Morrison Celebrates 1st Driving Earn

Chad Morrison acquired his pretty initially-pari-mutuel get on Sunday, Oct. 22, piloting Merito Hanover to a 1:57.1 gain in the $12,000 United States Harness Driver’s Club Pace at Cumberland Operate.

Morrison was cool, serene and gathered as he came from well off-the-pace with the five-12 months-aged Bettors Delight gelding and applied a :29 closing kick to score by two lengths about Ayr Pioneer GB, pushed by Dein Spriggs, with Gottalovemyshadow third for Carson Conrad.  The early leader, Howtotrainurdragon, driven by Tony Dinges, was fourth though Indiana Cam, teamed up with Scott McQuinn, picked up the nickel.

Morrison, 36, has been all around horses much of his lifestyle but resolved to acquire a more powerful position about two years ago in the teaching sector of the sport.

In lamenting about the get, Morrison similar, “They were leaving all around the area on both sides of me and I just could not get involved in that so I bought absent absent fifth and the early fractions ended up quite scorching [:28 and :56.4] with a ton of motion up front. I kinda allow things participate in out and observed some room to get out and this horse was truly rolling once we straightened away. The credit score goes to the horse, actually.”

When requested if he was right after men like Palone and Miller and Tetrick, Morrison chuckled, “I certain am…but I’d have to dwell to be 3,000 several years old…at the very least!

“My up coming just one will be as interesting as this 1 as I appreciate the beginner club but really want to focus on the instruction component of the activity and use guys like Palone, Tetrick and MIller, if I ever get the opportunity!

“I genuinely love performing with the horses every day and appreciate observing that they are nutritious and athletic. Caring for them is most vital for me.”

Merito Hanover acquired his second win of the calendar year in 22 commences and despatched his 2023 bankroll to $17,640 and life span earnings to $91,646. The winner, trained by Dinges for Dawnelle Mock, paid $14.78 as fourth selection in the betting.

The United States Harness Driver’s Club (USHDC) produced Sunday “more particular” with yet a further donation to Goshen, New York’s Harness Racing Museum.

Beginner drivers Jafari Frazier, Tony Dinges and Dein Spriggs joined Ted Nicholson, Vice-President of Racing for The Mint Gaming Qualities, for the presentation in Corbin, Kentucky as the USHDC now has perfectly surpassed the $300,000 plateau in its donations encompassing beneficiaries associated in aftercare for retired horses, new careers for Standardbreds as therapeutic horse and present horses, to title a handful of.

Jafari Frazier, Tony Dinges and Dein Spriggs with Ted Nicholson in the winner’s circle for the USHDC presentation to the Harness Racing Museum.

“This grand museum in Goshen, New York, the cradle of harness racing, is an unquestionably amazing museum tracing our activity back again to its starting back over two centuries,” explained Spriggs, president of the USHDC. “It’s critical that they have the financial sources to properly showcase our grand sport and our club is honoured to take part in maintaining it alive and perfectly.”

(With files from USHDC)