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Brian Sears wins 10,000th career race

August 26, 2018
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Brian Sears won the 10,000th race of his more-than-distinguished career Sunday afternoon, reaching the milestone at his second home, Yonkers Raceway. Sears, as good a big-money driver as the sport has ever seen, found the plateau with death-and-taxes Chasin’ Dreams ($2.30) in the $16,000, ninth race trot. The 3-year-old Credit Winner gelding quarter-moved to the lead, then defeated Striking Encore (Jason Bartlett) by a pair of lengths in 1:57.1. After the achievement, as required by state and federal law, Sears was presented with the obligatory congratulatory sign. He began the afternoon getting win 9,999 with favored Top Flight Angel ($5.40)—the 2017 Yonkers Trot winner—in the $44,000 Open Handicap Trot (1:54.3).The 50-year-old Sears, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. has career purse earnings in excess of $186 million. (Yonkers)
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