I was so choked up telling my wife that she thought something bad had happened. Win some, lose some. We will always be great friends and I wish the best to Dave and Cathy. That’s when the race is usually won. He finished in the money five times, winning twice, second once and third twice.

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Win some, lose some.

He’s never stopped to count the accidents or injuries, but noted, “I hit the dirt this past fall in DuQuoin. That final night, he climbed aboard the bike and guided horses around the track in seven races.

Hall of Fame driver Dave Magee to retire – Harness Racing Newsroom – USTA – USTROTTING

Mike Hallwho has been at this for 20 years, will work with me. In the other two races, he was fourth and ninth. He finished in the money five times, winning twice, second once and third mmagee. He won a whopping races inwhich led all drivers in North America.

On the local scene Dave has been dominant throughout his career, winning driving titles at every Illinois davw. He led the nation in wins in withand took the World Driving Championship inracing against the world’s best drivers from Canada, Australia, France, Sweden, Italy and Germany.

Hall of Fame harness racer Dave Magee retires

He is also the leader in Super Night victories among drivers. Trotting Association and they’ll be mentoring me. My family has been more concerned. He’s retiring to become a racing steward in Indiana.

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Hall of Fame harness racer Dave Magee retires – Aurora Beacon-News

Ask anyone who regularly follows and bets on the action at Chicagoland area tracks, where Magee’s accomplishments are legendary.

A race he said he was fortunate to win with year-old gelding Senator Haven after being “parked” in an outside position all the way around the track, a position he does not recommend. Dave will start as an associate racing judge late this month when the meet begins at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, Indiana, just outside of Indianapolis.

Magee is a Hall of Famer and has been one of the classiest individuals the sport of harness racing has ever known. He was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in So when he was contacted by the Indiana Racing Commission, Magee started thinking about the career change.

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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form without the expressed, written consent of the U. Since then, Magee has logged thousands harnexs miles going in circles — whoops, make that ovals.

That’s just what Magre of Fame driver Dave Magee did the last Saturday in February at Balmoral Park as he put the finishing touches on a stellar year harness racing career. Please review our privacy policy Maintained online by webmaster ustrotting.

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She works at Aurora Christian High School where their youngest daughter is a sophomore. The wins came with Bell Valley Bill in the sixth race and Heavenly Knox in the eighth, giving him 11, career victories.

They see me hobbling around in the morning before I get loose. Dave Magee retires with 11, career wins.

The Illinois laws prevented us from hiring him two years ago so Indiana gains him. I was so choked up telling my wife that she thought something bad had happened. Mxgee wanted to make sure his wife, Cathy, was on board with it. United States Trotting Association S. The Big Rock resident won more than his share. We will always be great friends and I wish the best to Dave and Cathy. His 12 Maywood Park driving titles and 11 Sportsman’s Park titles are both records. It was a great experience and very humbling to be involved with it.

Crete, IL Chicago’s leading harness driver for the past plus years, Dave Magee, is retiring after his drives this Saturday night Feb. He wasn’t seriously hurt and didn’t miss any time, but said “it’s getting harder to get back up.