Grove City, OH — In 2019, Mission Accepted was named the Ohio Older Trotter of the Year. After a down year in 2020, Mission Accepted bounced back to be named the 2021 Ohio Older Trotter of the Year.
After winning just three races in 2020, Mission Accepted won 17 times last year, the second most among older trotters in North America, earning $306,750.
The son of Manofmanymissions is owned by Burke Racing Stable, breeder Knox Services, David B. Wills, and Weaver Bruscemi. Mission Accepted has lifetime earnings of nearly $1.2 million.
Trainer Ron Burke said Mission Accepted is flawless.
“He never makes a mistake. He is better than people give him credit for. Every start he has to race from the outside; if he could start from the inside, he is probably unbeatable.”
Mission Accepted will be honored at the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association annual awards banquet Jan. 15, at the Hilton Columbus-Polaris in Columbus, Ohio.
The 2021 Ohio Horse of the Year will be announced at the annual awards banquet.