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Ron Burke speaks to USTA Driving School students
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - by Chris Tully, for the Harness Racing Museum

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Goshen, NY --- Ron Burke gave the keynote speech during Wednesday night's (June 11) opening session of the United States Trotting Association's Driving School.

 
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Ron Burke gave the keynote speech during Wednesday night's opening session of the USTA Driving School.

By all accounts, his remarks were genuine and informative and gave listeners an inside view into the life of harness racing's top trainer.

The reception was held at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, where the country's leading conditioner spoke for 20 minutes and generously took questions from the driving school participants for an additional 40 minutes.

"Ron Burke was a very engaging and insightful speaker, never shying away from hot topics such as training techniques, managing a large stable, drugs, and the pressure and perception of having the sport's biggest stable," noted Janet Terhune, the Museum's director, who is also participating in the five-day driving school program.

The hour-long video is full of Standardbred training tips and what Burke considers to be the key to his success. Access to the YouTube video is available by clicking this link.


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