LEBANON, OH. -extended his lead in the dash standings at the inaugural meet at Miami Valley Raceway notching four wins on the Thursday night program.
The 35-year-old reinsman, determined to defend the dash title he earned at the final meet at nearby Lebanon Raceway in 2013, has 64 victories through the first 45 nights of racing. Runneruphas 49 wins, 44, 37 and 35. Rounding out the top twelve are 31, Kyle Ater 30, 29, 27, 25, Pat Berry 23 and 21.
Kauffman's $257,022 also tops the 'Money Won' list with 20 of the 65 nights of the track's first meet still remaining. Noble's $201,000 is second while another ten drivers have earned over $100,000 with their mounts thus far.
His four wins on Thursday night came from four different stables. He won with Southern Accent for trainer., Gordyyys Pet for conditioner Chris Short, RM Mornin Sunshine for Gavin Bixler, and Countmymuscles, a trotter from his own barn.
The trainer's title is still up for grabs withand Virgil Morgan Jr. currently deadlocked at the top of the list with 23 triumphs. and Chris Short are well within striking distance with 18 victories apiece. They are followed by 15, 13, and Terry Deters 12 each, and Sherif Cunmulaj 11, and Roy Murphy Jr. 10.
Morgan's $91,210 narrowly heads the stable earnings list which boasts ten different trainers averaging over $1000 earned per program.
Statistically, post position five is winning at an alarming 18.1 % clip, followed by PP 4 at 15.3, PP 3 at 14.5, and PP's 2 and 1 both at 12.5. Post time favorites have won 33.47% of the races which are averaging over 8.6 starters per race.
From the Miami valley Publicity Department