Sugg gets 2,000th win with own horse
April 18, 2012
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Kurt Sugg scored the 2,000th win of his driving career while driving RUA Looker in Northfield Park's 12th race on Tuesday evening. They went off as the 2-5 betting choice and took the lead right off the gate. The pair never had an anxious moment at any point in the mile and won by 1¼ lengths, stopping the clock in 2:01.4.
Sugg also co-owns and trains the 10-year-old son of Ilookelikemymom. This win marks the sixth victory of 2012 and the 49th career victory for RUA Looker.
Sugg's richest win came in 2006 when he drove Dunkster to victory in the $105,000 Dygert at Hawthorne. Kurt's fastest win was timed in 1:52.1 aboard Gordie How at the Delaware County Fair. The 42-year-old Sugg remembers his first win behind Mountain Director at the Hancock County Fair in Findlay, Ohio, when he was a mere 6-years old. He started driving in 1986 and the 2,000th win increased his money-winnings to over $8 million.
After just missing in two other races on the evening, Sugg commented: "I am really happy to have reached 2,000 wins, and it feels really good to have done it with my own horse.” (Northfield)