Nov 23rd, 10
For spearheading the efforts to return of American Quarter Horse racing to Florida with the debut of the sport at Hialeah Park, Dr. Steve Fisch was presented the Gordon Crone Special Achievement Award.
This award is given yearly to an outstanding man involved in American Quarter Horse racing to recognize his achievement within the industry throughout the year.
For the past five years, Dr
In 2006, Dr. Fisch accepted the role as president of the Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association, and has put in countless hours to return sprint racing to the
When legislative efforts began, few politicians knew what a Quarter Horse was. Working with the organization’s lobbyist in the state capital, Dr. Fisch educated them about the economic impact of racing and breeding. He negotiated legislation and contracts with the track, and his efforts came to fruition on November 29, 2009, when more than 27,000 people flocked to historic Hialeah Park to watch American Quarter Horses blaze down the track on the opening day of the meet.
“Without Dr. Fisch,” noted his nominator, “I truly believe there would still be no American Quarter Horse racing in
Dr. Fisch owns and operates