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1 mil for Merton at Mighty M

November 16, 2005

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Greg Merton has become the first driver to reach the $1 million mark in purses won during a single meet at Monticello Raceway.

Merton, who currently leads the strong driving colony at the Mighty M, has already banked $1,001, 819 with the horses he has driven. Merton's total, which will undoubtedly increase before the curtain drops on the 2005 racing meet in late December, surpassed the previous record of $703,008, set last year by Billy Parker Jr.

Merton, 31, is enjoying his greatest year ever in the sulky. Through Nov. 15 Merton's 240 victories is tops at Monticello Raceway, and his .363 Universal Driver Rating is also the best in that department.

In all, Merton's victory total stands at 304 this year, which ranks him 25th best in North America, and the Monticello native is rapidly approaching his 2,000th career win.
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