Carroll Celebrates 2,000 Driving Wins
Published: August 14, 2016 8:44 pm ET
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Driver Alfie Carroll celebrated his 2,000th career win on Sunday, August 14 at Georgian Downs as he steered the four-year-old pacing mare Leaving A Legacy wire-to-wire in the evening's sixth race.
Carroll scored the milestone win with the Mike Weller trainee in the sixth race for $12,000 claiming-conditioned mares. Leaving A Legacy left from post four and carved out fractions of :28.1, :57.2 and 1:26.3 en route to the 1:55.2 victory, with Dana Salaam following one and a quarter length behind in the pocket and Deucette coming on for third. The daughter of Skydancer Hanover is campaigned by Indiana owners Lynn, Barbara, Brett and Candice Wilfong. She paid $4.40 to win as the 6-5 favourite.
Carroll is currently the win leader in Canada for the second straight year with 362 victories and he has driven horses to more than $1.96 million in 2016. The 31-year-old reinsman from Iona Station, Ont. is on pace to smash his driving stats from 2015 that included a career-high 408 wins and $2,339,567 in purse earnings.
Carroll began driving in 2005 and has driven horses to over $11.35 million lifetime.
In other Sunday racing action, Here Comes William earned his third straight win at Georgian as he prevailed by a head over Shippen Out in the featured $11,000 Preferred 2 Pace in 1:53.1. The five-year-old Dragon Again gelding was driven by Donald Dupont and is owned and trained by Marie Dupont.
To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Georgian Downs.