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Jody Jamieson joins the $100-million club

08:13 PM 10 Aug 2013 NZST
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Driver Jody Jamieson joins the $100 million club Panpero Firpo found the wire first
Driver Jody Jamieson joins the $100 million club
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Panpero Firpo found the wire first
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CAMPBELLVILLE, August 9 - Driver Jody Jamieson surpassed the coveted career earnings milestone of $100-million with a victory aboard Panpero Firpo in an $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots division for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings Friday evening at Mohawk Racetrack.

Jamieson and Panpero Firpo found the wire first in 1:51.1 for trainer David Menary.

The momentous occasion came in race two on the program.

Jamieson, a three-time O’Brien Award winner as Canada’s Driver of the Year, was honoured to surpass the milestone.

"A 36-year-old with a $100 million career is just unbelievable to me," said Jamieson following the milestone. "I've had some great memories in races I've won on my own and with my dad (Carl).

"I remember when John Campbell went to over the $100 million mark," said Jamieson. "He set the bar. We've all, as drivers, dreamed of somewhere, someday attaining something comparable to him. Obviously he's gone into the stratosphere with over $280 million made.”

Jamieson has driven winners of more than $3.7 million in purses this year and is currently the leading money-earning driver in Canada.

His largest victories came in the 2008 and 2011 North America Cup aboard Tell All and Up The Credit.  The latter was trained by his father, Carl Jamieson.

In 2009, Jamieson set a Canadian record for most driving wins in a single season, visiting the winner’s circle 796 times. 

The Moffat resident also captured the World Driving Championship in Finland and Sweden in 2001.

He has 6,628 career victories.

Greg Gangle

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