Class of the 2015 O'Brien Awards!

(Credit: Iron Horse Photo)

WAKIZASHI HANOVER  - 3-Year-Old Pacing Male of the Year

(LtoR - Susan Looney, Diane & Percy Bonnell, Bruce Kennedy, Jim King Jr., Jo Ann Looney-King & Shella Kennedy.

(Credit: Iron Horse Photo)

On March 7th, Heather co-hosted

The Dan Patch/United States Harness Writers Association Awards in Ft. Lauderdale!

She co-hosted with Dave Little, as well as Heather Wilder and Hall of Famer Roger Huston!

And, to make things even more memorable,

her mother Jo Ann Looney-King gave a fabulous speech as Jo Ann was awarded the

William Haughton Good Guy Award that evening! 

It was a great year for Delaware as First Staters Team Teague brought home the award for Harness Horse of the Year with Wiggle It Jiggleit.

A couple of fun moments from the night included a classic selfie with Driver of the Year David Miller and haming it up for the camera with one of

The President's Award winners and generous girlfriend Michelle Crawford!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO FOILED AGAIN!

The 11-year-old Standardbred star, with $7 Million in earnings, is one of the newest models for Breyer!

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Have you checked out the Standardbred-tacular
Harness Racing Fan Zone?!


harness your mojo

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The "Hey, We Can't All Be Wakizashi Hanover!" T Shirt is here!
"We can't all be.." T shirts (there have also been ones made for Captaintreacherous and Foiled Again) was an idea created by New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program to help spread awareness in a fun and positive way! 
While cheering on Tetrick Racing and Wakizashi Hanover with a purchase of this shirt, you will be helping many other horses on their path to forever homes. Unfortunately, not all horses can make headlines with winning million dollar races but those four-legged athletes still deserve the best in life with a loving family!

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In case you didn't know....Heather does her own stunts!

From left to right:

Jenn Bongiorno

Wendy Ross

Michelle Crawford

Heather Vitale

Big thanks and we mean BIG thanks to Crawford Farms for including Heather on their Times Square billboard

to promote the 2015 Meadowlands Pace!

You know this squad is #AllAboutThatPace


The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing young people and their families educational opportunities with harness horses, in order to foster the next generation of participants and fans. The Foundation has been making a difference in young people’s lives since 1976, and its programs include interactive learning experiences with these versatile animals, scholarship programs, and creation and distribution of educational materials.

Thanks to harness racing enthusiast Allan Schott for saying such sweet things about the craziness of this mishap!

http://viewfromthegrandstand.blogspot.com/2013/06/what-intrepid-harness-racing-reporter.html

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Heather and her dapper 14-year-old son Wyatt!

Wakizashi Hanover tidbit: His lucky color in 2015 was yellow!

Heather was part of the CBS Sports Broadcasting Team covering the 2015 Little Brown Jug in Delaware, Ohio!

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If you're wearing socks, this video will knock them off!!!

360Fly, a company based just a few miles from The Meadows, recently teamed with the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association to test out their product on the helmet of Mike Wilder during a race.  

Are you liking "liking" & "following" Heather?

She's active everyday on Facebook &Twitter!


HARNESS racing's firework * tv personality

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Heather went to again Ireland in August 2015 and is going back in 2016!

She attended Ladbrokes Vincent Delaney Memorial Racing Weekend!

Here are a couple of videos from the big epic event on The Emerald Island!

FAITH, LOVE & HORSE RACING

Heather became the first woman in Pompano Park's 51-year-history to announce a race! Take a look at the feature about her big debut from the Post Time show!

In February, Heather attended the O'Brien Awards in Canada.

Not only was she a presenter but she was there to witness Wakizashi Hanover,

a horse trained by her mom Jo Ann Looney-King, win the top three-year-old pacing colt in the country for 2015!

 This past December, Heather went to The Inter Dominion in Perth, Australia!

Or as she calls it...AWESOME-STRALIA!