Duane Meyer Lowe, 88, dies

Malta, OH – Duane Meyer Lowe, 88, of Malta passed away July 29, 2021. Duane is survived by his wife of 66 years, Carol Sue Lowe. He was born June 17, 1933 in Morgan County. Duane was very well known and respected in the Standardbred business. Mr. Lowe spent six decades in the harness racing industry as a driver, trainer and owner. Duane trained for over 50 years at his home track in McConnelsville, as well as Scioto Downs, The Meadows in PA, and Pompano Park, FL. Racing in seven different states as well as Canada, from 1977-2019 he accumulated 224 wins and over $1.2 million as a trainer, and as a driver from 1977-2002 he had 198 wins and $492,000 in earnings.

Duane Lowe (1933-2021) was honored at the Morgan County Fair in September.

Duane raced and sold many good horses over the years but First Breath and Final Breath were arguably his best. First Breath was inducted into the Standardbred Hall of Fame in 2019. First Breath raced in the 90’s with a lifetime mark of 1.58.2 with 28 wins and earnings of $102,093. She carries an even more impressive resume as a broodmare, 13 colts, 10 making it to the race track and total earnings over $2 million. First Breath’s last colt, Final Breath won the triple crown and was named horse of the year in 2013, as a three year old trotter. Final Breath has a lifetime mark of 1.52.2 and total earnings of $600,000.

Duane’s grandkids, Brady Clemens and Vada Clemens, along with their Dad Casey, carry on the family tradition of racing. Besides owning, grandson Brady also enjoys driving in the fair circuits. Earning 26 wins and counting in the 2021 fair season. Duane was as proud of his family as his race horses, and will be greatly missed.

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