Toscano named harness Trainer of Year
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP)
Linda Toscano has been voted harness racing's Trainer of the Year, becoming the first woman to win the award.
Toscano's stable earned a career-high $6.71 million in purses in 2012 and included three division champions. Chapter Seven was Horse of the Year, trotter of the year and best older trotter; Market Share was voted top 3-year-old male trotter; and Heston Blue Chip was best 3-year-old male pacer.
''You work a lifetime and all of a sudden everything happens,'' the 57-year-old Toscano said.
The award is voted on by members of the US Harness Writers Association.