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Saftic Looking Forward To Showdown

July 17, 2017:

For those that steer harness horses, it doesn’t take much to get the competitive juices flowing. That being said, when teams of drivers are assembled for a showdown, and phrases like the ‘best of the best’ are thrown around in the branding, you know it’s going to be a tilt....read on

Ontario Drivers Await Battle

July 6, 2017:

Trot Insider has learned that horsemen Carl Jamieson, Paul MacDonell, Mike Saftic and Rick Zeron will be leaving the cozy confines of Ontario to partake in a driving competition against some of the best reinsmen that another region has to offer....read on

Zeron On His 'Hidden Gems'

May 11, 2017:

Rick Zeron captured the 2016 O'Brien Award of Horsemanship after a season with stakes stars the likes of OSS Super Final and O'Brien winner Mass Production and the speedy Shamballa. If his instincts are right on two of his sophomore fillies, he could be in line for another award-winning campaign in 2017....read on

More Stars Debut At Mohawk

April 28, 2017:

Mohawk Racetrack hosted 14 qualifying races on Friday morning under clear and sunny skies with stars out...on the racetrack....read on

More To Come From 'Team Zeron'

February 2, 2017:

"My horse came back from North Carolina at Olive Branch Farms and he looks phenomenal and stunning, so I'm looking for a big, big year for Shamballa this year and let's hope that we can get back here to the awards and win Older Horse of the Year next year."...read on

2016 O'Brien Award Winners

January 28, 2017:

On Saturday, January 28, Standardbred Canada announced harness racing’s national champions at the 2016 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season....read on

"Winning Never Gets Old"

January 27, 2017:

Rick Zeron can boast a streak of success that predates the black tie gala he'll be attending Saturday night as the longtime trainer-driver is a finalist in three categories at the 2016 O'Brien Awards....read on

2016 O’Brien Finalists Announced

December 20, 2016:

On Tuesday, December 20, Standardbred Canada announced the finalists for the 2016 O’Brien Awards, which honour Canada’s best in harness racing over the past season....read on

Shamballa Looks To Fly Once Again

November 21, 2016:

In discussing Shamballa leading up to Tuesday’s $100,000 Potomac Pace at Rosecroft Raceway, horseman Rick Zeron pointed to one of the gelding’s loses as one of his biggest highlights of the year....read on

Zerons Discuss The ‘Crown’

October 26, 2016:

It’s been a great year for Rick and Scott Zeron. What would make it even better is winning a Breeders Crown race, something the father and son have yet to do in their illustrious careers....read on

Zeron Nabs 8,000th; Faves Grab Gold

August 18, 2016:

One of harness racing’s most popular drivers, Rick Zeron scored his 8,000th career driving victory Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack....read on

Shamballa Seeks Another Big Win

August 10, 2016:

There has been plenty of ink devoted to the Indiana originations of world champions Wiggle It Jiggleit, Freaky Feet Pete and Always B Miki, but the horse that paced home in front of that trio in last Saturday’s $225,550 U.S. Pacing Championship also is indelibly linked to the Hoosier State as Shamballa’s dam resides in Shipshewana at Cornerstone Stock Farm....read on

The Horse That Started A Family

July 12, 2016:

"The running joke with Rick is that I lent him enough money that I had to marry him because I had so much invested in him."...read on

Shamballa Ships Stateside

June 24, 2016:

"We get along very well. The bottom line is that this horse found me and I found him."...read on

‘Zenyatta-Like’ Presence From Shamballa?

August 27, 2015:

The virtue of consistency is not easily attained in the world of harness racing....read on


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