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Friday Feature

Ryan Grundy making most of the opoortunities

Ryan Grundy is off to a good start to this meet, bringing down a solid group of performers from Canada who are proving quite photogenic.

If the name Grundy sounds familiar, it’s because Ryan is the 35-year-old great nephew of the late Jim Grundy, a mainstay on this circuit for decades and one of the best driver/trainers to every ply their trade in California.

Jim Grundy passed away in 2009 at the age of 74. He made 2,617 trips to the charmed enclosure as a driver, with more than $10.3 million in earnings and was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2007.

“I grew up around the horses,” Ryan related. “I was probably about 6 years old when I knew this was what I wanted to do.”

It was Jim Grundy’s brother, Art, who was a mentor to Ryan. “My grandfather is the one who taught me everything. He was very good at bringing young horses to the races and did all his own shoeing, which I also do.”

Ryan struck out on his own in his early 20’s, starting out on the fair circuit in Manitoba.

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There are two wagers offered here each night that come with a reduced 16 percent takeout rate. They are the 50-cent Pick 5, which is decided on the first five races on the evening; and the 20-cent Pick 4 on the penultimate four races. The Pick 4 comes with a guaranteed gross pool that has now been raised to $30,000.