No horsing around: Race day approaches for new harness racer

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Kevin Altig has been around horses all his life, but later this month, a lifelong dream will come true.

Altig, 32, earned his standardbred harness racing license last month and plans to be in the driver’s seat with the reins in hand as Trap Queen, his father’s 5-year-old pacer, competes in a qualifying race around Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington at the end of the month.

Altig, his father, Brian Tomlinson, and his cousin Dave Mayne spend nearly eight hours a day, 365 days a year caring for and training about nine standard breed pacers at the stables at the Frederick Fairgrounds.

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