Day At The Track

Stratton wins his 3,000th race

06:42 AM 21 Nov 2016 NZDT
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Jordan Stratton Jordan Stratton with Bingo Queen
Jordan Stratton joined in the winner’s circle presentation by his brother, Cory
Chris Brokate Photo
Jordan Stratton with Bingo Queen
Chris Brokate Photo

YONKERS, NY, Sunday, November 20, 2016 - After nearly doing it with a 73-1 number a race earlier, harness racing driver Jordan Stratton won his 3,000th career race Sunday afternoon.

Stratton teamed with Bingo Queen ($7.70) for a powerful, first-up Yonkers Raceway victory in the $21,600, second-race trot. The pair negotiated the mile-and-a-quarter distance in 2:29 en route to a 2¾-length win.

Stratton nearly blew up the tote board in the late-morning opener, missing a hard-charging head in the featured Open Handicap Trot.

"I appreciate the number, probably more than my family does," Stratton said. Then, in a rather bold assumption, he offered that "they love me anyway."

The affable 29-year-old Stratton, regular chauffeur of George Morton Levy Series winner Bit of a Legend N, was joined in the winner's circle presentation by his brother, Cory, a pretty fair horseman in his own right.

Jordan Stratton has earned $45 million in purses in a career which began in 2006.

His 225 wins place him fifth in this season's local driver standings.

Frank Drucker

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