Kauffman Celebrates Training Milestone

Kayne Kauffman

Ohio horseman Kayne Kauffman celebrated his 1,000th career training win in Friday night's final race at Eldorado Scioto Downs.

The winning horse was Rose Run Valor, a five-year-old gelding by Uncle Peter out of Donven Promise, owned by Kauffman's wife Natalie. Rose Run Valor went wire-to-wire in 1:56.2 with his trainer in the sulky and paid $3.60 as the favourite.

The 43-year-old Kauffman began his training career in 1999, winning two of four starts with earnings of $853. Leading up to 2022, he has had seven seasons with $500,000+ in earnings, with his best season in 2019 when his stable had earnings of $862,439. Kauffman's best year for victories was in 2015 when he had 77 trips to the winner's circle. Lifetime, his stable has earned in excess of $7 million.

(With files from Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association)