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Wilder & Morgan nearing big milestones in racing

07:22 AM 04 Sep 2013 NZST
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Mike Wilder is three wins away from his 6,000th career win
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Virgil Morgan, Jr. is just 8 wins away from his 5,000th training victory

Two horsemen who ply their trade mainly at The Meadows are fast approaching some major milestones in their racing careers.

Driver Mike Wilder is now just three wins away from scoring his 6,000th career win and trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr,. is just eight wins away from posting his 5,000th training victory.

Weekend Back Track

$360,211 Cane Pace, 3-year-old pacers, Sept. 2, Tioga Downs

1. Captaintreacherous, 2. Word Power, 3. Wake Up Peter. Time: 1:49.2. Margin: Neck.

Winning driver: Tim Tetrick. Winning trainer: Tony Alagna. Winning owner: Captaintreacherous Racing.

$122,212 Shady Daisy, 3-year-old filly pacers, Sept. 2, Tioga Downs

1. Scandalous Hanover, 2. Ms Caila J Fra, 3. Shebestingin. Time: 1:51. Margin: Neck.

Winning driver: David Miller. Winning trainer: Casie Coleman. Winning owners: West Wins Stable, Adriano Sorella.

$205,608 Simcoe Stakes, 3-year-old filly trotters, Sept. 2, Mohawk

1. Bee A Magician, 2. Shared Past, 3. Motown Muscle. Time: 1:52.3 (stakes record). Margin: 1-3/4.

Winning driver: Rick Zeron. Winning trainer: Nifty Norman. Winning owners: Melvin Hartman, Herb Liverman, David McDuffee.

$205,608 Simcoe Stakes, 3-year-old filly pacers, Sept. 2, Mohawk

1. I Luv The Nitelife, 2. Aunt Caroline, 3. Love Canal. Time: 1:50. Margin: 1.

Winning driver: Tim Tetrick. Winning trainer: Chris Ryder. Winning owners: Richard and Joanne Young.

$648,850 Metro Pace, 2-year-old pacers, Aug. 31, Mohawk

1. Boomboom Ballykeel, 2. Western Vintage, 3. Some Major Beach. Time: 1:50.4. Margin: 2-1/4.

Winning driver: Sylvain Filion. Winning trainer: Richard Moreau. Winning owner: Ballykeel Racing.

$618,450 Canadian Pacing Derby, older pacers, Aug. 31, Mohawk

1. A Rocknroll Dance, 2. Clear Vision, 3. Foiled Again. Time: 1:47.2 (stakes record; equals track and Canadian record). Margin: Nose.

Winning driver: Tim Tetrick. Winning trainer: Jim Mulinix. Winning owner: A Rocknroll Dance Stable.

$428,450 She’s A Great Lady, 2-year-old filly pacers, Aug. 31, Mohawk

1. Precocious Beauty, 2. Gallie Bythe Beach, 3. Beach Gal. Time: 1:50.2 (equals stakes record). Margin: 1/2.

Winning driver: Doug McNair. Winning trainer: Gregg McNair. Winning owner: James Avritt.

$115,650 Simcoe Stakes divisions, 3-year-old trotters, Aug. 31, Mohawk

1. Lindy’s Tru Grit, 2. E L Rocket, 3. High Bridge. Time: 1:53.4. Margin: Neck.

1. Your So Vain. 2. Deadliest Catch. 3. Loco Caballo. Time: 1:53.4. Margin: 4-3/4.

HORSES BY EARNINGS

 

Horse Name

Age

Sex

Gait

Sts

1st

2nd

3rd

Earnings

CAPTAINTREACHEROUS

3

H

P

8

7

1

0

1,431,273

BEE A MAGICIAN

3

M

T

11

11

0

0

948,759

ROYALTY FOR LIFE

3

H

T

9

5

1

0

874,850

I LUV THE NITELIFE

3

M

P

11

10

0

1

852,350

FOILED AGAIN

9

G

P

20

5

3

7

668,234

CORKY

3

H

T

13

4

5

3

660,191

PET ROCK

4

H

P

11

2

3

1

558,508

SMILIN ELI

3

H

T

10

4

3

1

534,500

SPIDER BLUE CHIP

3

G

T

11

6

1

1

512,113

VEGAS VACATION

3

G

P

12

6

3

1

492,431

 

