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Ronald Pierce

Full name: Ronald D. Pierce
Born: 06/21/1956
Birthplace: Livermore, CA
Residence: Clarksburg, NJ
Height: 5-foot-7
Colors: Red-White-Blue
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Career

Pierce became a fixture on the California circuit in the mid-‘80s and made it big by winning his first driving title during the summer/fall harness meet at Los Alamitos in 1985…In 1981 competed in Macau, China…Expanded his horizons in 1986 as he was the leading dash-winning driver during the spring meet at Fairplex Park and also at Canterbury Downs...Since moving to New Jersey in the late ‘80s, Pierce has consistently been among the driving leaders there and his overall numbers have ranked him with the best in the sport…In 2004 he finished first in the North American earnings standings with a bankroll of $12,329,238 and was named Driver of the Year by the United States Harness Writers’ Association…In both 2004 and 2005, he was named as the Driver of the Year on the Grand Circuit…In 2006, won his second money title with a new career high of $14,433,337…Won the 1999 Triple Crown with Pacer of the Year Blissfull Hall…Regular pilot in 2010 for Enough Talk, the Dan Patch Award winner as the sport’s leading older trotting male…Captured his third Hambletonian in 2010 when Muscle Massive won the $1.5 million final…Was inducted into the Living Hall of Fame in Goshen in 2005.
Personal loves the outdoors…first car was a 1969 Chevy Impala…favorite food is Sika Deer, which is found on the eastern shore of Maryland…his first job was around age 4, washing jog carts for a quarter a piece…depending on the season, he will ski, fish, scuba dive, or turkey hunt…has a bloodhound, a beagle, and two cats…his cat Poncho is a Bengal cat and “a real character”…appreciates all his victories but greatest racing experience was winning the Triple Crown with Blissful Hall…is motivated by the money he can earn, but also because he looks forward to getting on great Grand Circuit horses…considers himself very fortunate to drive great horses for some of the best trainers in North America…also loves getting first call on many great colts and fillies; loves seeing the babies grow…when inside, watches National Geographic  or the Outdoor Channels
 
Career Driving Statistics & Major Wins
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UDR Money Won Rank
2015 503 102 74 64 .327 925,360
2014 3002 448 (12) 469 384 .279 10,972,786 (3)
2013 3444 538 (8) 479 490 .281 11,556,840 (5)
2012 2903 430 (18) 417 410 .275 9,991,133 (5)
2011 3089 479 (10) 471 391 .282 13,525,726 (3)
2010 2615 385 365 303 .263 10,191,585 (6)
2009 2564 394 (20) 368 328 .276 12,870,530 (2)
2008 2310 347 303 306 .267 11,982,550 (4)
2007 2529 398 (23) 348 360 .281 13,364,014 (2)
2006 2667 456 (18) 387 322 .292 14,433,337 (1)
2005 2459 421 (14) 319 307 .285 13,538,851 (2)
2004 2210 396 (22) 317 281 .301 12,329,238 (1)
2003 1962 280 265 269 .263 9,361,745 (2)
2002 1752 248 242 209 .258 6,894,080 (5)
2001 1720 183 225 200 .218 5,333,285 (13)
2000 2051 270 287 267 .253 6,988,758 (6)
1999 2437 312 (25) 303 300 .238 6,160,983 (6)
1998 2481 328 302 333 .245 5,922,143 (5)
1997 1815 226 239 242 .242 5,235,725 (6)
1996 2029 223 270 249 .225 3,708,780 (13)
1995 2621 355 (19) 332 330 .248 4,047,881 (9)
1994 1909 232 238 233 .231 2,924,828 (11)
1993 2546 361 (13) 369 343 .267 4,938,410 (3)
1992 2518 368 (14) 362 378 .276 4,077,666 (8)
1991 2162 309 (19) 314 261 .264 4,115,407 (5)
1990 1889 226 194 246 .220 2,779,875 (15)
1989 1541 168 199 176 .219 2,968,938 (12)
1988 1265 140 147 134 .211 1,238,052
1987 572 46 44 56 .156 485,841
1986 1109 208 183 145 .323 958,743
1985 964 143 142 163 .287 871,318
1984 557 57 79 77 .227 328,865
1983 370 36 36 59 .205 153,763
1982 91 8 5 10 .155 41,444
1981 42 1 3 8 .127 10,993
1980 205 27 25 31 .250 51,336
1979 62 9 11 9 .292 25,906
1978 21 2 1 2 .153 14,985
1977 23 6 1 3 .329 16,106
1976 24 2 5 4 .255 6,371
1975 1 0 0 0 .000 0
67034 9570 (19) 9140 8681 .000 215,346,577 (3)
 

