Desire documentary selected as
Film festival finalist!
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to see all the finalists
in the Dutch Trotting magazine "Draf en
Thank you for your interest
in Harness Dreams, the story of Real Desire's
incredible career and The Burgess Family's success
with training and racing him. We hope the program
has kindled an interest in how you can get involved
in this exciting and fulfilling sport. There
are many opportunities available and a number
of avenues you can take to get started. Whether
you're considering owning a horse, breeding,
driving in a harness race, or simply adopting
a horse to love as your own, the resources here
will lead you to the organizations to contact
for further information.
here to purchase a copy of this DVD
For further information
about Harness Dreams, Standardbreds, or harness
racing, please contact either:
" About Real Desire
" Show Times
" Get A Copy Of The Show
" Standardbred Resources
" Press Release
ABOUT HARNESS DREAMS
Dreams presents the story of Real Desire, a
record-setting horse who performed well beyond
the expectations of his owners and trainers.
Blair and Karin Burgess, who purchased and trained
Real Desire, were able to fulfill a life-long
dream of their own through Real Desire's prowess
on the track. They purchased their own farm
and turned it into a private training stable
where they could live out their dream with horses.
The Burgesses are still enjoying the fruits
of their labor today, and continue to train
winning horses, such as Amigo Hall. The special
also gives an overview of the challenges and
excitement inherent to harness racing, and includes
interviews from some of the industry's top names-including
John Campbell, one of Real Desire's drivers,
and George Segal, the owner of Brittany Farms.
Real Desire's success
may not be typical of all horses in harness
racing, but stands as a stunning example of
how hard work and dedication-and a little luck
can come together on the racetrack to produce
a multimillion-dollar winner.
Click the links above
for show times or to find
out how you can get involved with Standardbreds
and harness racing.
ABOUT REAL DESIRE
Desire is a horse who came from humble beginnings
but became one of the top-winning pacers in
history. Real Desire earned millions before
retiring to stud, and was ultimately named Pacer
of the Year and Horse of the Year in 2002.
Real Desire began his racing career winning
8 of 10 starts at 2, establishing a world record
of 1:50.4 and earning nearly a half-million
dollars. He captured the $1,000,000 Meadowlands
Pace, Breeders Crown and Hoosier Cup at 3, earning
over $1.6-million that season, and capped his
brilliant career as a 4-year-old with another
Breeders Crown triumph and other FFA wins that
ultimately led to "Horse of the Year"
honors. He was the fastest pacer of the year
in his 4-year-old season (1:48.2) and retired
to stud with career earnings of over $3.1-million,
at the time ranking him the third-richest pacer
Harness Dreams is premiering on RFD-TV, available
through satellite television
Thursday, March 31 at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. EST
Friday April 1 at 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. EST
Sunday April 3 at 5:30 p.m. EST
The show is carried on Dish Network channel
9409 and DirecTV channel 379.
A COPY OF THE SHOW
To receive a DVD copy of the show, please contact
Monica Thors at 609-933-1689, or send an e-mail
The US Trotting Association
The governing organization of harness racing.
Many resources are available from their website.
750 Michigan Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
For statistics: x87
For prospective owner
Promotes alternative careers for Standardbreds
- riding, driving, showing, trails, and other.
Large component for youth program to promote
Standardbreds to kids.
877-800-8782 x 3260
Where Real Desire was born, and where he is
currently at stud.
P.O. Box 518
Versailles, KY 40383
Art Zubrod, Farm Manager
Contact for information about breeding, foaling,
race horses, stallion syndication, yearling
preparation, pedigree research, or consultation.
- for stallion management
To adopt a Standardbred. This organization has
been operating for 16 years and follows each
horse throughout its life.
49 East Main Street
P. O. Box 763
Freehold N.J. 07728
Harness Racing Museum
and Hall of Fame
Dedicated to comprehensive, active and authoritative
support and promotion of the Standardbred industry
through documentation and preservation of the
history and traditions of this American-born
P. O. Box 590
240 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924
The Delvin Miller Amateur
Standardbred Driving Club
web site for more information and also to
see other Standardbred driving clubs throughout
the United States.
The Harness Horse Youth
Provides young people information and experiences
with harness horses
16575 Carey Road
Westfield, IN 46074
14: Harness Racing Special to debut on RFD-TV
Aug 11: Harness
Dreams Documentary Selected Finalist in
Prestigious Film Festival
10: Real Desire Documentary To Be Rebroadcast
on Satellite TV
RFD-TV - "Rural America's
Most Important Network"
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Harness Dreams Was Made Possible By:
Racing Museum and Hall of Fame
Farms, Lexington Kentucky