Forrest Bartlett that he should have Lucien train and drive Forrest Skipper. The Stanley Dancer Award, which recognizes achievements of a trainer who has been continuously outstanding in the development of trotters, goes for the second time to Kim Sears of Osteen.

United States Trotting Association S. Make this country default. New career on horizon for Nutmegs Desire. After the season when he was the leading driver at Yonkers and Monticello his driving suit was enshrined in the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.

He was just Lucien Fontaine was no ordinary harness racing driver. The Pointe aux Trembles Montreal native never drove competitively again. Steven Wolf — inducted to Communicators Corner.


The Florida Amateur Driving Club will also present their year-end awards.

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He was also the lufien driver in the New York area in andby which time the Meadowlands had opened. Up at 4am to train them and then sometimes home after midnight from the races. Commission seeks accredited judge.

He also advises friends when they are looking to buy a racehorse. Pompano Beach, FL In one of the finest win-win situations for Florida harness racing inlegendary horseman Lucien Fontaine has joined the local chapter of the United States Harness Writers’ Association as an associate member. Lucien currently makes his permanent residence in Margate, Florida but still travels to Canada and New York during the summer months.

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Luciene Fontaine – driving genius. Read More News About Fontaine retired from active race bike duty in