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3,000 Wins For US Trainer Jeff Runco

Wednesday, 27th April 2011

US trainer Jeff Runco "became the 24th trainer in North American history to notch 3,000 wins in a career" when Sweet Halucination scored by 8.5-lengths at Charles Town Races in West Virginia, reported bloodhorse.com. Runco, 51, began training in the mid-1980s (after a previous career as a jockey) & his horses have "banked almost US$30 million in earnings since then, including a Charles Town record of over US$2.8 million in 2010". Runco-trained horses "have won 100 or more races in 19 of the last 20 years". Runco is also "1 of only 8 trainers boasting 3,000 or more wins & a winning percentage of 20%" (the others are Jerry Hollendorfer, Steve Asmussen, Scott Lake, Bill Mott, Bud Delp, Bobby Frankel & Gerald Bennett).

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