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Merriman Wins Eight At Northfield

Published: December 12, 2014 12:17 am ET

Last Comment: December 12, 2014 12:08 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

North America’s leading driver, Aaron Merriman, won more than half of the Thursday evening program at Northfield Park thanks to his eight-win performance.

Merriman’s eight scores included Vision Of Glory ($12.60 – Race 1), Snuff Box ($6.80 – Race 2), Wild Ride ($3.60 – Race 3), Noble Fitch ($3.40 – Race 4), Brown Titan ($2.40 – Race 7), Chievous Dan ($3.80 - Race 10), Loconotion ($12.00 – Race 12) and Cause To Smile ($7.00 – Race 15).

Merriman, 36, began driving in 1997 and has since garnered 6,923 career victories. He is approaching $37.5 million in total purse earnings. Merriman has posted 442 victories so far this year over Northfield’s Flying Turns, placing him second in the local driving ranks behind Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. (593). However, Merriman splits his time primarily between Northfield Park and The Meadows, as well as a multitude of other racing venues. He has amassed an impressive 799 total wins so far this year. That win tally is more than any other driver in North America.

Becoming the 2014 National Dash Champion would be icing on the cake for the unbelievable year that Merriman has experienced.

“I have worked hard and hustled for a long time,” explained Merriman. “Winning races is great and that it what racing is about, but the experiences I have had this year are indescribable.”

This year has put Aaron Merriman behind the starting gate of the Hambletonian, an elimination of the Little Brown Jug, the Kentucky Futurity, the Canadian Trotting Classic as well as a host of other Grand Circuit and major stake races. In August, Merriman became the youngest inductee into the Northfield Park Wall of Fame.

(Northfield Park)

December 12, 2014 - 12:08 pmKeep up the good work Aaron,

Keep up the good work Aaron, love your way of driving, cool, collective and relaxed may good luck be with you in the future

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