Choquette Fund


The Florida Chapter of the United States Harness Writers' Association annually supports its Aime Choquette Sunshine Fund. This fund was established in 2010 by USHWA-Florida in recognition of Florida horsemen and Hall of Famer, Aime Choquette.

Choquette was one of the greatest second trainers in the industry and responsible for training young men on working with horses. Many of these students went on to become industry leaders and top horsemen. Choquette, for 50 years, was the second trainer to Hall of Fame trainer/driver Delvin Miller. During this time he trained Delmonica Hanover in France in preparation for her Prix d'Amerique victory. He was inducted into the Florida Harness Racing Hall of Fame and awarded as the first recipient of the National USHWA Dick Baker Second Trainer Award. Choquette passed away in January 2017 at the age of 102.

The Sunshine funds are distributed, as needed, to help Fkorida horsemen and women in need due to poor health, accidents and/or dire financial situations. The Fund is administered by the Florida Chaper of the United States Harness Writers' Association.