It's no secret since stakes season has begun drivers are heading elsewhere for the big money events and as a result, wagering on the Meadowlands races has declined somewhat. It is also no secret Meadowlands operator Jeff Gural has been asking all along for drivers and others to support the Meadowlands, but it is clear everyone is out for number one. To be perfectly honest, it would be unrealistic to ask drivers to miss out on big money events, but I don't think it is beyond reason to ask drivers to forgo events like sires stakes raced elsewhere.
Harness Driver Leo Burns has broken his own record by winning a race at the age of 97 years old, winning with his trainee Winsome Wyoming at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on Monday night in 2:07.1. The fact he won another race isn't even the real story; it is that Burns is still able to compete at all in a sport where you need to be able to think quickly and have the reflexes to drive a horse.
Wouldn't it be great to see Mr. Burns on a late night talk show? Not only would it be getting harness racing some publicity, but for a society which emphasizes youth, it would be great to show how our senior citizens are still able to compete and do things. Age is just a number.