Noble Hits $50 Million

Published: October 19, 2022 11:05 pm EDT

Driver Dan Noble not only scored a triple on Wednesday's (Oct. 19) racing program but further reached a major career milestone at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway. On his first mount of the night, Noble surpassed US$50 million in career earnings.

Noble came into the card only needing $431 to reach the milestone. With his first drive of the night in Race 2, Noble guided Iwokeuplikethis to a fourth-place finish and secured the achievement. Iwokeuplikethis, a three-year-old filly by Pet Rock, is trained by Kim Dailey.

Noble’s driving career began in 1996 with a single matinee start. His first purse win came in 1999 behind Dr Elbon at his hometown fair in Xenia, Ohio. Dr Elbon, a gelded son of Nobleland Sam, was trained by Noble’s father.

Noble’s harness racing career was destined from the beginning. Both his grandfather Sam Noble Jr. and his father, Hall of Famer Sam “Chip” Noble III, were successful drivers. Their passion passed onto Dan and his sister Meredith, who once frequented the ladies’ driving series. The Noble family has since produced four generations of harness drivers with Dan’s 19-year-old son, Koltin, also following in their footsteps.

Today, Noble is currently the leading dash winningest driver at Dayton Raceway. Boasting a .271 Universal Driver Rating (UDRS), Noble is listed among the top drivers in North America by both wins and earnings.

Throughout his career, the 39-year-old has driven 37,874 starts with 6,823 wins, 5,329 second-place finishes and 4,580 third-place finishes. His best year to date was 2018 when he bankrolled $5,284,322 in seasonal earnings. In 2011, Noble also tallied 773 victories and maintained a .415 UDRS to earn the North American dash champion title.

Live racing will resume Thursday (Oct. 20) at Dayton Raceway with first post at 4:00 p.m. (EDT).

(Hollywood Dayton Raceway)

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