DRIVERS BY EARNINGS

 

First Name

Last Name

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Earnings

Tim

Tetrick

2232

439

318

300

10,805,318

Brian

Sears

1604

388

280

239

9,449,214

Yannick

Gingras

1632

349

265

221

8,377,282

David

Miller

2015

285

308

282

7,593,810

Ronald

Pierce

2564

403

344

356

7,113,282

Corey

Callahan

2558

447

316

354

6,456,160

George

Brennan

1724

288

305

203

6,273,212

Matthew

Kakaley

2060

316

320

303

5,405,413

Andy

Miller

1938

284

278

248

5,232,311

James

Morrill Jr.

1212

292

242

147

4,897,624

 

DRIVERS BY WINS

 

First Name

Last Name

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Earnings

Corey

Callahan

2558

447

316

354

6,456,160

Ronnie

Wrenn Jr.

2039

445

318

278

1,748,958

Tim

Tetrick

2232

439

318

300

10,805,318

David

Palone

1635

432

242

166

4,268,400

Ronald

Pierce

2564

403

344

356

7,113,282

Bruce

Aldrich Jr.

2196

395

335

294

1,827,672

Brian

Sears

1604

388

280

239

9,449,214

Aaron

Merriman

2233

380

370

309

2,857,040

Michael

Oosting

1610

369

265

217

2,322,026

Tyler

Smith

1964

356

284

247

2,227,440

 

TRAINERS BY EARNINGS

 

First Name

Last Name

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Earnings

Ronald

Burke

3071

721

504

354

13,462,430

Jimmy

Takter

384

93

53

55

4,420,541

Tony

Alagna

512

96

64

55

3,521,489

Rene

Allard

1362

313

209

157

3,327,620

Ervin

Miller

929

184

148

124

2,889,915

P J

Fraley

650

127

101

89

2,875,311

Richard

Moreau

964

196

158

145

2,729,467

Virgil

Morgan Jr.

984

247

144

119

2,633,961

Tony

O’Sullivan

573

105

98

65

2,511,644

Linda

Toscano

391

78

53

73

2,502,717

 

DRIVERS/TRAINERS APPROACHING MILESTONES

 

Driver Wins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First

Middle

Last Name

Suffix

LTD Wins

LTD Earnings

Last Track

Last Start

W

Mike

Wilder

 

5997

$42,137,535

ScD

8/31/2013

Eric

S

Ledford

 

4993

$56,786,775

Mea

8/31/2013

Howard

G

Parker

 

4985

$45,452,303

PcD

8/30/2013

Norman

Chris

Boring

 

3979

$19,828,659

RP

7/6/2013

Howard

E

Davis

Jr

3975

$30,459,321

Har

9/2/2013

Timothy

W

Curtin

 

2985

$20,936,317

May

6/6/2013

Patrick

D

Berry

 

2980

$27,293,459

YR

9/2/2013

David

Floyd

Carey

 

2972

$2,433,051

Truro

9/1/2013

Ronald

L

Cushing

 

1997

$7,451,274

Wind

9/1/2013

Steven

C

Wiseman

 

1996

$7,552,141

Aces

8/31/2013

Ron

Paul

Wrenn

 

1995

$6,069,816

Nfld

7/18/2013

Rodney

J

Bolon

 

1992

$9,376,910

Mea

8/16/2013

Robert

H

Shepherd

 

1991

$14,648,536

GeoD

8/31/2013

Simon

 

Allard

 

1983

$15,248,659

TgDn

9/2/2013

Jerry

G E

Landess

 

1980

$2,037,837

Green

8/23/2013

John

Paul

Cummings

Jr

1980

$8,646,735

Btva

9/2/2013

Kelly

R

Sheppard

 

1971

$9,404,905

GRvr

8/28/2013

Vaughan

A

Doyle

 

