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Ron Burke Makes History

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Published: January 4, 2011 12:56 pm ET

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Trainer Ron Burke finished 2010 with personal bests in wins and earnings. Not only that, Burke also etched his name in harness racing history by posting better totals than those who drove for him.

With 840 wins and more than $18 million in purses, Ron Burke became the first trainer in North America to top all drivers in wins and earnings. Burke could also also add another first to his resume as his stable's pacing star Won The West is an O'Brien finalist in Older Pacing Horse category up against defending champion Bigtime Ball.

Among drivers, George Napolitano Jr. won his first dash title with 753 wins while "The Bionic Man" Tim Tetrick powered his way to his fourth straight earnings title banking in excess of $16.5 million.

Top Ten Drivers in North America by Wins

George Napolitano Jr - 753
Tim Tetrick - 720
Dave Palone - 674
George Brennan - 622
Scott Zeron - 606
Eric Carlson - 603
Jason Bartlett - 571
Dan Charlino - 532
Jody Jamieson - 522
Doug McNair - 518

Top Ten Drivers in North America by Money

Tim Tetrick - $16,549,703
George Brennan - $12,615,077
David Miller - $11,806,615
Yannick Gingras - $11,233,304
Brian Sears - $10,503,845
Ronald Pierce - $10,196,015
Dave Palone - $9,816,876
Jason Bartlett - $9,726,146
Jody Jamieson - $9,461,656
Mark MacDonald - $8,811,624

Top Ten Trainers in North America by Wins

Ron Burke - 840
Lou Pena - 525
Erv Miller - 302
Mark Ford - 299
Josh Green - 257
Rene Allard - 227
Richard Moreau - 202
Mark Kesmodel - 200
Kent Sherman - 199
Jamie Copley - 196

Top Ten Trainers in North America by Money

Ron Burke - $18,100,039
Jimmy Takter - $7,920,010
Lou Pena - $7,263,295
Casie Coleman - $6,653,413
Ray Schnittker - $6,094,817
Erv Miller - $5,639,413
Mark Ford - $5,237,367
George Teague Jr. - $4,713,625
Bruce Saunders - $4,123,970
Josh Green - $4,031,819


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