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Virgil W. Raines Distinguished Achievement Award

The 'Virgil "Buddy" Raines Distinguished Achievement Award was established in 1996 by Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey in honor of the trainer, Virgil W. Raines. The annual award honors an owner or trainer competing at the track who has shown a dedication to the sport of Thoroughbred racing through exemplary conduct demonstrating professionalism and integrity.


  • 1997 - Daniel Perlsweig
  • 1999 - Joseph H. Pierce, Jr.
  • 2000 - Peter Shannon
  • 2001 - Dennis Drazin
  • 2002 - Sam Fieramosca
  • 2003 - Charles & Marianne Hesse
  • 2004 - Janet Laszlo
  • 2005 - Richard Malouf
  • 2006 - John H. Forbes
  • 2007 - Ben W. Perkins, Sr.
  • 2008 - Gerald & Carolyn Sleeter


The 2008 Virgil W. Raines Award at Monmouth Park


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