Mission Accepted named Ohio’s 2019 Older Trotter of the Year

Grove City, OH — Ohio-bred Mission Accepted raced at 11 different tracks in two countries, winning five times on the way to being named Ohio’s 2019 Older Trotter of the Year.

Mission Accepted is Ohio’s 2019 Older Trotter of the Year. Conrad photo.

Mission Accepted, the son of Manofmanymissions–Witty Girl by S J’s Photo won three of his six Ohio races for trainer Ron Burke, his stable and ownership group of Knox Services, David B. Wills and Weaver Bruscemi earning $422,595.

Mission Accepted scored his biggest win of the year in the $250,000 Harry Harvey Invitational Trot at Yonkers Raceway.

Mission Accepted was bred by Knox Services in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

“What a nice horse,” said driver Chris Page. “I’m truly blessed to sit behind him. He does everything right.”

Page says it is cool having an Ohio bred that can venture out on the Grand Circuit.

Mission Accepted will be honored at the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association and United States Trotting Association’s District 1 annual awards banquet Jan. 18 at the University Area Marriott in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets to the banquet are $30 each and can be purchased by calling the OHHA office at 614.221.3650. Reservation forms are also available on the OHHA website at www.ohha.com.

The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association is a non-profit organization serving Standardbred horse owners, breeders, trainers, drivers and fans who participate in the sport of harness racing in the Buckeye State. The OHHA was founded in 1953. The mission of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association is to preserve, protect, promote and serve the entire Standardbred industry in Ohio and beyond.

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