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Trainer Suffers Burns In House Fire

Published: July 22, 2021 1:16 pm ET

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Trot Insider has learned that Standardbred trainer Karen Taft is currently recovering from burns suffered as the result of a recent house fire.

Taft, of Monroe Township, N.J., was awakened Monday (July 19) around 2 a.m. with her house fully engulfed in flames. She had no choice but to exit her second-floor bedroom window. She was transferred to St. Barnabas Medical Center’s Burn Center in Livingston, N.J., with third-degree burns to her arms, hands and shoulders. She is expected to remain in hospital for 10 to 14 days.

Karen started working with Standardbred horses in 1987 and became a trainer in 2013 and continues to train. Karen started working with The Standardbred Owners Association of New York in Yonkers, N.Y., in 2017.

Her children created a GoFundMe account to help offset medical and recovery expenses.

Please join Standardbred Canada in wishing Karen a quick and healthy recovery.

(with files from the SOA of New York)

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