Originally created 03/09/99

Peace Corps, Abercrombie elected to Hall of Fame



COLTS NECK, N.J. -- The top money-earning female standardbred in history, the trotting mare Peace Corps, and the pacing stallion Abercrombie have been elected to the Harness Racing Hall of Fame.

Inductions will take place July 4 at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y.

Peace Corps, who earned $5.5 million, won 62 races in the US and Europe, including four Breeders Crowns and the 1991 Elitlopp in Sweden. She raced from 1988 to 1994.

Peace Corps is stabled at Meadowbranch Farm in Pennsylvania and has had several foals.

Abercrombie sired the winners of $115,000,000 in purses.

He raced from 1977 through 1979 and was Horse of the Year in 1978. His progeny include three winners of a million or more, including his son Artsplace with $3 million in earnings.

Abercrombie is stabled at Castleton Farm in Lexington, Ky.