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Wiseman Displaying Ambition

Published: May 25, 2011 10:08 am ET

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Steve Wiseman comes into this week a solid third in the driver standings at Cal Expo, while having recently passed the 1,500-win plateau.

Wiseman was born into the sport, a third generation horseman who learned his lessons from his father, Raleigh, and the likes of Joe Anderson, Tim Maier and Rick Plano. While he enjoys training a small stable, he’s always concentrated on evening action in the sulky.

“I have five horses right now and that’s about all I want,” he related. “There is always time later on to train more. As far as driving goes, if they have 15 races a night, I like to be in all of them.”

As mentioned earlier, Wiseman had some fine teachers along the way, including his father.

“This is what I wanted to do from the time I was old enough to know,” he explained. “I remember jogging horses when I was 10 and I tried to learn as much as I could from everybody that I worked for along the way.”

Wiseman got his first winner’s circle photo at Balmoral Park in Chicago. “It was with a horse named Roger Carr for Joe Anderson. That was obviously a big one, but the most gratifying would have to be when I won my first sire stakes race with Lodi Blaster for my dad.”

As far as favourite performers, Wiseman goes right to the pacer Marine To Marine.

“He was the horse who really put us on the map. We claimed him for $9,600, and he ended up winning over $100,000 for us and set a 1:54 mark. He was special.”

Wiseman also makes a point to give credit to his wife, Kathy, and daughter, Tyler, who are right there along with him.

“Their support is very important to me,” he said.


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