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Linda Toscano

Full name: Linda J. Toscano
Born: 06/26/1955
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Residence: Freehold, NJ
Height: 5-foot-6
Colors: Red-White
Career & Personal Highlights Multimedia
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Toscano in the News
Six to enter Harness Racing Hall of Fame; pair to Communicators Hall
Toscano trio tops NYSS at Batavia Wednesday
Walner to miss upcoming Hambletonian Stakes
Walner wins again, talented 2-year-olds race at Meadowlands
Planet Rock sets track record in NYSS at Monticello
Tetrick, Toscano sweep Tompkins-Geers filly divisions
Tetrick and Toscano sweep Tompkins-Geers Stakes
Toscano trainees double up in Reynolds


Career

Toscano’s stable hit the $2 million mark for the fourth straight year in 2010…Her top horse in 2010  was New York Sire Stakes champion 3-year-old pacing colt He’s Gorgeous, who banked more than $420,000 and captured eight races…She became interested in harness racing through friends while attending Stony Brook State University in New York…She got her start in the business with Buddy Regan at tracks in New York and also worked for John Campbell when he had a stable…Went out on her own in 1984 and was a leading trainer in New York before moving full time to the Meadowlands in 1998…She has gone on to become the most successful female trainer in Meadowlands history and has also campaigned a top stable of stakes winners throughout North America…Enjoyed great success with Giant Mermaid, a 1995 Dan Patch Award winner as the sport’s top trotting mare…Another top horse for Toscano was the free-for-all pacer Jet Laag, who set a world record in 1999 at Delaware and earned more than $1 million in his career…Other top horses have included Breeders Crown champion Molly Can Do It, multiple stakes-winner Kenneth J, and Jugette heat winner Sprig Hanover.
Personal favorite food is, was and will always be pizza…first car was a Mustang hatchback from the 70s, and she wishes she still had it…spends free time hanging out at home with her family and two Golden Retrievers…favorite TV shows are NCIS and Grey’s Anatomy…her greatest racing experience is a tie between winning the Breeders Crown with Molly Can Do It and setting a world time record on the halftrack with Jet Laag in Delaware…enjoys reading mysteries and thrillers…loves to travel during the wintertime to somewhere warm, usually in the Caribbean…is motivated most by the young horses; she thoroughly enjoys watching their evolution from buying them as yearlings to watching watch them race
 
Career Training Statistics & Dan Patch Award Winners
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UTR Money Won Rank
2019 93 19 13 15 .336 309,377
2018 499 99 78 76 .336 2,695,293 (19)
2017 764 132 103 135 .307 2,757,329 (15)
2016 754 144 (25) 112 109 .322 3,577,978 (7)
2015 586 115 91 80 .328 2,384,079 (16)
2014 523 97 70 80 .311 2,555,964 (11)
2013 562 111 82 98 .337 4,041,803 (7)
2012 440 101 79 69 .382 6,718,028 (4)
2011 514 129 76 76 .382 3,719,277 (13)
2010 508 115 71 75 .353 2,784,280 (16)
2009 578 113 98 80 .336 3,052,160 (17)
2008 503 84 82 67 .302 2,448,432 (17)
2007 493 94 70 56 .307 2,862,838 (17)
2006 290 51 46 43 .313 1,236,675
2005 325 56 48 34 .289 690,501
2004 452 63 71 53 .266 1,139,519
2003 331 71 44 35 .324 1,498,759
2002 292 42 43 44 .276 933,261
2001 429 72 60 41 .277 890,559
2000 474 59 79 62 .261 957,811
1999 407 73 54 65 .306 1,100,918
1998 319 73 38 47 .344 815,764
1997 282 47 42 23 .277 514,850
1996 512 86 69 68 .287 1,324,501 (17)
1995 391 69 53 54 .298 987,339 (24)
1994 205 29 25 25 .250 387,599
1993 81 8 11 14 .232 202,421
1992 10 0 3 1 .200 26,380
1991 21 4 3 1 .286 27,065
11638 2156 1714 1626 .000 52,640,760 (9)
 

DAN PATCH AWARD WINNERS

TROTTING MARE
(95) Giant Mermaid