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Tony Morgan reaches $100 million

November 05, 2009

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Tony Morgan joins an elite list of only 10 drivers to reach $100 million won by horses that they have driven. The momentous occasion came at Dover Downs in a $26,000 Open Pace on Monday, with the Morgan-driven Warning Zone finishing second to put his money-winning into seven digits. John Campbell is the all-leading money-winning driver with $262 million. The others with $100 million and more are Mike Lachance, Ron Pierce, Cat Manzi, David Miller, Luc Ouellette, Jack Moiseyev, Steve Condren, Brian Sears and now Morgan.
Other special moments in Morgan's career include Feb. 14, 2006, at Dover Downs, when he became the sixth driver in North America to reach the 10,000-win plateau. He currently ranks fourth on the continent and fifth in the world behind all-time leader veteran Heinz Wewering of Germany with 16,000 wins and North American leader Herve Filion, who has won more than 15,000 races. Manzi is second with Dave Palone third, closely followed by Morgan.
Morgan destroyed the Dover Downs' all-time, one-season record of 252 wins during the meet established the season before he arrived. Morgan completed the season making the winner's circle 440 times. He also has won the track leading driver title four of the last five seasons and the track's leading money winning driver three of the five seasons he has raced at Dover Downs.

In a career starting as a teenager, Morgan began at smaller tracks in the Midwest, then to the tough Chicago circuit before moving East to the Dover Downs meet in 2005.

Morgan won the sport's leading dash-win title three times. He led all drivers in wins in consecutive seasons, 1995 through 1997. In 1996, 1997, 2002 and 2008. Morgan was winner of the prestigious Harness Tracks of America (HTA) Driver of the Year award for the fourth time in his career. (Dover Downs)

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