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Canada's Top Horsemen Of 2011

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Published: January 1, 2012 8:27 pm ET

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The final statistics are in and the 2011 track title holders across the country have been determined. Trot Insider has compiled a list the 2011 leading trainers and drivers in Canada.

World driving champion Jody Jamieson enjoyed an incredible year on the Canadian harness racing scene to earn the title as top money earning driver of 2011. Victories in multiple stakes events including the nation’s richest harness racing event, the $1.5 million North America Cup, with his father’s trainee Up The Credit helped boost his purse earnings to $10,556,255. Among his other big money stakes wins were the Upper Canada Cup with Mystician, a pair of Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals with Mister Herbie and Warrawee Needy, and two Breeders Crown championships with Frenchfrysnvinegar and Monkey On My Wheel.

Meanwhile, 22-year-old reinsman Scott Zeron topped the charts in the win column for the second straight year. He earned 538 victories in his cross-country endeavours including the Battle of Waterloo with Machapelo and a pair of Ontario Sires Super Finals with Apogee Hanover and Miss Paris.

Despite being sidelined with racing and training injuries for the final months of 2011, Gilles Barrieau was the leading percentage winning driver of the year with an average of .464. The Maritime horseman reached the winner’s circle 133 times in 452 starts. Among the stakes winners he drove were A As Glory, Charolettes Maggie, Diamond Coast, Dukes Up, and Obamanator.

Jeff Gillis cemented his place atop the Canadian trainers standings for earnings with a career-best $3,875,592 banked in purses. Gillis scored stakes victories with Apogee Hanover, Frenchfrysnvinegar, Mister Herbie, Mystician and Speed Again.

Rene Allard was the nation’s winningest trainer for the third straight year having sent out 265 winners in 991 Canadian starts from his stable. He was also the leading percentage trainer with an average of .393. Allard campaigned a consistent stable, which included Masters Stakes winner Strand Hanover.

*All statistics include Canadian starts from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.

Alberta Downs

Top Driver (Money) – Keith Clark ($502,154)
Top Driver (Wins) – Keith Clark (90)

Top Trainer (Money) – Keith Clark ($550,173)
Top Trainer (Wins) – Keith Clark (88)

Charlottetown Driving Park

Top Driver (Money) - Marc Campbell ($193,205)
Top Driver (Wins) - Marc Campbell (122)

Top Trainer (Money) – Marc Campbell ($78,413)
Top Trainer (Wins) – Jackie Matheson (40)

Clinton Raceway

Top Driver (Money) – Trevor Henry ($210,198)
Top Driver (Wins) – Trevor Henry (38)

Top Trainer (Money) – Paul Taylor ($51,370)
Top Trainer (Wins) – Paul Taylor (11)

Dresden Raceway

Top Driver (Money) – Robert Sparling Jr. ($114,818)
Top Driver (Wins) – Robert Sparling Jr. (31)

Top Trainer (Money) – David Menary ($42,000)
Top Trainer (Wins) - Gord McDonnell (13)

Exhibition Park Raceway

Top Driver (Money) – Gilles Barrieau ($65,930)
Top Driver (Wins) - Gilles Barrieau (48)

Top Trainer (Money) – Robert Laffin ($28,698)
Top Trainer (Wins) – Robert Laffin (28)

Fredericton Raceway

Top Driver (Money) – Gilles Barrieau ($44,804)
Top Driver (Wins) - Gilles Barrieau (37)

Top Trainer (Money) – Michael Downey ($12,151)
Top Trainer (Wins) – Brian Embleton (11)

Flamboro Downs

Top Driver (Money) – Scott Coulter (1,304,389)
Top Driver (Wins) – Scott Coulter (254)

Top Trainer (Money) – Rene Allard ($284,634)
Top Trainer (Wins) - Rene Allard (58)

Fraser Downs

Top Driver (Money) – Jim Marino ($565,674)
Top Driver (Wins) – Jim Marino (80)

Top Trainer (Money) – Keith Clark ($349,492)
Top Trainer (Wins) - Keith Clark (49)

Georgian Downs

Top Driver (Money) – Anthony MacDonald ($1,001,297)
Top Driver (Wins) – Anthony MacDonald (141)

Top Trainer (Money) – Rene Allard ($798,596)
Top Trainer (Wins) - Rene Allard (109)

Grand River Raceway

Top Driver (Money) – Scott Coulter ($555,538)
Top Driver (Wins) – Scott Coulter (78)

Top Trainer (Money) – Mike Keeling ($273,745)
Top Trainer (Wins) - Joe Pereira (25)

Hanover Raceway

Top Driver (Money) – Bruce Richardson ($243,350)
Top Driver (Wins) – Bruce Richardson (45)

Top Trainer (Money) – Paul Taylor ($122,960)
Top Trainer (Wins) - Paul Taylor (28)

Hiawatha Horse Park

Top Driver (Money) – Nicholas Steward ($255,831)
Top Driver (Wins) – Nicholas Steward (55)

