Stanley Dancer

Mr. Dancer, 78, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died Sept. 8. Born in New Jersey, he had been a resident of the New Egypt section of Plumsted. A legend in the horse racing industry, Mr. Dancer was the only horseman, trotting or thoroughbred, to have won three Triple Crowns — one in pacing and two in trotting. He was the recipient of numerous awards and set several records during his 50-year career, and was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 1969. He was a director of the United States Trotting Association since 1959 and a director of the Hambletonian Society. He hosted the New Jersey Sire Stakes at his farm for 16 years, with all proceeds going to charity. Mr. Dancer was predeceased by four brothers, Charles, Harold, Thomas and Vernon Dancer. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jody; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald and Brenda Dancer, and Stanley Richard Dancer; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and David Moyher, and Shaldonna and Jeffrey Chaisson; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at the Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold, and was followed by one last trip around the Freehold Raceway track. Interment took place at Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold Township. A memorial service will be held at Pompano Park at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the New Egypt Historical Society, Stanley Dancer Memorial Museum Building Fund, P.O. Box 295, New Egypt 08533; the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, 240 Main St., Goshen, N.Y. 10924; or Hospice Care of Southeast Florida, 309 SE 18th St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33316.