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McWicked is harness racing’s Horse of the Year

February 25, 2019 GMT

McWicked is harness racing’s Horse of the Year, and the oldest pacer to capture the sport’s highest honor.

The 7-year-old won 12 of 19 races in 2018 to earn $1.57 million for SSG Stables. Casie Coleman is the trainer and Brian Sears was the primary driver.

McWicked easily outpoled the pacing mare Shartin N 86-27 in the voting by members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association.

The previous oldest pacer to take the trophy was Good Time who was 6 in 1952.

McWicked also took home Pacer of the Year honors Sunday night at the annual Dan Patch Awards banquet. Atlanta, the 3-year-old filly who beat the boys in the Hambletonian, was named Trotter of the Year.

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