hugh a. grant, jr.
"Andy" Grant was introduced to the sport of harness racing by his father who both owned and raced Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds. During his high school years, Grant worked as a caretaker in the Delvin Miller Stable. He later became an amateur driver and in 1975 founded the Manhattan-based Bradford Bloodstock Agency, offering services in private horse sales, limited partnerships and syndications and acting as a selling agent for clients at public auctions. Andy Grant maintained a quality broodmare band and racing stable and owned and raced such horses as Dance Spell, Tarport Hap, Cheery Hello, Tarport Lizzie, Tyler B., Speed in Action and Walton Hanover - many of them world champions. He was president of the Hambletonian Society from April 1985 until June 1998, succeeding to the position of chairman of the Society's Executive Committee. Andy Grant was a director of Harness Racing Communications and served on the Board of Directors of the USTA. He was a trustee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Living Hall Fame in 1992. Andy Grant died on January 25, 2012.
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