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Hall of Fame driver Ron Pierce officially retired

07:34 AM 08 Oct 2016 NZDT
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Ron Pierce
Ron Pierce

Harness Racing Update has reported that after more than 9,500 in wins and $215 million in earnings, the 60-year-old Hall of Fame driver Ron Pierce has officially retired on the 10th anniversary of The Wave and will spend his days on a series of adventures, including prospecting for gold.

Ron Pierce, 60, has not driven since March 7, 2015. He always held out hope he might drive again, but today he’s officially calling it a career. Harness racing’s second leading money driver, with over $215 million to his credit, has announced he is hanging up his red, white and blue colors.

“It was time. I feel great,” Pierce exclusively told Harness Racing Update this week. “When I stopped, I had to have three surgeries in 2014 on my back and neck. Right now, I feel great. I’m better physically than when I was in my 30s. But I found that I enjoy doing other things, and having my time alone.”

by Bob Heyden

To read the full extensive article on the Harness Racing Update site click here

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