One of the most giving people in harness racing, Janet Davis, who has championed numerous charity causes in recent years and was winner of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation's Service to Youth award last month at the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA) ‘Night of Champions' dinner, has run into some bad luck and now needs help herself.
Last week, the Davis's truck transporting two of their horses back from training at Dover Downs crashed when the truck driver blacked out at the wheel. Although the driver was not seriously hurt, one of the horses died and the other was seriously hurt. The truck and trailer were seriously damaged, creating a devastating financial setback for the Davises. The horse that died- Kamwood Warrior N- owned by Janet's father, horseman Bob Stevenson, was lost in the accident. The other horse, pacer Devil's Embrace N, shattered his jaw and is being treated at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.
Thus far, the bills have added up to around $6,000. In addition, Janet and husband, Eddie Davis Jr., must now buy a new truck. The insurance money will not come close to covering the costs.
Mrs. Davis founded a Christmas Holiday Fundraiser in Delaware annually for kids who would not have a holiday otherwise.
A fund has been set up to help Janet Davis. Donations can be sent to: Horseman's Welfare Trust Fund - DSOA - 830 Walker Square, Suite 11-2, Dover, DE 19904 (Dover)