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SOA of NY recognizes George Brennan's 9,000th driving win

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November 18, 2015 (914) 968-3599

SOA of NY recognizes George Brennan's 9,000th driving win

In 1981, a youngster named George Brennan drove a horse named Myron's Bunny to a fifth place finish in an amateur contest at Monticello Raceway. His entire $2.50 in driver earnings was donated to charity.

Little did anyone know that this inauspicious appearance in the sulky was the beginning of a storied career that would bring Brennan perennially towards the top of the leader board at our nation's top harness ovals.

On November 9, the Sullivan County native notched his 9,000th career win at his home oval, Yonkers Raceway. The 2011 winner of both the Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks at his old stomping grounds, George has achieved in excess of $150 million in purse earnings, ranking him by that standard among the top ten drivers of all time. At only 48 years old, there's no telling what stratospheric heights the "Minister of Speed" can reach.

SOA President Joe Faraldo, who has known Brennan since his teenage years, said in awarding him a commemorative plaque on November 17th "From those days back at Monticello, George has aspired to be among the top drivers in our sport. There is no doubt that he has reached that plateau and is now setting his goal higher still."

George Brennan and SOA President Joseph Faraldo

Photo by Tom Berg


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