Dave Palone is only two wins away from the unthinkable which is to pass Herve Fillion as the all-time dash winning driver in the history of harness racing. That record will likely fall Thursday July 5th. To put this feat in perspective, let’s look at some numbers.
When he does get the new record, he will have 15,181 wins, let’s say hypothetically that the average win time of all those wins is 1:56 and from the time he left the paddock to post parade to the trip back to the winner’s circle = 10 Min on the track, 2 min to race, 2 min to and from the winner’s circle rounding up to 15 minutes a winning race from jumping on to jumping off. That means he has spent 150+ days of his life winning races.
Thursday’s card starts off with Palone driving for his brother Michael with the morning line favorite Rock N Roll Star, he then runs into a string of Burke horse before landing on another one of his brother trainee’s in race 7 Warner’s Speedy Art. I am not a soothsayer, but my gut says he breaks the record in the 7th, it would be fitting.
update*** Palone did indeed break the record, it happened in race 8 aboard Herculotte Hanover. In our multimedia section, check out the amateur video of the festivities.