Dave Palone

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Dave Palone
Personal information
Born (1962-02-26) February 26, 1962 (age 52)
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
Sport Harness racing

David M. Palone (born February 26, 1962 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania) is an American harness racing trainer and driver.

Palone became interested in harness racing after his father took him to watch the Adios Stakes race in 1976.[1] A year later he went to work for trainer Herman Hylkema. Palone won his first race in 1983.[2]

Palone has collected the most wins in a year three times (1999, 2000, and 2004) and has been named Harness Tracks Driver of the Year on five occasions.[3]

On September 22, 2005, Palone drove P Forty Seven to victory in the Little Brown Jug.[4] The Little Brown Jug is the second leg of the Triple Crown of Harness Racing for Pacers.

Palone was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame on July 4, 2010.[5]

Palone drove his 15,000th career winner on March 26, 2012 at Meadows Racetrack.[6] Before Palone, only Hervé Filion had reached that harness racing milestone.

On July 5, 2012, Palone set a new North American record for wins when he drove Herculotte Hanover to the winner's circle for his 15,181st career victory.[7]

On Friday, November 14, 2014, Palone set the world record for wins when he drove Missy Tap Tina to the winner's circle for his 16,754th career victory. [8]


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