Howard Beissinger drove Lindy's Pride to win trotting's Big Five in 1969: the Yonkers Trot, Kentucky Futurity, Hambletonian, Dexter Cup and the Colonial. One of the sport's top trainer/drivers and trotting specialists, Beissinger was behind Hambletonian winners Speedy Crown in 1971 and Speedy Somolli, Speedy Crown's son, in 1978. The third generation Beissinger to make harness racing a profession, he also had Lindy's Crown, who held a world race record of 1:54.4 before Cornstalk broke it in 1984. Cornstalk was also driven by Beissinger.
Howard Beissinger passed away on February 6, 2018 at the age of 94.
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