997

$780,366

Summ

9/2/2013

James

R

Mc Donald

 

997

$2,949,812

PPk

7/27/2013

Charles

M

Conrad

 

996

$5,778,458

Sbyvl

9/2/2013

DANIEL

R                            

OBRIAN

      

992

$2,122,046

GeoD

8/27/2013

Stephen

K

O'Toole

 

986

$2,423,974

PRc

9/3/2012

Robert                       

L                            

Sparling                               

Jr

986

$5,212,019

Dres

9/2/2013

Clayton

 

Faurot

Jr

981

$2,456,655

Mea

6/12/2013

Joseph

 

Ricco

Jr

978

$3,727,744

MR

8/28/2013

GORDEN

A

MCKNIGHT

 

977

$2,885,134

Sar

8/31/2013

Wilbur

L

Yoder

 

976

$6,353,491

Mea

8/31/2013

John

D

Finn

 

975

$3,612,590

DuQ

8/25/2013

Darren

R

Crowe

 

975

$1,448,955

Truro

8/29/2013

Jeffrey

A

Smith

 

971

$2,729,884

Lex

8/29/2013

RONALD

I

MATHESON

 

970

$1,032,726

Chrtn

8/31/2013

Rocky

Joe

Loney

 

970

$2,398,869

VnWrt

8/29/2013

Steven

B

Norris

 

970

$2,548,111

RidC

8/29/2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Driver earnings in U.S. dollars

 

 

 

 

 

 

First

Middle

Last Name

Suffix

LTD Wins

LTD Earnings

Last Track

Last Start

Luc

R

Ouellette

 

8535

$129,529,339

Moh

8/29/2013

Stephane

L

Bouchard

 

7866

$69,999,632

Stga

8/31/2013

Peter

M

Wrenn

 

9102

$59,751,101

Lex

9/1/2013

Paul

G                             

MacKenzie

      

7769

$39,931,958

Dres

9/2/2013

James

R

Pantaleano

 

6122

$39,756,951

YR

9/2/2013

Raymond

W

Schnittker

 

2634

$39,710,068

Btva

9/2/2013

Jordan

D

Stratton

 

2321

$29,936,503

YR

9/2/2013

Aaron

Edward

Merriman

 

5938

$29,640,462

ScD

8/31/2013

Michael

A

Forte

 

3263

$19,923,592

MR

6/3/2013

Norman

Chris

Boring

 

3979

$19,828,659

RP

7/6/2013

Jimmy

W

Takter

 

711

$19,787,099

Moh

8/30/2013

Thomas

D

Strauss

 

2552

$19,687,609

GeoD

8/31/2013

Darrell

L

Coville

 

6564

$19,544,572

RidC

9/1/2013

Richard

Lee

Farrington

 

1250

$9,963,277

HoP

8/31/2013

Below that are trainers who may be approaching win milestones.

USTA started tracking trainer statistics in 1991, so the trainers listed in green may have had training starts and wins prior to 1991, so the Life Wins column for those trainers may not be accurate.

Trainer Approaching Wins Milestones

 

First

Middle

Last Name

suffix

Life Wins

Life Earnings

Last Track

Last Start

birth_date

Virgil

V

Morgan

Jr

4992

$41,615,720.00

ScD

9/2/2013

11/23/1965

John

G

Kina

 

1985

$5,997,768.00

RP

9/1/2013

3/1/1969

Roger

S

Welch

 

989

$13,017,393.00

BmlP

8/31/2013

9/22/1963

Matias

S

Ruiz

 

989

$3,694,560.00

Phl

9/1/2013

2/24/1958

Jeffrey

R

Gillis

 

989

$19,624,382.00

Moh

8/31/2013

10/1/1977

Edgar

R

Clarke

 

981

$5,293,443.00

VD

9/2/2013

12/6/1955

Guy

 

Gagnon

 

979

$4,998,721.00

RidC

9/1/2013

12/20/1968

James

R

Mc Donald

 

974

$4,558,300.00

PPk

7/27/2013

10/12/1955



by Ken Weingartner Harness Racing Communications
 

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