ADIOS
(04) Timesareachanging
(05) Village Jolt

BETSY ROSS
(10) Cuz She Can

BREEDERS CROWN (2cp)
(09) All Speed Hanover
(98) Badlands Hanover
(03) I Am A Fool
(04) Village Jolt
(08) Well Said

BREEDERS CROWN (2ct)
(06) Donato Hanover

BREEDERS CROWN (2ft)
(05) Passionate Glide
(10) Martiniontherocks

BREEDERS CROWN (3ct)
(91) Giant Victory
(03) Mr Muscleman

BREEDERS CROWN (3fp)
(04) Rainbow Blue
(05) Belovedangel

BREEDERS CROWN (3ft)
(99) Oolong
(10) Impressive Kemp

BREEDERS CROWN (Hp)
(04) Boulder Creek

BREEDERS CROWN (Ht)
(05) Mr Muscleman

BREEDERS CROWN (Mp)
(92) Shady Daisy
(06) Burning Point

BREEDERS CROWN (Mt)
(04) Armbro Affair
(06) Mystical Sunshine

BREEDERS CROWN (Ot)
(99) Supergrit
(10) Enough Talk

CANADIAN TROTTING CLASSIC
(03) Mr Muscleman
(07) Donato Hanover

CANE PACE
(99) Blissfull Hall
(04) Timesareachanging
(06) Total Truth
(08) Art Official

COLONIAL
(09) Explosive Matter

CONFEDERATION CUP
(00) High On Emotion

DELVIN MILLER MEMORIAL
(06) Passionate Glide

FAN HANOVER
(04) Rainbow Blue
(07) Tidewaterdragonfly

GLEN GARNSEY MEMORIAL
(04) Rainbow Blue

GOLDSMITH MAID
(09) Costa Rica
(05) Passionate Glide

GOVERNOR’S CUP
(97) Sealed N Delivered
(03) I Am A Fool

HAMBLETONIAN
(93) American Winner
(07) Donato Hanover
(10) Muscle Massive

HAMBLETONIAN OAKS
(02) Windylane Hanover
(03) Southwind Allaire
(06) Passionate Glide

HOOSIER CUP
(98) Dragon Again
(10) World Of Rocknroll

KENTUCKY FILLY FUTURITY
(05) Her Culese
(06) Passionate Glide

KENTUCKY FUTURITY
(02) Like A Prayer
(03) Mr Muscleman
(07) Donato Hanover

LITTLE BROWN JUG
(09) Well Said
(98) Shady Character
(99) Blissfull Hall
(04) Timesareachanging

MAPLE LEAF TROT
(04) Mr Muscleman
(05) Mr Muscleman

MEADOWLANDS PACE
(09) Well Said
(97) Dream Away
(08) Art Official

MERRIE ANNABELLE
(04) Reinvent

MESSENGER
(99) Blissfull Hall
(06) Palone Ranger

MISTLETOE SHALEE
(06) Armbro Dancer

NORTH AMERICA CUP
(09) Well Said
(06) Total Truth

PEACEFUL WAY
(09) Costa Rica

PETER HAUGHTON MEMORIAL
(03) Tom Ridge
(04) New York Yank
(06) Donato Hanover

ROSES ARE RED
(06) Burning Point

STANLEY DANCER
(05) Classic Photo
(07) Donato Hanover
(10) Muscle Massive

TATTERSALLS PACE
(02) Ashlee’s Big Guy
(08) Art Official

THREE DIAMONDS
(00) Electrical Art

TITAN CUP
(10) Enough Talk

WILLIAM HAUGHTON MEMORIAL
(95) Misfit

WOODROW WILSON
(89) Sam Francisco Ben
(04) Village Jolt
(05) Western Ace

WORLD TROTTING DERBY
(04) Tom Ridge
(07) Donato Hanover

YONKERS TROT
(09) Judge Joe
(93) American Winner