Jim Morrill Jr. drives 7,000th winner
May 14, 2018
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Jim Morrill Jr. drove his 7,000th career winner on Sunday night (May 13) when he drove Indy Ingot to victory in the 13th race at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Indy Ingot, trained by Joe Pavia Jr., won by one length in 1:54.3.
The 53-year-old Morrill set his career high for wins with 404 in 2012 and career high for purses with $8.21 million in 2009. He ranks No. 21 in harness racing history for purses, with $101.3 million.
Morrill led all drivers with 500 or more starts in driver's rating in 2006, 2008 and 2009. He finished second in 2007, 2012 and 2016. Among his notable wins are three Breeders Crown finals -- with See You At Peelers, Won The West and Yellow Diamond -- the 2004 Meadowlands Pace with Holborn Hanover and the 2012 Yonkers Trot with Archangel.
A native of Massachusetts, where he played junior hockey prior to his career in harness racing, Morrill now lives in upstate New York. He ranks fourth in wins at Pocono this year. (USTA)