Trainer Peter Miller won his 1,000th career race on Friday at Del Mar when Hayden's Havoc surged to victory in the third race under jockey Drayden Van Dyke. From 5,441 starters, Miller has also saddled runners to 819 seconds and 711 thirds, earning over $47 million.
The Southern California-based trainer also made Breeders' Cup history earlier this month, saddling both Roy H and Stormy Liberal to repeat victories in the Sprint and Turf Sprint, respectively.
“I felt we'd win one with Roy H, but I didn't know with the three turf horses I entered how they'd handle the soft grass (at Churchill Downs),” Miller said. “Richard's Boy (13th) and Conquest Tsunami (11th) didn't handle it at all. But Stormy is just a beast and he'll run on anything. It doesn't matter to him, just put a horse in front of him and he'll go get it.”
The 51-year-old has been training for over 30 years, and recently captured the training title at Del Mar's summer meet with 31 wins. In the autumn meeting, Miller is so far tied with Brian Koriner atop the training leaderboard with four victories apiece.
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