Andy Miller became the newest member of the 8,000-win club Thursday evening at The Meadowlands thanks to a victory with Perfect Alliance in a division of the Charles Singer Memorial.
Miller was in no hurry with the Julie Miller trainee, who made a first-over bid going to the half. Perfect Alliance brushed to the front well before the three-quarter pole and then used a :28.2 closing panel to win by 7-3/4 lengths over Ray Hall in 1:53.3. Little Bitty Lies was third.
Sent off as the 3-5 favourite, Perfect Alliance is now 3-for-3 to start the season for the partnership of Little E LLC, Jason Settlemoir, David Stoltz and Arthur Geiger. The four-year-old daughter of Credit Winner-Yalta Hanover has banked $93,401 to date.
As for Miller, the milestone victory is nearly two decades removed from his first ever triumph dating back to 1986 at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois. The horseman who now calls home Millstone Township, New Jersey went over the $100-million mark in career earnings late last season.
Time To Quit also captured a $15,000 division of the Charles Singer Memorial. Yannick Gingras mapped out the winning trip for the Ron Burke pupil, who held on to win by a head over Clementine Dream in 1:56.2. Dinero Fishman grabbed the show dough.
The four-year-old son of Chocolatier-Lovable Truth is now 4-for-4 this season and 8-for-19 to date. The $7,500 payday lifted his lifetime loot to $62,080. The sweeper of this year’s Super Bowl Series is owned by Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC and Phillip Collura.
To view results for Thursday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Meadowlands Racetrack.