February 26, 1962 |
Palone became interested in harness racing after his father took him to watch the Adios Stakes race in 1976. A year later he went to work for trainer Herman Hylkema. Palone won his first race in 1983.
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.
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.
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. 
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