Michael Merton reaches 3000-win Milestone at Monticello Raceway

Michael Merton notched his 3000th career winning drive at Monticello Raceway on Thursday January 18.  The milestone win came aboard Armor Hanover in the 7th race, the 9-year-old SJ’S Caviar gelding won by 7 lengths in 1:57.2, he is owned and trained by Doug Berkeley of Montgomery NY.  Michael hails from a family that has been deeply embedded at Monticello Raceway since its inception in 1958. Michael started his career driving as a young man as an amateur, he then received his P license in 1991.  2017 was a banner year for Michael, he drove 257 winners and amassed $1,150,003, his career earnings are $10,628,662.  Michael was greeted in the winner’s circle by many of his fellow horseman, family member and well wishers.
Wasting no time until his next milestone, Merton won the final race of the card with Ideal Candidate.