For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Miller (708) 780-3700
3,000 Wins for Driver
STICKNEY, IL - Driver Ryan Anderson, a
native of Crete , Illinois , scored his 3,000th victory
on Friday night 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, Ryan 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 $28,000,000.
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
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.
He also trained 160 winners as well.
The winter harness meet at Hawthorne continues through
February 19. Thoroughbred racing resumes
at the end of March and continues through April. Summer harness action takes place May through
September. Fall thoroughbreds close out
the year October through December. For
more information, visit www.Hawthorneracecourse.com.