FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - Chapter Seven has been voted harness racing's Horse of the Year for 2012 after a campaign in which he tied a world record and won eight of 10 starts.
Thursday's honor came two days after the 4-year-old was voted Trotter of the Year. Chapter Seven beat stablemate Market Share both times.
Chapter Seven received 84 of 146 votes in balloting by the U.S Harness Writers Association. Market Share had 41 points and Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous was third with six votes.
Chapter Seven matched the 1-mile record of 1:50.1 at the Meadowlands, and earned just over $1 million. The 10 starts are the fewest for a Horse of the Year winner.
Chapter Seven is owned by Richard Gutnick, trained by Linda Toscano and driven by Tim Tetrick.