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Palone breaks world record for harness racing victories

Dave Palone became the winningest harness racing driver in the world Friday at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino when he notched career win 16,754 in the final race of the day.

With his victory driving Missy Tap Tina, Palone passed the mark of 16,753 held by Germany’s Heinz Wewering.

Wewering drives a limited schedule but will have a chance to reclaim the lead Sunday when he has seven drives scheduled in Berlin. Palone is idle until Monday.

Most of Palone’s wins have come at The Meadows. Horses he’s driven have won more than $122 million.

Palone was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 2010. On July 5, 2012, he became the all-time leading driver in North America, passing Herve Filion’s mark of 15,180 wins.

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