Lucien Fontaine

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Lucien Fontaine | Lucien Fontaine,
Lucien Fontaine | Lucien Fontaine, Lucien Fontaine Lucien Fontaine (Loosh) Lucien Fontaine and John Manzi Lucien Fontaine (Lucien Fontaine on Forrest Skipper,1986) After breaking in under Keith Waples in Canada, in 1957 Lucien immigrated to the US and became In 1960 Clint sent Lucien to Rockingham with two of his maiden homebreds and told Lucien, "If you don't win any races don't bother coming back. When Lucien returned from Rockingham, he went to Goshen with Clint's two year olds and Clint put him down on his first drive at Roosevelt Raceway. The horse, Carmita Hanover, a trotter, drew the 8-hole but Lucien won and paid $72.00. After that Lucien, as a P driver, continued to drive for Clint winning 24 races. In 1961, Lucien went on his own and appeared on the New York circuit and started getting catch drives. Primarily a catch-driver, Lucien had some solid raceway stock in association with trainers such as Steve Demas and Buddy Reagan. By 1965, Lucien had been a regular among the continent's top dash and money-winners. Lucien was driving champion at Roosevelt, Yonkers, Monticello and Richelieu, and was always close to the top of the list at the two big New York racetracks. Lucien proved to be the "Number One Catch Driver" as he was often called and won Big Apple driving titles in 1964, 1968, 1977 and 1978. "What a pleasure for Forrest to have bred and raised a homebred who earned the "Horse of the Year" title," says Lucien. Lucien's career unfortunately ended prematurely in 1989 due to open-heart surgery. After Lucien recuperated from his surgery, his wife of 39 years, Marsha, suggested to Lucien "why don't we take some time and smell the roses" and Lucien agreed and from then on they traveled the world. It was the best time of their lives traveling for 18 years, and Lucien gives Marsha all the credit for showing him the world and teaching him that there's more to living than just racing harness horses. Marsha passed away in 2006 to pancreatic cancer. Lucien currently makes permanent residence in Margate, Florida but still travels to Canada and Lucien Fontaine and Forrest Skipper Lucien Fontaine Lucien Fontaine on Pocomoonshine Buddy Gilmour, Marc Gilmour, and Lucien Fontaine

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Lucien Fontaine
Lucien Fontaine Lucien Fontaine (Loosh) Lucien Fontaine and John Manzi Lucien Fontaine (Lucien Fontaine on Forrest Skipper,1986) After breaking in under Keith Waples in Canada, in 1957 Lucien immigrated to the US and became In 1960 Clint sent Lucien to Rockingham with two of his maiden homebreds and told Lucien, "If you don't win any races don't bother coming back. When Lucien returned from Rockingham, he went to Goshen with Clint's two year olds and Clint put him down on his first drive at Roosevelt Raceway. The horse, Carmita Hanover, a trotter, drew the 8-hole but Lucien won and paid $72.00. After that Lucien, as a P driver, continued to drive for Clint winning 24 races. In 1961, Lucien went on his own and appeared on the New York circuit and started getting catch drives. Primarily a catch-driver, Lucien had some solid raceway stock in association with trainers such as Steve Demas and Buddy Reagan. By 1965, Lucien had been a regular among the continent's top dash and money-winners. Lucien was driving champion at Roosevelt, Yonkers, Monticello and Richelieu, and was always close to the top of the list at the two big New York racetracks. Lucien proved to be the "Number One Catch Driver" as he was often called and won Big Apple driving titles in 1964, 1968, 1977 and 1978. "What a pleasure for Forrest to have bred and raised a homebred who earned the "Horse of the Year" title," says Lucien. Lucien's career unfortunately ended prematurely in 1989 due to open-heart surgery. After Lucien recuperated from his surgery, his wife of 39 years, Marsha, suggested to Lucien "why don't we take some time and smell the roses" and Lucien agreed and from then on they traveled the world. It was the best time of their lives traveling for 18 years, and Lucien gives Marsha all the credit for showing him the world and teaching him that there's more to living than just racing harness horses. Marsha passed away in 2006 to pancreatic cancer. Lucien currently makes permanent residence in Margate, Florida but still travels to Canada and Lucien Fontaine and Forrest Skipper Lucien Fontaine Lucien Fontaine on Pocomoonshine Buddy Gilmour, Marc Gilmour, and Lucien Fontaine

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