Aug 142023

Alberta Trainer Rod Cone Wins his 1,000th race

With three victories at the Century Mile on Sunday, August 13, 2023 trainer Rod Cone hit the 1,000 win milestone.

Rod’s 1,000th win came in Sunday’s 7th race with Smilin Evie a chestnut filly winning for owners Ann Clark  and Robert A Clary with Dane Nelson aboard.

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Earlier this year Rod was honoured by receiving the Ken Cohoe Lifetime Achievement Award

CTHS Alberta –  Alberta Horseman Rod Cone to Receive Ken Cohoe Lifetime Achievement Award

Bloodhorse – Trainers Orseno, Cone Secure Milestone Wins Aug. 13

Of all the good horses that Rod trained over the years Bird of Pay is the one that Phil always remembers.


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