Monticello, NY – On Monday (Feb. 8) at Monticello Raceway, Bruce Aldrich Jr. reached a career milestone by achieving his 8,000th win.
The win came with a wire-to-wire effort from the Christopher Petrelli trained After The Lovin in 1:57.2 ($2.80). It was the third win in four seasonal starts for the 5-year-old mare by Carnivore. She is owned by David Del Pozza.
Roll With Mimi (Jim Taggart Jr.) finished second, followed by Cruisin Camnation (Cory Stratton).
It would be only fitting for Aldrich to achieve the milestone at Monticello Raceway as he has picked up more than half of his wins at the Catskill Mountain oval in his career. He is also a six-time leading dash winner over the years at the Mighty M.
Aldrich has won purses of $31,963,736 during his long career.