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Miller, Morgan take dash titles

12:31 PM 29 Dec 2019 NZDT
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Brett Miller accepts the Hollywood Dayton Leading Driver Award from OHHA Executive Director Renee Mancino, Director Of Racing Jason Bluhm and Race Secretary Gregg Keidel.
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Robert Feinberg accepts the Leading Trainer Award for 2019 on behalf of Virgil Morgan Jr. Joining in the presentation were Hollywood Gaming Director Of Racing Jason Bluhm, Executive Director Renee Mancino of the OHHA and Race Secretary Gregg Keidel.
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DAYTON, OH. - The curtain fell on the annual Hollywood Dayton Raceway meet on Saturday night (Dec. 28), its sixth consecutive year of handle growth.
 
"Our overall all sources handle was up over $2 million for the meet," exclaimed first year Director Of Racing Jason Bluhm, "resulting in a 14% increase in our daily average. I'm especially excited about the strong finish to the 2019 meet and the prospects for the future."
 
Leading driver and trainer awards were presented to Brett Miller, who drove 151 winners during the 78-day meet, and Virgil Morgan Jr., who harnessed 52 winners during the session.
Miller, a winner of 8,450 races in his career, sported a .316 UDRS during the Dayton meet and banked over $1.2 million with his mounts.
 
Morgan Jr. won races at a 23% clip, flashing a .343 UTRS while his stable earned over $370,000 in purses.
 
Rounding out the Top Ten among reinsmen were Jeremy Smith, Tyler Smith, Josh Sutton, Dan Noble, Kayne Kauffman, Chris Page, Trevor Smith, Cameron McCown and Shawn Barker II.
 
Top Ten trainers, in addition to Morgan Jr., were Peter Redder, Dan Noble, Ron Burke, Charles Stewart, Kayne Kauffman, Jessica Smith, Tyler George, Jeff Brewer and Adam Short.
 
Hollywood Dayton Raceway would like to wish a happy and prosperous New Year to all the horsemen who raced over the acclaimed five-eighths mile oval in 2019.
 
From Hollywood Dayton Raceway
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