Tony Morgan gets 15,000th harness win in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Tony Morgan has become the third harness driver in North America to reach 15,000 wins.

The 56-year-old driver reached the milestone Friday at Harrah’s Philadelphia Racetrack, capturing the first race with Lightning Moon.

Horses driven by Morgan have won $117 million in purses, 13th on the North American list. He’s one of three drivers to win more than 1,000 races in a year, with 1,004 in 2006.

Morgan could pass the second-leading North American driver, Herve Filion, this year. Filion has 15,183 wins.

Says Morgan: ”I’ve got a pretty strong work ethic. I figure that if I can outwork everybody I’ll do all right.”

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