Harness driver Yannick Gingras reaches 3,000 wins

Harness driver Yannick Gingras reaches 3,000 wins

Published Feb. 25, 2010 1:47 a.m. ET

Harness driver Yannick Gingras picked up the 3,000th win of his career in the first race Wednesday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.

Gingras wired the field with 2-1 favorite Income De Vie.

The 30-year-old Quebec native is currently fifth in the Meadowlands driver standings and has ranked in the Top 10 each year since joining the local driving colony in 2004.

He won $9 million in purses for the third straight year in 2009, placing him eighth among all drivers in North America.


A third-generation horseman, Gingras got his first win in 1998 and was voted the sport's 2003 Rising Star Award winner by the U.S. Harness Writers Association.