Aaron Hall scores 500th career win at Bangor Raceway

Bangor, ME –  Aaron Hall recorded his 500th career driving victory at Bangor Raceway on Wednesday (May 24) in much the same fashion as he began his piloting vocation more than a decade ago, teaming winners for his father, trainer Craig Hall.

Aaron Hall got his 500th career driving win aboard Generation Sissie Wednesday at Bangor Raceway. Thomas Smith Photo.

Hall notched the milestone score with Generation Sissie (2:00.4, $4.60) a relative newcomer to the family roster who had cut her teeth racing along the New York fair circuit and most recently Saratoga Raceway.

The duo were shuffled back to third in the early furlongs after getting away second from the gate, a happenstance which dictated a first over strategy as the field rambled up the backstretch the second time around. The gritty mare responded kindly to the aggressive maneuver, grinding out a determined stretch run win by a neck, while establishing a brand new lifetime mark, recording only the second win of her career.

The win was one of two on the program for the father and son team of Aaron and Craig Hall who also grabbed top honors in the afternoon’s finale with Mr Blissfull (2:00, $2.60).

In other Bangor news, trainer Cain MacKenzie and driver Kevin Switzer, Jr teamed up to record two wins each on the afternoon program, including a 1:54 epic with the 4-year-old Maine-bred, Ranaldi, who registered the fastest mile thus far at the Bangor Raceway meeting.

Driver Nick Graffam and trainer Benson Merrill also joined the hit parade on Wednesday, individually scoring two wins each during the 11-race card

Bangor Raceway will proudly feature live harness racing on a twice a week schedule through the mid-summer season with programs scheduled on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. (EDT) and the the popular Sunday matinees getting underway at 12:15 p.m.

Back to Top

Share via