Merriman just 7 wins from 1,000 for 3rd straight year
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After a six-win Sunday night at Northfield Park, driver Aaron Merriman is just seven wins from reaching the 1,000-win mark for the year. In action at both The Meadows and Northfield Park on Monday—and both tracks dark on Tuesday—with 18 total drives, Merriman is within close proximity of surpassing 1,000 victories for the third straight year.
Merriman, 41, won 1,095 races in 2017 and then upped his record high total to 1,143 wins in 2018. This year, in the month of December, Merriman has tallied 112 victories as he rallied toward the 1,000-win mark.
Merriman’s six afternoon drives at the Meadows consist of only one morning-line favorite, but on the night card at Northfield Park he has drives with two morning-line favorites and several second choices.
Merriman, whose 674 wins at Northfield Park easily give him the 2019 dash title, has amassed purses of more than $8.39 million this year, placing him sixth on the North American standings.