Better late than never they say, even if it is late on a Saturday night as harness racing driver David Miller waited until the second to last chance (race) on the race program and scored his 11,000th career win in the 12th race at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
Miller now joins an elite group of only seven other drivers in the history of harnes racing to have surpassed 11,000 career wins.
He won number 11,000 with the pacer Dull Roar as they held on by just a neck.
Miller's is having another banner year that will be culminated on July 6 with his induction into the Harness Racing Museum's Hall of Fame.
It's not every day that a world record mile occurs in a C-1 Pace, but that happened tonight at The Meadowlands in the 11th race as Mighty Young Joe lowered his lifetime mark again at age 11, to 1:49.3 for trainer/driver Stacy Chiodo. That mark is the fastest mile ever for a female driver and the first sub-1:50 mile by a female driver, and Chiodo clearly knew it as she waived her whip in triumph when she crossed the wire and saw the teletimer. For Mighty Young Joe, this marked the 30th victory in his career, with earnings approaching $500,000.
by Steve Wolf, for Harnesslink.com