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Marian Young

For years Marian Young worked tirelessly to support and promote the B.C. Standardbred Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Those involved in the sport have now returned the favor by inducting her into that Hall.


Marian Young was a long time B.C. harness racehorse owner for five decades at the side of husband and trainer Bill. Marian was Bill's sounding board, discussing the care and handling of their horses and keeping close control of the purse strings. But it was more than that as she worked happily behind the scenes with much of her focus on the Hall Of Fame. Marian also conducted backstretch tours for years at Fraser Downs and was always like a mother or grandmother or friend to their competitors.


The present Hall Of Fame display in the Atrium at the Downs started many years ago in the Legends Lounge under the old grandstand. It contains show and trophy cases with memorabilia from years of harness racing in the province. Marian was responsible for some items in the displays and the person who put much of the display together.


The Young's started racing at Patterson Park in Ladner and were a team through the years at Fraser Downs. In between, they also raced at Sandown on Vancouver Island, Edmonton, Los Angeles and Sacramento.


In early 2011, Harness Racing BC Society named a race in her honor, the Marian Young Pace for Fillies. Sadly, on April 18, 2011 we lost Marian, following a battle with cancer.

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