Michigan Hall of Fame horseman Chris Boring told harnessracing.com late Friday afternoon that he is doing well after successful surgery on Thursday (Feb. 27) at a Toledo hospital to clear blocked arteries that led to the 72 year old having a stroke two days earlier.
Boring said he hadn't been feeling well and on Thursday, when his health became more of an issue, he was flown by helicopter from his home in Tecumseh, in lower Michigan, to the hospital. He said he was going to be moved to a rehabilitation center later Friday evening for his recovery period.
"I want to thank everybody who has already called with their concern for me as I am very grateful," Boring said. "I was just feeling very tired but didn't think much of it, until Thursday when I really didn't feel well. I got to the hospital by helicopter and they did the surgery to clean out my arteries."
Boring has nearly 4,000 wins and $20 million in purse earnings as a driver. Among the many champions he had in his barn over the years was Colt Fortysix, who won the 1984 Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio. Other stars included Albert Albert, Ms. La Mirage, Chauffered Lady, Narva Hanover, Dr. Guillotine and Wazzup. One other major moment in Boring's career came when he directed True Duane to an upset victory over Cardigan Bay and Bret Hanover in the 1966 American Pacing Classic.
Get well wishes may be sent to Boring at: P.O. Box 134, Tecumseh, Mich. 49286.