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Maurie Danko Passes

Published: November 2, 2017 11:48 am ET

Last Comment: November 6, 2017 12:39 pm ET | 11 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Trot Insider has learned that former Standardbred owner/trainer/driver Maurie Danko of Whitby, Ont. passed away during the early-morning hours of Thursday, November 2 at the age of 55.

Danko passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife, Julie; sons, Jonas and Jackson; sisters, Sue and Lori; and niece, Katie.

Trot Insider will update this notice with additional information when it becomes available.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the family and friends of Maurie Danko.

November 6, 2017 - 12:39 pmWow, super nice guy. Only the

Tim Bates SAID...

Wow, super nice guy. Only the good die young. Sorry to hear for his family.

November 5, 2017 - 9:38 pmMy condolences go out to his

My condolences go out to his family at this difficult time. Sue is an old friend of mine. So very sorry to hear this news.

November 3, 2017 - 6:07 pmOur condolences to Maurie's

Our condolences to Maurie's family. We didn't live far from the Dankos and saw Maurie quite often.

November 3, 2017 - 8:51 amRest in peace my friend, I

Rest in peace my friend, I will miss you.
My sincere condolences to Julie, Jonas, Jackson, Lori, Sue and Katie

November 2, 2017 - 10:40 pmCondolences to Maurie's

Condolences to Maurie's family.

His work with his website was in the best interests for harness racing and even when it was shut down he continued to pursue the sport he had a passion for. Its been a few years since I last seen him, but our interactions will not be forgotten.


November 2, 2017 - 8:57 pmI never met Maurie but I

Rick Karper SAID...

I never met Maurie but I certainly appreciate his work with race lines. He was the inspiration for TrackIt. My condolences to his family.

November 2, 2017 - 4:29 pmAnother good friend has left

Another good friend has left us at much too young an age. Maurie and I corresponded on bulletin board services for quite some time before we met in person while racing at the fairs and then he always had time to chat. A super guy and will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to all the Danko family

November 2, 2017 - 3:45 pmA shock for sure. Our

Ted Decker SAID...

A shock for sure. Our condolences to Julie and kids. Also to Lori and Sue. Another taken by a miserable disease too young. R.I.P
Ted & June Decker

November 2, 2017 - 3:04 pmMy sincerest condolences to

My sincerest condolences to the family. Chum of a man. RIP Maurie.

November 2, 2017 - 1:46 pmMy sincerest condolences to

Dean Nixon SAID...

My sincerest condolences to the Danko family. Maurie was a pioneer in the sport and made a great contribution to harness racing with his website which paved the way for programs like Pathway and Track-it. He was always happy to see me and always took the time to visit when we met at the track. He will be missed.

November 2, 2017 - 12:56 pmWow what a shock! My

Wow what a shock!
My condolences to Sue and Maurie’s family. I knew Maurie very well back in the day. We had two common interests’ horses and computers. He was a great guy and someone I am honored to call my friend.

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