Undefeated world record holder JK Shesalady, the two-year-old filly that's the top ranked horse in harness racing today, will have a new driver aboard come this weekend's Breeders Crown eliminations.
Trainer Nancy Johansson confirmed to Trot Insider on Monday morning that Tim Tetrick is the new primary driver of JK Shesalady
"Yannick [Gingras] would not commit and asked us to wait for the draw so the owners and I decided that it was in our filly's best interest to get a driver that would commit to her for the remaining starts this year as well as next year," said Johansson. "I am confident that Tim will be a great fit for her."
JK Shesalady has ten wins from ten starts, most recently victorious in the Three Diamonds Stakes for two-year-old female pacers at Woodbine Racetrack by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:52.1.
Next up is the season-ending Breeders Crown at the Meadowlands, with eliminations – if necessary – Nov. 14 and the final on Nov. 22.
Owned by breeders Alan, Ron and Steve Katz, who are better known in harness racing as 3 Brothers Stables, JK Shesalady is a daughter of stallion Art Major out of the mare Presidential Lady -- making her a full sister to standout three-year-old male pacer JK Endofanera.
“She’s an awesome horse,” Johansson said earlier this year. “It’s not only that she manages to win, but she does a lot of work in the races. She’s first up a lot. She deserves every win she gets. It’s not like she’s sitting on the rail and shakes loose, she works for them. She’s got more determination than a lot of horses I’ve seen.”