Miller always felt a special bond with the great stallion, sometimes riding him, and feeding him a peeled apple daily. Special moments are what keeps this industry going. Miller is survived by Mr. Miller’s brother-in-law Albert chanced upon what was to be become one of the most important archeological digs in North America. Miller’s wit, frank opinions and vivid memories of her extraordinary life with Delvin. If ever there seemed a perfect couple it was Mary Lib and Delvin. Miller established the Red Smith Award, named for another of the Millers’ friends, the great sports writer, to recognize the “Caretaker of the Year.

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She maintained that in her new life, surrounded by horses, “He was the only horse I wasn’t afraid of. Purchased as a yearling with the name of The Rooster, he failed to live up to expectations and was gelded.

The Delvin Miller Adios Tradition

He prepares like any other normal race by thinking about how he is going to get the win for hours that day. American History took up the chase before the half and pursued the winner gamely but was all out late to preserve his place finish. Miller founded The Meadows race track a short distance from the farm, which hosted the Adios Stake every August now the Delvin Miller Adios and Grand Circuit racing for a week in honor of their great horse.

She even made Halloween special for all the children in the village, who trudged up the driveway to pick out candy bars piled high in sterling silver punch bowls won as trophies. Upset winner in final Open Trot of season. For the fans that do not know much about the history of the Meadows Racetrack, it was originally supposed to be placed in Allegheny County, which is north of where it is now.


The complete Adios field in post position order with drivers, trainers and morning line odds: Fred Zanolli, manager, Meadow Lands Farm: Mary Lib remained a close friend of the Keller family and contributed to our fondest remembrances for almost 60 years.

However, the highlight of his day was racing 46 horses at seven different tracks across the country. In on the property, Mrs. Mary Lib touched the lives of all who knew her. Nail-biting finishes, emotional wins, and most importantly the moments that we will never forget.

The Delvin Miller Adios Tradition

When Miller established the Adios, he knew it harneas be an important race over the years. You would call to wish her well and she would always turn the tables and bring my spirits up. Over the years, Mrs.

Dorothy “Dottie” Haughton, widow of Bill Haughton: I think he’ll be sharper this week. Burke entered 26 horses on the race Adios Day card, not a record for him but still a heckuva harndss better than average. She learned very quickly, however, locking herself away and studying the weekly trotting magazines that were delivered to their home.

The ‘First Lady’ of harness racing dies

I have many happy memories of Mary Lib over the 50 plus yearsI worked for them. However, that did not work out.


Moments like this remind us why we love this sport so much. Among the many other tributes paid to Mrs. For the people that eat, breath, and sleep harness racing, it is the race of the summer. For the second straight year, James Witherite — who also works as a race analyst, race charter, copy editor and jazz organist — found time to entertain the crowd as Adios Day bugler.

Dorsoduro Hanover captures Delvin Miller Adios – Harness Racing Newsroom – USTA – USTROTTING

Although it was an emotional day for him, he cried happy tears for his great friend Delvin Miller and his great love for harness racing. The first ever Adios was in Miller’s family history and his extraordinary eight velvin career in harness racing, as well as the sport’s late 19th and early 20th century beginnings. He experienced his first Adios as a kid in with his father.

The Millers divided the first few years of their marriage between the harness racing season, based from his family home in Western Pennsylvania, and winter quarters in Winston-Salem, where Mr. She planted a cutting garden for flowers at the farm, kept peacocks on the lawn and charmed the celebrities Delvin brought home. She will be missed by her many friends who could always count on Mary Lib to brighten up the day.

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