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Ryan Anderson drives 3,000th winner

February 16, 2018

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Driver Ryan Anderson, a native of Crete , Ill., scored his 3,000th victory on Friday night (Feb. 16) at Hawthorne Race Course. Anderson's victory came in the sixth race, driving Jeff R Halas’ Olivia V. who is trained by Tim S. Hall.
The 37-year-old Anderson started his career in 1998. Through the start of racing on Friday, Anderson has driven 22,177 horses, In addition to his 3,000 winners, he has finished second 2,716 times and third 2,677. His drives have earned in excess of $28 million.

His biggest year came in 2007 when he won 497 of 3,043 races, with purses earned of $3,692,762. That earnings total narrowly beat his 2006 total when his drives earned $3,644,936, winning 466 of 3,005 races.

He was 20 when he drove Popcorn Penny in the Breeders’ Crown for 3-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk in October of 2000. He was the youngest, at that time, to ever win a Breeders’ Crown race. (Hawthorne)

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