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Scott Zeron Heading To The Big M

Published: October 21, 2013 12:42 pm ET

Last Comment: October 23, 2013 4:22 am ET | 13 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Scott Zeron, the 2012 Rising Star Award winner will make the Meadowlands his home beginning with the grand opening of the new facility on Saturday, November 23. Zeron will make the transition to the United States and will be a Meadowlands regular for the upcoming meet.

Zeron, who became the youngest driver in history to reach 2,000 wins on March 21 of this past year, said that this was not an easy decision.

“This was difficult for me,” said Zeron. “Canadian racing has been my home and it’s not going to be easy leaving. But I have to do what is best for the longevity of my career and I think heading to the (United) States, specifically the move to the Meadowlands is the best thing for my career.”

Zeron already has his name on one of harness racing’s most coveted prizes, the Little Brown Jug, which he won in 2012 with Michaels Power. He was the youngest driver to ever win that prestigious event. “I got to drive a horse that I drove regularly in Canada on a big stage and I think it showed people what I can do and that I can drive with the best. The Meadowlands is iconic and it means a lot to me to become a part of that driving colony.”

Despite the excitement Zeron feels in getting to drive at the track he referred to as “iconic,” leaving home won’t be easy.

“Canadian racing made me who I am, it has given me every opportunity to succeed and I am forever grateful for that. It has been home and leaving that home makes things extremely tough on me. I want to thank everyone in Canada that gave me an opportunity.”

While Zeron admitted he is taking on a new challenge and in a way is starting over, he’ll get a little help from his friends. “I’ll have to work my way up and do it picking up catch drives, but there are some American trainers that I have driven for, like Frank Antonacci who I think will give me opportunities. Tony Alagna is another trainer that I think I will do some work for as well.”

To get a head start on the meet, Zeron will be coming down to New Jersey this week to get himself situated and is looking forward to seeing the new facility.

“I am coming down there this week and I can’t wait to see this new building. I hope I can get a tour from Mr. Gural.”

Zeron will begin touring the Big M oval on a regular basis starting November 23.

(Meadowlands)

October 23, 2013 - 4:22 amIt is with sadness that I see

It is with sadness that I see you are going to the USA to ply your trade ,however it is part of the evolution of life . We will miss watching you do your magic in Canada but will still keep track of you at the MEADOWLANDS . Wish you the best of luck and safe driving and lots of drives.

October 22, 2013 - 1:14 pmOne of favorite angles to bet

adam albert SAID...

One of favorite angles to bet on was first time Zeron worked well for e a lot of the time he was the best during the summer meet in my eyes,now it is is billy davis trun to rack up a lot of wins he is the next best driver and will get a lot more drives now.

October 22, 2013 - 9:58 amScotty, never had the

Scotty, never had the pleasure of meeting you in person but knew your dad very well, and I know your mom and dad did not raise a loser, all the best to you and your family. good luck and all the best.Ron

October 21, 2013 - 9:40 pmIn my brief encounters with

In my brief encounters with Scotty he has always been first-class and is truly a great ambassador for the sport of harness racing. I'm sure his success will continue to grow south of the border. Best of Luck Scotty!

October 21, 2013 - 8:07 pmA very nice and respectful

bill douglas SAID...

A very nice and respectful guy. Whether he was driving a 5 claimer or million dollar horse for you. Treated everyone with respect.

October 21, 2013 - 7:08 pmThe future heading to the

The future heading to the future, makes sense!!

October 21, 2013 - 6:31 pmScott I am so happy for you!I

Ben Paniccia SAID...

Scott I am so happy for you!I have known you for so long and you have been a super class act as long as I can remember. You are a great driver and a better person. Have a great time in New Jersey and I will see you down there. Enjoy your time in your new exciting experience!! Talk to you soon.

Benbar Stables.

October 21, 2013 - 5:09 pmScott you will be missed in

Scott you will be missed in ON, best of luck at the Meadowlands.

October 21, 2013 - 5:05 pmScotty you will be missed in

Scotty you will be missed in ON, but wish you all the best at the Meadowlands.

October 21, 2013 - 4:25 pmI was just getting used to

Georg Leber SAID...

I was just getting used to listing you and having you pick over my horses. There are lots of Canadians down there already and more coming. Have fun. I'll look for you in the winner's circle.

Georg Leber-ICR Racing

October 21, 2013 - 1:47 pmI wish Scott all the best at

Randy Young SAID...

I wish Scott all the best at the Meadowlands.

October 21, 2013 - 1:25 pmAnother young talent heading

Lynne Magee SAID...

Another young talent heading south to further his career---sad. I wish him all the best. He will do well.

October 21, 2013 - 12:53 pmScott Zeron and his unique

Randy Copley SAID...

Scott Zeron and his unique driving style will be missed at WEG and will be welcomed by the meadowlands faithful I'm sure :)


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