, harness racing's all time leading money winning driver with over $285 million in career earnings, returns to the sulky on Friday night at The Meadowlands. John has been out of action for six weeks due to a fractured collar bone sustained in a non-racing accident. He has drives in nine of the thirteen (two of those are restricted to amateur drivers) races on Friday and a full slate on Saturday as well.
"I'm certainly looking forward to getting back to racing horses," John said when reached this morning for comment. "I got a really good report from the doctor this last visit. Strength and mobility are back to where I was before the break. I've been training some the past few weeks to get back in the swing.
"I'm back in time to get some work in before the three year olds start up and stakes season gets underway, so if I had to miss the timing was good."
John will add strength to the "Legends" team in the current Drivers Tournament that's pits the established Meadowlands drivers against the up and comers who have been anointed as "Phenoms" for the purpose of this contest.is another welcome addition to the "Legends" side of the ledger upon his return from a trip to Australia.
Live racing this weekend is Friday and Saturday with first post at 7:15. Saturday's card includes two series finals, the $60,600 Horse & Groom and $83,000 Clyde Hirt.
More information is available by visiting The Meadowlands website.
Submitted by the Meadowlands Publicity Department