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Filion Scores 6,000th Win

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Published: May 23, 2009 11:09 pm ET

Last Comment: May 27, 2009 10:34 pm ET | 11 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to congratulate driver Sylvain Filion, of Milton, Ont., for having achieved 6,000 career wins.

Filion, 40, reached the magic number tonight in Race 9, threading Mr Saratoga, a five-year-old son of Million Dollar Cam, between horses to win a $40,000 Preferred event for mature pacers over Proven Lover (Jason Brewer) and Anderlecht (Chris Christoforou) in a smart 1:50.4.

Filion, whose career includes over 31,000 starts, hails from Lachute, Que., and is a member of one of the sport’s most prominent families. His father Yves Filion captured the North America Cup in 1998, at Greenwood Raceway, with Runnymede Lobell, and his uncle Herve is one of harness racing’s winningest drivers.

Sylvain made the move to the Toronto area 11 months ago after concentrating his efforts for many years at harness racing’s Montreal and Ottawa-area tracks. He is on track for his fifth consecutive season with purse earnings in excess of $3 million

“It was a long couple of weeks, but I finally delivered it,” said Filion after posing for winner’s circle photographs. “I wasn’t really expecting it to be Mr Saratoga who’d do it – he hasn’t raced for a couple weeks. I thought maybe in the second race (with Compass Connection, who finished second to Elm Grove Operativ) I had a good shot. We came close, but it wasn’t quite enough.

“It’s nice at least I’ve reached (the 6,000 mark). I hope there are some more wins for me in the future.”

Please join WEG and the connections of Mr Saratoga in congratulating Sylvain Filion on this career milestone.

To view Saturday's results, click here.

(WEG, photo courtesy of New Image Media)

May 27, 2009 - 10:34 pmFélicitation cher Sylvain,

Félicitation cher Sylvain,

Tu nous rend fière de te connaitre. Beaucoup de succès dans les années à venir. Au plaisir de te revoir bientôt.

Alain Thomas

May 26, 2009 - 6:22 pmComme le bon vin. J'espère

Comme le bon vin. J'espère que tu vas encore conduire nos chevaux?

Marc.

May 26, 2009 - 6:42 amFélicitations Sylvain. En

Eric Côté SAID...

Félicitations Sylvain. En plus d'être un grand champion, tu es resté humble. Un vrai gentlemem.

Eric Côté
Dunham

May 25, 2009 - 2:44 pmLundi, 25 mai 2009 Toutes

Lundi, 25 mai 2009

Toutes mes félicitations cher Sylvain

Amicalement

Claudette Paquet

May 25, 2009 - 9:33 amfelicitation sylvain tu le

felicitation sylvain tu le merites tu as toujours ete un gentleman malgre tes succes.lache pas ton bon travail et dit un beau bonjour a dominique de ma part.au plaisir de te revoir.sebastien longpre

May 24, 2009 - 4:06 pmFelicitations Sly au plaisir

Felicitations Sly au plaisir de te voir bientot nous sommes fier de toi

Coco et la gang

May 24, 2009 - 12:29 pmComme le bon vin. Bravo et

Comme le bon vin. Bravo et j'espère que tu pourras encore conduire nos chevaux?

May 24, 2009 - 9:26 amCongratulations Sylvain, You

Congratulations Sylvain,

You are the one thing lately that makes quebecers proud, you deserve it! A true sign of a winner is perserverance, you are a true winner.

Best of everything,
Carmen and Michael Perzow

May 24, 2009 - 8:02 amFélicitations Sylvain

Michel Audet SAID...

Félicitations Sylvain content d'avoir vu plusieurs de ces victoires, en route vers 7000.

Michel Audet

May 24, 2009 - 1:56 amSylvain; Congratulations on

Rick Karper SAID...

Sylvain;

Congratulations on another major accomplishment in your career. We are all very proud of you.

Rick Karper

May 24, 2009 - 12:36 amFélicitations Sylvain... I

Manon Gravel SAID...

Félicitations Sylvain... I wish you could have reach this goal here, in province of Quebec but Someone decided different. Keep going! A bientôt!

Manon Gravel,
Standardbred Canada field rep.


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