Stephane Bouchard recorded win number 8,000 for his career on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The 47-year-old native of Montreal reached the milestone with Lotto Winner, who he drove for trainer Sam Schillaci.
Bouchard became the 25th driver to drive 8,000 or more winners. Bouchard has been a fixture on the New York circuit for the past decade, finishing second in the driver standings last season at Saratoga.
Bouchard was the leading driver at Yonkers for five consecutive years, from 2003-07, and led all drivers in North America in wins in 2003, with 656. He has 7,819 career victories, which rank No. 25 in history, and nearly $70 million in purses. He was Harness Tracks of America's Driver of the Year in 2001.