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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Australian UDRs for North American Drivers

In the final wrap up concerning the WDC, it may be of interest to some how Tim Tetrick and Jody Jamieson  adapted to the Australian style of racing.  Thanks to our friends at Harness Racing Australia, we have the driving statistics for the two drivers.

  • Jody Jamieson (2/21-3/7)  30 starts, 5 wins, 2 seconds, 4 thirds, $79,123   UDR 0.255
  • Tim Tetrick        (2/21-3/1)  25 starts, 3 wins, 3 seconds, 3 thirds, $49,900   UDR 0.240
These statistics include not only races which were part of the WDC, but also catch drives picked up outside of the contest.  While broken out in HRA statistics, for our purposes money earned and number of stake wins at metropolitan and county meets have been combined.  Clearly they both adapted pretty well to the style of racing conducted in Australia.

I am amazed at the statistics available to the general public from HRA.  If you have never visited their website, I encourage you to do so.

Elsewhere, we saw earlier this winter cancellations due to snow.  Well, with the late-winter thaw, tracks are cancelling due to the that wrecking havoc on their racing surfaces on both sides of the border.  Freehold, Monticello, Northfield Park, Western Fair have been some of the tracks cancelling.  Well, if you are going to race up north in the winter, you have to expect to lose racing dates due to thawing. 

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