TORONTO, November 14 – Driver Chris Christoforou surpassed $100 million in career earnings Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack.
Christoforou, 43, entered the evening just $4,119 shy of the $100 million mark and didn’t waste anytime in achieving the milestone.
The Campbellville resident guided American In Paris to victory in the $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred to become the newest member of the $100 million club.
Christoforou began his driving career in 1990 and has achieved some of harness racing’s top honours throughout his career.
Christoforou and his father, trainer Charalambos Christoforou, teamed up to win the 1993 Breeders Crown Open Trot with Earl and the 2000 Little Brown Jug with Astreos.
Along with Earl and Astreos, Christoforou has driven many great standardbreds including Grinfromeartoear, Peaceful Way and Remember When.
Christoforou is also a three-time O’Brien Award winner as Canada’s Driver of the Year.
This season, Christoforou is in the midst of his best year since 2006 with 217 wins and earnings of more than $5 million.
Christoforou has recently been racking up the achievements. On November 3rd, he recorded his 6,000th career win at Woodbine and in October was recognized as the leading driver of the 2014 Mohawk meet.
The Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to congratulate Chris on his accomplishment and wish him continued success.