Harness Horse of Year: Always B Miki, fastest pacer ever
Always B Miki, the fastest pacer of all time, is harness racing’s Horse of the Year.
The 5-year-old easily outpolled 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit 102-32 for the sport’s highest honor in the voting by members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association.
Trained by Hall of Famer Jimmy Takter, Always B Miki was also voted Pacer of the Year.
Triple Crown winner Marion Marauder got Trotter of the Year honors in the closest vote in that category.
Driven by David Miller, Always B Miki won 12 of 18 races this year, finishing worse than second only once. The defining moment of the campaign was the victory over Wiggle It Jiggleit in the Breeders Crown at the Meadowlands.
The winners will be honored Feb. 26 in Las Vegas.