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Joe Corona dies
Sunday, April 17, 2005 - from CHHA

The harness racing industry has lost one of it's finest people this week; trainer-drover Joe Corona died following heart surgery.

Born September 29, 1932, Corona began his racing career as a groom for the Chris Boring Stable, and due his integrity, excellent work ethic, and superb horsemanship, Corona advanced himself to the ranks of trainers and drivers during the early 1970s.

His love of the "common" horse was always evident in his performance, and he enjoyed helping a moderately skilled horse become a better performer, and a lame horse become sounder.

He never missed an opportunity to help his fellow horsemen. He was revered as an excellent horseman, wonderful friend, and a loving father.

Corona was a member of the California Harness Horsemen's Association and the U.S. Trotting Association.