Henry Westbrook III
Henry Westbrook III (O-D)
Middle Grove , NY
Birthplace: Newton, NJ
Henry Westbrook III was ten years old when his father, Henry Westbrook Jr. got involved in the standardbred industry. After a while, little Henry would start showing up at the barn. From that point, Henry would learn about harness racing not only from his father, but observed how other horsemen worked. In 1986, he would start training with his father.
In March of 1988, Henry joined the Air Force where he studied and became a “Cable/Antenna Engineer”. Upon leaving the service in 1992, Henry resumed training with his father. By the end of that year, Henry would get his qualifying license. In the spring of 1993, Henry entered and went undefeated in three legs and a final in the Saratoga Amateur Driving Club. During that meet, he got his provisional license. On July 1st at Saratoga, Henry recorded his first pari-mutuel win with George William, a horse owned and trained by his father. In 1993, Henry would complete his season by winning the Johnny Page award for up-and-coming driver.
In the summer of 1994, Henry won 22 straight races in a row on the New York County Fair circuit with a horse named Jacsue Brooks. In 1995, Henry drove mostly at Saratoga. In 1996, Henry had the highlight of his career thus far, by winning his first Meadowlands drive ever with Troubles No Angel in 1:57.1. In addition, Henry recorded his fastest winning drive when he won with J Jiggs in 1:54.4 at Vernon Downs.
Since 1997, Henry has worked by day as power lineman for the local union #1249, thus his work in the barn has been restricted to the weekends. He shares the driving responsibilities with his father, while also getting some catch-drives.
Henry lists Copyist as the best horse he has trained and driven, stating that he was the most honest horse he had ever driven! Copyist won the Open pace at Saratoga 1/27/02 in 1:56.2.
Henry and his wife Amy, married in 1996 and have a daughter, Hailey and son Adam.
| Year ||Starts ||1st ||2nd ||3rd ||UDR ||Purses |
| 2013 ||73 ||1 ||7 ||8 ||.104 ||$22,160 |
| 2012 ||72 ||2 ||1 ||5 ||.058 ||$16,836 |
| 2011 ||198 ||18 ||19 ||30 ||.195 ||$97,609 |
| 2010 ||148 ||8 ||9 ||17 ||.126 ||$58,456 |
| Year ||Starts ||1st ||2nd ||3rd ||UTR ||Purses |
| 2013 || 73 ||2 ||9 ||8 ||.132 ||$26,301 |
| 2012 || 76 ||4 ||2 ||5 ||.089 ||$22,775 |
| 2011 ||175 ||12 ||12 ||24 ||.152 ||$67,743 |
| 2010 ||143 ||8 ||10 ||14 ||.127 ||$58,284 |