Foiled Again Set To Mingle With Fans

Published: April 8, 2019 01:44 pm EDT

He was last seen wowing the crowd at the Dan Patch Awards Gala in February, and now it has been announced that the great Foiled Again will be mingling with some of his fans in a few days’ time.

Foiled Again, harness racing’s all-time richest horse with $7.6 million in earnings, may be officially retired from racing, but after joining the snowbirds and wintering in Florida, he is on his way back north to be at the Midwest Horse Fair in Madison, Wis., from April 12-14.

As part of the fair’s ‘40 Years of Legends’ celebration, Foiled Again will join other discipline champions who have been honoured with their own Breyer horse model: Chocolate Chip Kisses (a double registered Paint and Pinto gelding) who, like Foiled Again, had his likeness unveiled in 2015; Dusty (a palomino Rocky Mountain Horse who visits children’s hospitals and Ronald McDonald houses) who was honored by Breyer in 2011; and Empress (an Arabian stallion) one of the latest 2018 Breyer models.

“We are absolutely honoured to host Foiled Again at the 2019 Midwest Horse Fair,” said the fair’s executive director, Megan Hanuszczak. “He is a true living equine legend and we simply couldn’t ask for a more fitting celebrity representative to commemorate our 40 Years of Legends celebration.”

Foiled Again will be stabled in Pavilion Two, Row 1000 and is scheduled to appear at the following times:

Friday (April 12)
12:30 p.m. - Grand March in the Coliseum
5:30 p.m. – ‘Standardbred: What is a Harness Horse?’ in the Nutrena Arena

Saturday (April 13)
12:30 p.m. - Grand March in the Coliseum
5 p.m. - ‘Re-Training Your Ex-Racehorse’ in the Nutrena Arena
7:30 p.m. - Legendary Night evening show in the Coliseum

Foiled Again, pictured victorious in the 2012 Molson Pace

Foiled Again has been owned by Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi (the partnership of Mark Weaver and Mike Bruscemi) and the Koury family’s JJK Stables since 2008. He was trained by the Burke family patriarch, Mickey, before he retired and son Ron took over the training duties.

As he neared the end of his racing career, all harness horses must retire by the age of 15, Foiled Again embarked on a farewell tour across North America in 2018, drawing crowds at every racetrack he attended. He is the sport’s all-time richest horse and ranks ninth with 109 lifetime wins. He received the Dan Patch Award for best older male pacer in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and was named Pacer of the Year in 2011. In February 2019 he appeared at the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s Dan Patch Awards banquet in Orlando, Fla., to accept his Stan Bergstein-Proximity Award, one of harness racing’s most prestigious and coveted accolades.

The Midwest Horse Fair, owned by the Wisconsin Horse Council, Inc., is a top three-day horse fair held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis., with 2019 being the 40th annual event. A one-day advance purchase ticket is $13 for those over the age of seven; a weekend pass is $30. Separate ticketed events include the PRCA Rodeo on Friday evening and the Legendary Night evening show on Saturday. For more information visit the Midwest Horse Fair website.

(With files from Midwest Horse Fair and USTA Outreach)

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