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Rivalry Still On Tetrick’s Mind

Published: December 11, 2015 2:14 pm ET

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He may be overseas showing some of his Down Under counterparts how he steers horses to the winner’s circle, but even though Tim Tetrick is thousands of miles away from his home turf, he still relishes the chance to discuss defeating his brother, Trace, out on the track.

“I want to do everything I can to beat him, I don’t want little brother showing me up,” Tim was quoted as saying, with a laugh, in a piece by The West Australian.

Tetrick made the trip across the Pacific Ocean to compete in a driving tournament. The West Australian article states that Tetrick won three consecutive races while in action on Monday, and followed that up with two consecutive driving victories on Tuesday.

Tetrick takes nothing for granted when it comes to the toll that harness racing can take on its participants – he has embraced his ‘Bionic Man’ moniker for a reason. That’s why Tetrick can appreciate the attention and care that racing’s unsung heroes – the grooms –shower on the sport’s equine stars. He was cited as saying that Standardbred racehorses are often better looked after than the people entrusted with taking care of them.

“They are treated like kings,” Tetrick was quoted as saying. “They are fed three times a day, they’ve got grooms rubbing all over them all day long – it’s a pretty good life. Sometimes I wish I was a horse.”

(With files from The West Australian)

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