Don Adams was more of a turf club guy, and it only took one experience standing behind him in the pari-mutuels line to know he was doing his handicapping at the window. It was Kuebler who won the race at Hollywood Park in that proved to be driver Shelly Goudreau’s last. How much skill is there in tying a leather strap? If a pacer makes life easier for a trainer, it also does so for the betting public, which feels more comfortable placing money on a horse less likely to break his gait and therefore be disqualified. Goudreau was involved in the accident on August 27, and suffered severe injuries. Roger also remembers something Shelly said to him that really drove the point home about his drinking. He was doing things with these horses that were just unbelievable and they were regularly overachieving when he was driving.

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The forum of Hoof Beats bloggers, featuring some of the best writers in harness racing: New to the Paulick Report? Shelly lost control when the bit broke, and because the horse was racing with a tail tie, he had to lift his leg up over it before he could jump off. While competing at Hollywood Park and Los Alamitos, he won the most races and earned the most purse monies on that circuit for two consecutive years.


It was Kuebler who won the race at Hollywood Park in that proved to be driver Gouddeau Goudreau’s last. And that’s what I’m going to drive.

Years Ago – s. There was a period where Stein found himself as something of a spiritual advisor for Goudreau, who confided in him harmess he had a drinking problem.

It wasn’t until after the race that I found out he had been hurt. The cent Hi-5 will be decided on the final race and is one of four wagers offered on the program with a reduced 16 per cent takeout rate.

Over those next few years, I spent countless hours enjoying trotters and pacers at the Inglewood oval, rubbing elbows with celebrities and meeting racetrack characters that were unique to night racing. Hoof Beats Magazine Blog.

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He was just one of the guys. That change dealt a heavy blow to the state’s Standardbred industry, relegating the action to Los Alamitos and the state fair in Sacramento. He was just He was a 1: Kawartha Downs Up For Sale. The late Shelley Goudreau – who died in a race fall at Hollywood Park aged just Memories From A Rescued Photo.

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Besides the five deaths, three other drivers have been in life-threatening comas each of the eight accidents occurred behind pacers. They’re the type to tense up, and when that happens so do accidents. He bet a lot of combinations and was one of those horseplayers who felt like he owned the window.


We respect your privacy. It was a terrible loss personally and for racing as well. Lazarus To Goudreaau Stud In Smullin suffered severe brain injuries, a fractured skull and fractured ribs in a three-horse accident. I discovered night racing at Hollywood Park inthe year the mighty Niatross paced a then-world record mile in 1: Racing secretaries across the nation, having recognized this tendency in bettors, have scheduled increasing numbers of pacer races.


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But, unlike driver licensing and helmet regulation, there is no movement afoot to change the makeup of harness races. He leaves a son, David, 16; a brother, Frank Jr.

Smullin’s death was announced at Freestate by track president Frank DeFrancis. Goudreau was involved in the accident on August 27, and suffered severe injuries. In an interview with the L.

He was 34 years old. Exit Smiling Smashes In Maverick. In the first turn, the driving bit broke and Goudreau lost all control over his horse.