Standardbred Racehorse Champion
The year was 2018, and the scene was the Hambletonian – one of harness racing’s biggest events. A race for three-year-old trotters, Standardbred mare Atlanta became the first filly in 22 years (and only the 14th in history) to win and clinch the $1 million purse! In honor of this achievement, she received the Dan Patch Award for Trotter of the Year in 2018.
Atlanta wasn’t done making history yet. At 2021’s Allerage Farms Open Mare Trot at the Red Mile, Atlanta’s incredible 1:49 win with driver Yannick Gingras earned her another title: history’s co-fastest female trotter!
Owned by Michelle and Albert Crawford of Crawford Farms, LLC, Atlanta was originally trained by Rick Zeron and driven by Scott Zeron, with Ron Burke training her from age 4 on. Retired in 2022 as the 4th richest female trotter with $3.5 million in earnings, she’s now raising the next generation of racing superstars.
With a “heart of gold and determination like no other,” as Michelle aptly describes her, Atlanta is truly one of a kind.
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