from the USTA Communications Department
Columbus, OH — Iris T. Horowitz, 84, died Aug. 10, 2018, in her home, surrounded by her loving family.
She was buried Aug. 12, 2018, in Old Montefiore Cemetery, Queens, N.Y.
She was a loving mother to her three children, Dr. Jay B. Horowitz, Dean S. Horowitz (stock trader) and Shari H. Horowitz (associate director of AARP) and the wife of Harry Horowitz. She was loved by her children immensely.
Mrs. Horowitz was born, raised and lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from NYU.
She owned 437 horses over her career; many of those broodmares and resulting foals that had and went on to have very productive racing careers. She loved seeing her horses doing well.
In 1993, she owned the 3-year-old Ohio Sires Stakes champion trotter On The Way Up.
Her best horse by far this year was 2-year-old Lane Of Stone, a son of Wishing Stone who won three legs of the Ohio Sire Stakes and was second in the final, taking a mark of 1:58.2 with $144,893 in earnings. Out of eight starts this colt had six wins and two seconds.
She was also the owner of Shesasmokinlady. This mare over the course of the last four years had 55 starts, with 19 wins, nine seconds and seven thirds with career earnings of $294,115 and a lifetime mark of 1:50.4.
She had been in partnership with such gentlemen as Buddy Gilmour, Eddy Cobb, Lucien Fontaine and Ray Paver. She truly loved them all.
Mrs. Horowitz was a quiet unassuming credit to our great sport and will be missed by all of our harness racing industry.