Born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, Howard trained horses at The Meadows in the late ‘70s and Pompano Park in the early ‘80s. With her husband, Pennsylvania auto magnate John Howard, she not only owned and campaigned super stars like Efishnc and Neutrality (trained by Bruce Nickells), but at one time was a guest commentator on The Meadows Racing Network, besides appearing in numerous commercials with her longtime friend, legend Roger Huston.
Later, in her second career as a published author, Victoria not only wrote The Voice: The Story of Roger Huston, but she also penned The Kentucky Horse Park: Paradise Found and Gunner: An Enchanting Tale Of A Racehorse---the inspiring story of a Standardbred rescued from obscurity who became a decorated police horse.
Victoria also co-wrote Roosevelt Raceway: Where It All Began, Meadow Skipper: The Untold Story and several children’s books on Standardbred horses and horseracing.
Howard knows what she writes about, having lived through and personally been acquainted with many of the horses, horsemen, and families you’ll be reading about in Harness Racing in the Keystone State.
Today, Howard lives in Florida with her dog, Max, and is the proud “Mom” to many racehorses.