gave the keynote speech during Wednesday night's (June 11) opening session of the U.S. Trotting Association's Driving School. By all accounts, his remarks were genuine and informative and gave listeners an inside view into the life of harness racing's top trainer.
The reception was held at the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen, where the country's leading conditioner spoke for 20 minutes and generously took questions from the driving school participants for an additional 40 minutes.
"was a very engaging and insightful speaker, never shying away from hot topics such as training techniques, managing a large stable, drugs, and the pressure and perception of having the sport's biggest stable" noted Janet Terhune, the Museum's director who is also participating in the 5-day driving school program.
The hour-long video is full of Standardbred training tips and what Burke considers to be the key to his success.
by Chris Tully, for the Harness Racing Museum