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Pierce Wins Five At Sudbury Downs


Published: October 26, 2011 10:05 pm ET

Last Comment: October 29, 2011 1:32 am ET | 9 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Hall of Fame driver Ron Pierce headed to Sudbury Downs on Wednesday night during his spare time between this year's Breeders Crown eliminations and finals taking place at Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack and dominated the nine-race card.

Pierce, who took part in a meet and greet session with fans prior to the card, earned his first of five wins in the third race with Abigail Eden ($9.30) for trainer Jamie Wilson and headed right back to the winner's circle after guiding the Marvin Frank-conditioned Passion R Virginie ($4.60) to victory in the following race. Pierce also scored back-to-back wins in the sixth and seventh races with Flight Night ($4.30) for France MacLean and Chasing Connor ($5.40) for Mike Noble, and later concluded the card with his fifth win aboard the Noble-trained Digam ($3.40).

Pierce is just 12 victories away from reaching the 8,000-win career milestone and has banked over $182 million in purses placing him third on harness racing's lifetime earnings list. He has earned over $11.1 million this year and is among the top 10 drivers in North America for wins in 2011 having won 416 races.

On Saturday, he will drive Pirouette Hanover, I Fought Dalaw, Magic Tonight, Ticket To Rock, Spectator K, Cedar Dove, Roll With Joe and We Will See in the $6 million-plus Breeders Crown championships at Woodbine.

To view results from Wednesday's harness racing card, click on the following link: Wednesday Results - Sudbury Downs.

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October 29, 2011 - 1:32 amSeriously Todd?

Seriously Todd?

October 27, 2011 - 5:19 pmCan anyone tell me why Ron

Can anyone tell me why Ron Pierce isn't in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame? Is there a single Canadian race of value he HASN'T won?

October 27, 2011 - 2:24 pmRon Pierce is by far my

Ron Pierce is by far my favourite driver and I wish him great success in the Breeder's Crown.

October 27, 2011 - 10:18 amHe still has to get them to

Josh Menard SAID...

He still has to get them to the wire first. Watch the top drivers on the WEG circuit and how they drive the 3 to 5 shots. As far and as fast as they can go and a lot stop because of the drive.

October 27, 2011 - 10:09 amPierce won 5. Anyone

Joe Riga SAID...

Pierce won 5. Anyone surprised? I love watching Ronnie race. He's a great driver and always gives you a shot at cashing a ticket. If I still owned horses he could drive mine anytme as well.

October 27, 2011 - 10:09 amYou don't suppose some of

You don't suppose some of them were 2-1 or 5-2 (Or odds on!) BECAUSE Ron was driving??
I noticed that there were a couple, at less than even money, that finished out of the money for him, too.
Just a real classy show and something a whole lot of the young hotshot drivers should be doing a lot more off!

October 27, 2011 - 8:46 amIt didn't hurt that he had

Todd Spencer SAID...

It didn't hurt that he had several 2-1 and 5-2 mounts.

October 27, 2011 - 6:47 amnice guy, he can drive my

marvin frank SAID...

nice guy, he can drive my horses anytime..

October 26, 2011 - 11:41 pmPierce was class incarnate,

Pierce was class incarnate, and is a huge talent. Just wish there were more people in the grandstand to appreciate him.

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