MILLER VOTED USHWA TRAINER OF THE YEAR

09:51 PM 29 Dec 2005 NZDT
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Erv Miller (right) with Ron Pierce
Erv Miller (right) with Ron Pierce
New Image Media - Classic Photo (2005 CTC Final)

Ervin Miller has been named the Glen Garnsey Memorial Trainer of the Year in voting by the directors of the U.S. Harness Writers Association.

Miller is a Illinois-based trainer who made it big on the national scene in 2005 with the likes of trotter Classic Photo and pacer Loyal Opposition.

Miller, 39, ranks second in North America with $5.3 million in harness racing purses and is fourth with 309 wins.

Classic Photo won the Canadian Trotting Classic, was second in the Hambletonian and earned nearly $1.4 million before retiring because of injury. Loyal Opposition won 14 of 20 starts in the older pacing mare division, including the Breeders Crown, and earned $673,525.

Miller also trained 2-Year-Old filly pacer Little Miss K, who won the She's A Great Lady and earned $530,089.

He will be honoured at the Night of Stars banquet February 8 during the Harness Racing Congress at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The Glen Garnsey award honors the late Hall of Fame horseman, who died in his prime in 1985.

Courtesy Of Gerry Connors, Secretary, The United States Harness Writers Association

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