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Get To Know Nick Boyd

Published: May 26, 2009 2:24 pm ET

Last Comment: May 27, 2009 10:05 am ET | 3 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

"Harness racing is my passion, and has provided me with a lifetime of dreams and aspirations," 25-year-old owner, trainer and driver Nick Boyd has told the Fergus-Elora News Express.

'Ralphie,' as he is known to many of his friends, grew up in the business and has been in and out of shed rows for as long as he can remember.

The Fergus-Elora News Express inundated Boyd with a full gamut of questions -- the answers to which reveal quite a bit about the passionate resident of Guelph, Ont.

One of the questions Boyd answered was what the favourite part of his job is. "Doing what I love daily," he answered, "because most people are never afforded the opportunity."

When it comes to the training side of the business, Boyd explained that he currently has 12 head in training. In his career, Boyd has sent horses out to 755 races, with his pupils recording 69 wins, 95 second-place finishes and 73 thirds, good for over $656,000 in purses.

Click here to read the Fergus-Elora News Express article in its entirety.

(With files from the Fergus-Elora News Express)

May 27, 2009 - 10:05 amNick "Hands of Silk" Boyd is

jarvis rich SAID...

Nick "Hands of Silk" Boyd is truly a unique trainer. Wish I had more money to get him better horses. Your hard work will pay off sooner than later. People like you are great for the industry. By the way, nice glamour shot. You should do some modelling on the side.

May 26, 2009 - 6:21 pmI'd suggest that harness

I'd suggest that harness racing is full of many more good apples than bad, and more positive news than negative. Nick's ambitions are representative of most in the industry -- although most people are not nearly as gregarious and articulate, and thus not able to express with such eloquence their affection for the business.

May 26, 2009 - 4:15 pmHarness racing seems to be

Harness racing seems to be full of bad apples and negative news most days. With someone like Nick particpating and a few others I know of I am cautiously optimistic that someday everything will turn around. The sport is in good hands. Keep it up Ralphie.


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