Within the space of 24 hours and nine minutes, from Saturday night, April 9, to Sunday night, April 10, Hall of Famer David Miller drove 10 winners, at three different tracks.
Miller's first winner of this "hot period" came with Relentless Dream at 8:34 p.m. on Saturday, the fourth race at the Meadowlands, after which he added Western Fame (fifth) and City Hall (10th).
Shifting to Harrah's Philadelphia Sunday afternoon, the Buckeye got off to a slow start, then finished at a sub-:26 rate, winning with Hickory Icon (seventh), Mach To The Max (eighth), True Blue Hall (11th), Stolen Car (12th), and Dabestleaderever (14th).
Miller then headed to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, where he won in the fourth with Some Fancy Filly and the fifth with Worth Watching, the latter victory coming at 8:43 p.m., just outside of a 24-hour span from his first in the series.
Miller's last three at Philly and two at Pocono came in five straight drives for him; in fact, had Mr. Hasani N been able to win instead of finishing third in the ninth at Philly, Miller would have had eight straight successes in sulky appearances.
Miller is a regular at Harrah's Philadelphia, and currently he is second in the standings with 12 wins, one behind Yannick Gingras. At Pocono, he has turned up for Weiss Series action, and his four victories ties him for eighth in the standings of the young meet. The Meadowlands has been racing all year, while Miller took most of the winter off to stay in Florida, but he still has amassed 10 wins there, putting him in a tie for 13th -- but his 17.9 percent win rate is higher than any driver above or equal to him in victories.
The sport's historians have another reason to be looking at Miller. After Sunday night's action, trotters and pacers guided by Miller have generated a career total of $199,496,035 -- so it shouldn't be long before Miller joins fellow Hall of Famers John Campbell and Ron Pierce as the exclusive members of the $200 Million Club.
Miller takes Monday off, then has scheduled engagements Tuesday in morning qualifiers at Philly and during the twilight card at Dover.