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Jamieson Closes Book On Record Season


Published: December 31, 2009 10:38 am ET

Last Comment: January 4, 2010 9:24 am ET | 4 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

"There’s a very prominent trainer that one day told me, 'You know, kid, you can race a horse all right, but you’re not going to make it as a driver.'"

Those are the words of 2009 North American dash-winning driver Jody Jamieson, who, over the past few years, has not only proved his doubters wrong, but has paved a solid road towards prosperity for himself.

Jamieson, whose comments have come in a Guelph Mercury article, has made a very strong case for his second O'Brien Award as Canada's driver of the year.

During a season in which the 33-year-old strove to surpass Mark MacDonald's Canadian dash-wins record (739), Jamieson not only re-wrote the books with his 787 victories on Canadian soil, but he has closed the door on the 2009 campaign with 796 North American victories and a UDR of .366 from 3,322 pari-mutuel starts.

In addition to steering his mounts to 796 wins, Jamieson's charges also recorded 533 second-place finishes and 374 thirds in 2009. In total, the horses he drove this season earned $11,597,611 in purses.

In terms of the prominent trainer that told Jamieson he wasn't going to make it as a driver, the resident of Cambridge, Ont. has used the spurn to his advantage.

“He might be the guy I credit my whole driving career on, besides my dad, obviously,” Jamieson said.

Click here to the read the Guelph Mercury article in its entirety.

(With files from the Guelph Mercury)

January 4, 2010 - 9:24 amcongratulations jody from

congratulations jody from the cape breton crew.we watch faithfully. hello to pop

January 3, 2010 - 6:01 pmhi jody this is faith

hi jody this is faith mitchum in nfld congratulations on your great year hope u remember me i was at the dance and had my picture with you i now have 2 horses love you lots faith would like to send u a picture wants your email.tks

December 31, 2009 - 10:03 pmNice job Jody. We've had a

Peter Smith SAID...

Nice job Jody. We've had a year of watching you do it and god damnit, Son, you did it.

Hats off to you - you are our top reinsman and then some.

Hey, here's to a safe 2010 everybody - send them big horses, HARD for us gamblers! lol

Happy Holidays

December 31, 2009 - 8:40 pmWell Mr.Jamieson in

Well Mr.Jamieson in Politics, Harness Racing, and Life the majority are usually wrong so when it comes to comments pay heed only to your own!!::)

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