Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Palone Gets Milestone Win

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Palone Gets Milestone Win

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Hall of Famer Dave Palone became only the second driver in North American harness racing history with 15,000 career wins when he piloted Boo's Boy to victory Tuesday in the 10th race at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington, Pa.

"This really is special, knowing that only one other guy has reached 15,000," said Palone, who began the day with 14,996 wins. "It's a nice number to reach, and it happened a little quicker than I thought it would. Now that it's out of the way, the next thing is to go for the record, I guess."

Herve Filion, who holds the North American record of 15,180 wins, congratulated Palone in the winners' circle.

Palone, 50, a native of Waynesburg, was inducted to the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 2011. He has collected at least 532 wins every year since 1992.


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