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Jim Morrill Jr. Drives To 7,000th Win

2004 Meadowlands Pace Holborn Hanover Driven By Jim Morrill Credits: harnessdom

WILKES BARRE, Pa. — Jim Morrill drove his 7,000th winner on May 13 with Indy Ingot to in the 13th race at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Indy Ingot, trained by Joe Pavia Jr., won by one length in 1:54.3.

He now ranks No. 21 in harness racing history for purses, with $101.3 million.

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Morrill, 53 set his career high for wins with 404 in 2012 and career high for purses with $8.21 million in 2009.

Morrill led all drivers with 500 or more starts in driver’s rating in 2006, 2008 and 2009. He finished second in 2007, 2012 and 2016. Among his notable wins are three Breeders Crown finals — with See You At Peelers, Won The West and Yellow Diamond — the 2004 Meadowlands Pace with Holborn Hanover and the 2012 Yonkers Trot with Archangel.

A native of Massachusetts, he now lives in upstate New York.

He currently ranks fourth in wins at Pocono this year.

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