Dan Dube gets 8,000th win
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - Frank Drucker, publicity director, Yonkers Raceway
Yonkers, NY---Dan Dube, Yonkers Raceway's leading driver thus far in 2015, won his 8,000th career race Thursday night.
The milestone victory was a wire-to-wire performance with outsider Clem ($22.60) in the $14,500, eighth-race pace. From post position No. 7, the 6-year-old gelding held sway a half-length in 1:56.
Dube, who entered the evening needing a pair of wins for the plateau, immediately halved that number when Upfrontwhosurlady ($16.60)-in her first purse try since mid-September-was a loose cover victress in the $9,000, pacing opener (1:55.4).
He then finished second, second, fifth, fifth and fifth in next five drives before earning his required-by-law congratulatory sign.
"I don't really look at (the numbers)," the 45-year-old Quebec native said a couple of days ago. "I donít put any pressure on myself. I'm happy the season has gone well so far.Ē'
Dube, approaching $95 million in career purses, is best known as the primary driver for two Harness Horses of the Year, Gallo Blue Chip (2000) and Rock N Roll Heaven (2010).
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