02/27/2015 2:10PM

Hushion in Florida hospital


Trainer Mike Hushion has been hospitalized with “a serious health issue,” according to Barry Schwartz, one of Hushion’s primary owners and close friend.

Hushion, 66, was hospitalized in Florida on Feb. 19, according to Schwartz. Hushion on Friday was scheduled to be transferred to the University of Miami Medical Center, said Schwartz, who declined to elaborate on Hushion’s situation.

Schwartz said that Hushion’s daughter Casey is with him.

Hushion has trained horses on the New York Racing Association circuit for four decades, going out on his own after working for several horsemen, including Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens. Hushion has won 1,374 races and was the leading trainer at Aqueduct’s winter and spring meets in 1993, when he won a personal-best 105 races.

In 2014, Hushion set a personal mark for purse earnings with $3,584,138, led by the 3-year-old filly Artemis Agrotera, who won the Grade 1 Ballerina and Grade 2 Gallant Bloom.

In the winter, Hushion splits his stable between New York and south Florida. Lorina Andersen is Hushion’s New York-based assistant, and Tiffany Webb is Hushion’s south Florida-based assistant.

On Thursday at Aqueduct, the Hushion-trained Final Chapter won a New York-bred allowance race by six lengths. Final Chapter is owned by Hall of Fame trainer John Nerud, who earlier in February celebrated his 102nd birthday.

Doug Amos More than 1 year ago
Had a few horses in N Y in 1984. An evening caller was supporting his family tending bar at night and training a couple of ordinary horses during the day. He had an owner who was willing to purchase Nandino; the worst horse in the barn. The caller was Mike Hushion. Congratulations for all your achievements Mike and please bring your honesty, integrity and great skill back to the track as soon as you possibly can.
Chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Prayers and wishes for both Hushion and Jerkens. May they both walk outta there together and soon!
mike More than 1 year ago
Best Wishes & Get Well Soon.
Colleen Simeone More than 1 year ago
Get well soon Mike you are a true gentlemen and great guy!!
Sharon Foster More than 1 year ago
Get well soon. We all miss you.
Union_Rags More than 1 year ago
Cherie DeVaux More than 1 year ago
Thoughts and prayers to Mr Mikey and his family. He's one of the best
Joyce Patci More than 1 year ago
Praying for a speedy recovery. Get well soon!
Joyce Patci More than 1 year ago
Praying for a speedy recovery. Get well soon!
Desiree Barbazon More than 1 year ago
Prayers said for you Mike. You are strong and a good person. May God speed your recovery.