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Kayne Kauffman started his career as a horse driver when he was 16 years old and earned many victories. The 38 year old was born in Greenville, Ohio and in 1996 he accumulated over $1.5 million after he began driving at the pari-mutuels. Today he is a harness driver and a trainer as well.
Jack was born in 1965 nearby Washington Court House. He has two older brothers, Jim and Jeff, who also compete in harness racing. In 2009 they all lead their horses and finished first (Jeff), second (Jack) and third (Jim). This was a rare event in any competition. Jack Dailey regularly involves in harness racing competitions.
Trent Tharps was an Ohio horseman born in 1961 in Wilmington, graduate of Warren County Career Center, avid horse enthusiast and a driver for many years. Unfortunately he died unexpectedly 10 days after his 51st birthday, on 27 December 2012. He will be remembered for his great performances as a harness racer.
Jeff Nisonger is a 35 year old horseman and policeman living in Ohio with his wife and two little girls. He had a passion for harness racing and at some point in his life he had to chose between his two full time careers he had at same time. In his 19 years old career as a horse driver he had plenty of success and won over $8.5 million.
Tony Rose is a horce racing driver born in 1973 in Ohio. His father was a horse trainer, and he got the racing bug from his uncle. The passionate horseman suffered a brain surgery in 2010 after discovering a tumor in his brain, located behind his left eye. Luckily, he is well now and enjoying his passion and his family.
Dan Noble is a 32 year old horse racer. The passion for horses run in his family. His great grandfather made a life in Xenia, Ohio and passed on the stable torch to his son, Sam Noble Jr., and then to the Ohio Hall of Famer Sam (Chip) Noble, Dan’s dad, and now to Dan. He is currently keeping the family tradition in this sport, and is still stabled in the same barn as his great grandfather in Xenia.
Sam (Chip) Noble
Hall of Famer Sam “Chip” Noble III died at the age of 60, in January 2014. He learned about the sports from his father, Sam Noble Jr.. He was among the best horse drivers and trainers in the sport, the winner of North American UDR crowns in 1978, 1981 and 1983. Sam “Chip” Noble III represented the US in the World Driving Championship in 2001 and 2003. He remains an important character in the sport and a model for aspiring drivers.