How did you get into harness racing?
My mother and father were both involved in harness racing throughout my life. My father has owned horses for as long as I can remember, and my mom has family in Ontario/BC that still are actively involved.
How long have you been a driver / trainer?
I have been trainer for just over 1 year. 1 season in MB under my belt.
In your opinion what is the biggest innovation the sport has seen since you began racing?
I think the obvious answer is racebikes / wheels. It is incredible how fast new and more improved models are coming out. It is like a cell phone, just when you think you have the best model.. someone else releases something better. Further to that, I think the breeding program everywhere has become a lot more analytical and programs and breeding models have been developed for speed. We see an animal in 2016 that we didn’t see 20 or 30 years ago. Going a mile sub 1:50 is a common occurrence, I am sure we will break the 146 barrier sooner than later too.
Other than Manitoba where have you trained / driven?
Favorite horse you have trained / driven?
Haven’t had the opportunity to train many in my short career, however Caress of Steel was one of my favorites .. temperament and heart are incomparable.
Favorite horse you haven’t trained / driven?
See you at peelers/ Gallo Blue chip
Currently – Freaky Feet Pete
Biggest Harness Racing inspiration?
Definitely Ron Burke
Best memory of your harness racing career?
Caress of Steel- Manitoba Circuit record 1:54 over Glenboro
Goals for 2016 racing season?
40 wins in Manitoba- Double the previous year
Long term racing goals?
Harness Racing Hall of Fame
Aside from harness racing what do you enjoy doing?
Sports / Friends / Family /