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Ronald Gurfein

Full name: Ronald S. Gurfein
Born: 10/30/1940
Birthplace: New York, NY
Residence: Delray Beach, FL
Height: 5-foot-8
Colors: White-Brown
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Career

Gurfein is one of the top conditioners of trotters and a 2006 inductee into the Living Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y…Opened up his stable in 1965, moved to Monticello in 1967 and spent the better part of the next two decades at the Mighty M…He toiled in relative obscurity through that time even though he won the 1982 Adios Stakes with Higher Power and also conditioned the likes of Hardesty ($367,426) and the world champion mare Franconia ($527,151)…Moved to the Meadowlands in 1987 and five years later came up with an imposing trio of Imperfection, Baltic Striker, and Lady Starlet…Hit the pinnacle of the sport later that decade with horses such as Victory Dream and Beat The Wheel…The best horse of his career was the outstanding trotting filly Continentalvictory, who captured the Yonkers Trot and Hambletonian in 1996 on her way to earning Horse of the Year honors…Other top horses include 1999 Dan Patch Award divisional champion Self Possessed and 2003 Trotter of the Year Cantab Hall…Won the 1999 Glen Garnsey Trainer of the Year Award from the United States Harness Writers' Association.
Personal

Favorite food is sweetbreads grilled with lemon, white wine, and garlic…first car was a 1947 Plymouth convertible…sold advertising specialties when he was 13…has a Royal Standard Poodle…watches “24” and CNN on TV…is father to Lauren and Blake…loves to read…favorite hobby is playing tennis…says he is motivates by his “obsession with the trotting horse.”
 
Career Training Statistics & Dan Patch Award Winners
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UTR Money Won Rank
2017 18 1 3 1 .167 32,171
2016 12 2 0 2 .222 24,200
2015 48 8 4 10 .282 149,432
2014 50 8 1 7 .218 131,823
2013 71 12 12 9 .305 220,702
2012 89 10 14 17 .263 306,545
2011 79 14 11 12 .305 338,108
2010 108 19 11 12 .270 301,231
2009 160 23 30 23 .296 685,802
2008 218 28 31 38 .266 1,263,689
2007 167 33 30 22 .341 1,654,748
2006 116 32 25 10 .424 1,579,194
2005 152 23 21 19 .270 930,104
2004 125 20 19 13 .279 1,362,996
2003 125 24 12 13 .280 780,250
2002 145 25 25 20 .314 699,255
2001 98 5 15 15 .187 284,070
2000 151 23 20 14 .257 581,159
1999 170 39 17 23 .330 2,064,639 (8)
1998 221 41 48 26 .345 1,764,320 (11)
1997 172 30 24 21 .293 1,309,949 (17)
1996 143 38 16 22 .379 1,901,730 (8)
1995 245 62 36 17 .358 1,525,190 (12)
1994 150 35 21 14 .342 1,328,950 (11)
1993 159 24 26 15 .273 491,127
1992 222 51 31 20 .337 1,727,285 (5)
1991 205 43 27 21 .317 934,015 (15)
3619 673 530 436 .000 24,372,684
 

DAN PATCH AWARD WINNERS

2-YEAR-OLD COLT TROT
(03) Cantab Hall

2-YEAR-OLD FILLY TROT
(95) Continentalvictory

3-YEAR-OLD COLT TROT
(94) Victory Dream
(99) Self Possessed

3-YEAR-OLD FILLY TROT
(92) Imperfection
(96) Continentalvictory

TROTTER OF THE YEAR
(96) Continentalvictory
(03) Cantab Hall

HORSE OF THE YEAR
(96) Continentalvictory