Day At The Track

Q&A with Ken Barron

02:45 PM 05 May 2020 NZST
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Ken Barron,Harness racing
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1: Best horse who you have ever been associated or worked with (owned, bred, jogged, trained, driven):
Stars and Stripes, phenomenal speed and unbelievable great nature.

2: Best horse you have ever seen live:
Popular Alm – He could sit outside the best and beat them. Doesn’t happen anymore.

3: Best horse you have seen in any form (live, on tv, on the internet):
Winx

4: If you could have any driver in history driving for you in most important race of your life, it would be?:
A Butt. He could over drive them but seldom relied on luck.

5: The best trainer you have ever seen:
Chris Waller

6: Your favourite racetrack:
Harold Park, Sydney - You felt like you were in the middle of the crowd and the town.

7: The unluckiest or hardest to swallow defeat of your career:
OK Rock. Second in the Queensland Oaks. She got sick before the race and with treatment she improved everyday but on the night went down a head, she only needed a few more days and I think it would have been different.

8: The race you have never won but would love to:
NZ Cup

9: The horse we never got to see the best of:
Eastburn Grant. He only won one Group One, soundness cost him winning more big races.

10: The racing win, yours or somebody elses, that gave you the most joy:
NSW Derby with Stars and Stripes which gave him two Aussie and two NZ Derby wins for the season.

11: Who is the person in harness racing you haven’t seen since lockdown started you are looking forward to seeing the most when we get back to the track:
Ricky May. I haven’t seen him this year and on January the 2nd I didn’t think I would ever see him again.

 

Harness Racing New Zealand

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