Columbus, OH --- David Handel, 93, has died.
His whole life was dedicated to harness racing as an owner and immense fan of the sport.
In the 1960s and 1970s he owned and raced many horses including the world champion Speedy Rodney. He had many other horses that mostly raced at Yonkers and Roosevelt Raceway.
Until his late 1980s you could find him at Yonkers Raceway on a nightly basis, generally in the paddock area before the races where he would converse with his many friends in the driver and trainer colony.
He is survived by his wife, Martha.