George Brennan And Classic Camelot
gets career win 7,000 with Classic Camelot
Let's dust off the handy abacus and do some fast math.
Last June 9th, George Brennan won both halves of Yonkers Raceway's early daily double, the back portion serving as career win No. 6,000.
Three-quarters of the way through the Tuesday night card, Brennan
upped the lifetime total to an even 7,000.
So, in the span of a bit more than 16 months - 496 days to be precise - Yonkers Raceway's (and North America's) leading dash-win driver racked up another thousand winner's circle meet-and-greets.
won Tuesday night's $10,000 pacing opener, going up, over and away with favored Midnight Gambol ($4.80) in 2:01.2 for the mile-and-one-sixteenth.
After sitting out the second race, Brennan
was snapped on the money in the third and was a pocket second in the fourth.
then was a non-factor longshot in the fifth race, a tiring leader in the sixth and beaten by a pacing-lane pacer in the seventh.
An uncovered second in the eighth race was a prelude to paydirt.
went first-up with odds-on Classic Camelot ($3.50), striding out by four lengths in the $16,000, ninth-race pace in 2:01.2.
The three-year-old Camelot Hall gelding won the third race in his
last four starts.
"(The latest milestone) came up very fast," Brennan
heads out of town this Friday and Saturday, plying his
craft at Woodbine and eliminations for the Breeders Crown.
To the surprise of no one, the 44-year-old Brennan
is in the midst of a career season, both in wins (632, through his latest milestone, with 584 of those here) and purses (more than $12.6 million, second to Tim Tetrick).
has earned more than $115 million in purses in a career that began at Monticello Raceway-his hometown track-in 1984.
"Rob Ron Romper," he
said, recalling the name of his