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Monday, April 21, 2014

Dr. Harry M Zweig

With the New York Sire Stakes program standing as a model for others, it should be noted that today is the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Harry M Zweig, the man most responsible for insuring that the program would have the funding required to succeed. In 1965 Dr. Zweig, a veterinarian, was the driving force behind the Laverne Law which dedicated a portion of the racing handle to funding and administering the NYSS program. He is honored by the Zweig Memorial Trot, which has been won in recent years by Royalty For Life, Market Share and Check Me Out. Dr. Zweig also served as the inspiration for the Harry M Zweig Memorial Fund for Equine Research at Cornell.

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