Top Trainer (Money) – Ray Farmer ($71,839)
Top Trainer (Wins) - Ray Farmer, Paul Taylor, Richard Carroll (19)

Hippodrome Quebec

Top Driver (Money) – Sylvain Lacaille ($91,526)
Top Driver (Wins) – Pascal Berube (23)

Top Trainer (Money) – Marcel Barrieau ($78,445)
Top Trainer (Wins) - Marcel Barrieau (11)

Kawartha Downs

Top Driver (Money) – Aaron Byron ($647,681)
Top Driver (Wins) – Aaron Byron (130)

Top Trainer (Money) – Thomas Riley ($140,216)
Top Trainer (Wins) - Thomas Riley (35)

Inverness Raceway

Top Driver (Money) – Ryan Campbell ($32,120)
Top Driver (Wins) – Ryan Campbell (39)

Top Trainer (Money) – Clare MacDonald ($13,389)
Top Trainer (Wins) – Walter Walker (20)

Mohawk Racetrack

Top Driver (Money) – Jody Jamieson ($4,366,020)
Top Driver (Wins) – Jody Jamieson (138)

Top Trainer (Money) – Jimmy Takter ($1,730,819)
Top Trainer (Wins) - Tony O'Sullivan (49)

Northlands Park

Top Driver (Money) – Bill Tainsh Jr. ($372,942)
Top Driver (Wins) – Bill Tainsh Jr. (47)

Top Trainer (Money) – Keith Clark ($342,442)
Top Trainer (Wins) - Keith Clark (40)

Northside Downs

Top Driver (Money) – Ryan Campbell ($24,583)
Top Driver (Wins) – Ryan Campbell (31)

Top Trainer (Money) – Myles Heffernan ($14,730)
Top Trainer (Wins) – Myles Heffernan (29)

Rideau Carleton Raceway

Top Driver (Money) – John MacDonald ($1,749,129)
Top Driver (Wins) – John MacDonald (328)

Top Trainer (Money) – Sebastien Giroux ($771,721)
Top Trainer (Wins) – Sebastien Giroux (144)

St. John’s Racing & Entertainment Centre

Top Driver (Money) – Shane Forward ($10,176)
Top Driver (Wins) – Shane Forward (19)

Top Trainer (Money) – Scott Forward ($13,965)
Top Trainer (Wins) - Scott Forward (24)

Sudbury Downs

Top Driver (Money) – David Dowling ($557,125)
Top Driver (Wins) – David Dowling (104)

Top Trainer (Money) – France MacLean ($374,178)
Top Trainer (Wins) - France MacLean (57)

Summerside Raceway

Top Driver (Money) – Marc Campbell ($78,209)
Top Driver (Wins) – Marc Campbell (34)

Top Trainer (Money) – Earl Watts ($38,658)
Top Trainer (Wins) – Mitchell Tierney, Dale Sobey (14)

Truro Raceway

Top Driver (Money) – Mike Stevenson ($57,881)
Top Driver (Wins) – Ryan Ellis (46)

Top Trainer (Money) – Marc Campbell ($41,602)
Top Trainer (Wins) – Nicholas White (27)

Western Fair Raceway

Top Driver (Money) – Trevor Henry ($1,029,750)
Top Driver (Wins) – Trevor Henry (156)

Top Trainer (Money) – Paul Taylor ($233,156)
Top Trainer (Wins) - Paul Taylor (30)

West Meadows Raceway

Top Driver (Money) - Richard Remillard ($12,092)
Top Driver (Wins) - Tyler Redwood, Richard Remillard (8)

Top Trainer (Money) - Tyler Redwood ($14,708)
Top Trainer (Wins) - Tyler Redwood (9)

Windsor Raceway

Top Driver (Money) – Eric Carlson ($677,537)
Top Driver (Wins) – Eric Carlson (134)

Top Trainer (Money) – Ashley Nostadt ($216,633)
Top Trainer (Wins) – Ashley Nostadt (46)

Woodbine Racetrack

Top Driver (Money) – Jody Jamieson ($4,675,350)
Top Driver (Wins) – Jody Jamieson (190)

Top Trainer (Money) – Jeff Gillis ($2,018,859)
Top Trainer (Wins) – Jeff Gillis (60)

Woodstock Raceway

Top Driver (Money) – Robert Sparling Jr. ($83,174)
Top Driver (Wins) – Robert Sparling Jr. (18)

Top Trainer (Money) – Brent Belore ($32,419)
Top Trainer (Wins) – Dean Wall (7)

Yorkton Exhibition

Top Driver (Money) – Tyler Redwood ($36,307)
Top Driver (Wins) – Tyler Redwood (25)

Top Trainer (Money) – Shawn Worthen ($40,803)
Top Trainer (Wins) – Tyler Redwood (27)

Follow the race for the 2012 national and track titles by clicking on the "Season Leaders," "Top Drivers at Canadian Tracks," or "Top Trainers at Canadian Tracks" links on Standardbred Canada’s statistics page.


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