Day At The Track

Industry mourns Gentleman Jim Hurley

02:50 PM 30 Mar 2015 NZDT
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We are all aware of the term Gentleman Jim.

While few may know its original, the moniker has no more deserving place than serving as a prefix for harness racing’s legend Jim Hurley.

A true Gentleman Jim in every sense, Hurley was a star, which has sadly been lost to the industry with his passing at the age of 90.

In a career spanning more than five decades, Hurley won more than 1000 races, including being associated with 1964 Inter Dominion winner, Minuteman.

Trained and driven by Eric Hurley, Minuteman was part-owned by Jim, his brother and their sister, Phyllis.

Just last January, Hurley trained Heza Presidente to compete in the South Australia Cup…a race Minuteman captured in 1966.

Harnesslink and the entire Australian harness racing community extends its sympathy to Hurley’s family and friends.

  • PAUL COURTS

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