John Campbell – Harness Driver – Profile

Thanks United States Trotting Association

Campbell has earned more money than any driver in the sport’s history as his lifetime bankroll of $274,567,483 through the end of the 2010 season is more than $90 million ahead of runner-up Mike Lachance…Led all North American drivers in earnings 16 times in his career…his total of $7,390,064 in 2010 put him in 15th place among the continent’s best…Although Campbell has driven many world champions in his career, his accomplishments behind a trio of trotters are his most noteworthy. The colts Mack Lobell and Pine Chip and the filly Peace Corps are among the best of all time in their respective sex and gaits…Top horse for Campbell in 2009-‘10 was the trotting colt Lucky Chucky, a two-time Dan Patch Award winner. They won the Valley Victory and Matron Stakes as a freshman in ’09 and the Canadian Trotting Classic and Colonial in 2010…Campbell had made a reputation for himself at the Detroit area tracks and Windsor when the Meadowlands opened during the mid-1970s, luring Windsor racing secretary Joe DeFrank east. DeFrank remembered the talented Campbell and urged him to come to the Jersey miler, and now Campbell is the winningest driver in the history of the track.
Personal
Son of Jack, a respected horseman in the western Ontario region…His brother, Jim, is a respected trainer who John partnered with in 1995 to win the Hambletonian with Tagliabue…He shares his middle name with his grandfather, a top horseman…John supports numerous charitable organizations. His wife, Paula, is a founder of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation….In 2000 was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for his commitment to harnessing racing by the Governor-General of Canada…John has three daughters and two grandchildren…His favorite food is an artichoke and chicken dish made by his wife, and turkey and dressing… the First car was a 1972 Olds Cutlass…His favorite hobby is golf…His favorite pet was Argyle Chester, a horse born on his 11th birthday and owned in partnership with his grandmother who went on to be an invitational pacer in Ontario…People would be surprised to know how good John is with kids and dogs…His favorite TV show is “Entourage”…He was 35 when elected to the Hall of Fame, the youngest person so honored. His most important life moments were the births of his children and his wedding to Paula.

Career Driving Statistics & Major Wins
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UDR Money Won Rank
2017 366 54 63 49 .288 802,318
2016 974 113 137 105 .230 3,522,642
2015 944 149 100 131 .263 5,016,936 (19)
2014 847 115 114 88 .245 4,989,250 (18)
2013 970 107 137 111 .227 4,530,708 (22)
2012 809 73 100 94 .198 3,863,243
2011 702 80 85 82 .220 2,573,997
2010 1173 142 147 152 .234 7,396,518 (13)
2009 1266 154 157 172 .236 7,348,050 (13)
2008 1283 165 160 137 .233 9,063,592 (9)
2007 1122 166 167 125 .268 10,127,507 (6)
2006 1427 183 185 173 .241 8,796,714 (7)
2005 1282 137 132 135 .199 4,741,297 (16)
2004 962 152 117 107 .263 7,291,512 (6)
2003 877 119 117 97 .247 6,035,930 (6)
2002 1709 323 229 225 .307 11,967,597 (1)
2001 1803 339 (23) 234 215 .300 14,182,238 (1)
2000 1635 292 212 192 .290 11,160,482 (1)
1999 1524 273 225 172 .299 10,318,997 (2)
1998 1626 342 (24) 249 212 .339 10,776,709 (1)
1997 1590 259 227 202 .285 8,923,339 (2)
1996 1573 301 (24) 242 180 .315 8,201,091 (2)
1995 1784 332 (21) 258 216 .307 9,469,797 (1)
1994 1848 379 (13) 276 207 .325 9,834,139 (1)
1993 1811 370 (11) 270 190 .322 9,932,682 (1)
1992 2003 361 (16) 275 240 .296 8,202,108 (1)
1991 2133 441 (8) 328 281 .336 9,340,737 (2)
1990 2392 543 (4) 385 301 .358 11,620,878 (1)
1989 2071 425 (7) 279 266 .323 9,736,527 (1)
1988 2088 480 (4) 325 257 .357 11,148,565 (1)
1987 2235 515 (3) 337 254 .352 10,136,495 (1)
1986 2005 406 (4) 335 267 .340 9,515,055 (1)
1985 2496 475 (2) 381 309 .316 9,628,116 (2)
1984 1921 358 (6) 292 242 .313 7,201,798 (2)
1983 1887 382 (5) 297 241 .332 6,104,082 (1)
1982 1407 229 193 186 .283 4,326,495 (2)
1981 1352 217 (25) 178 154 .272 3,194,315 (3)
1980 1881 321 (4) 286 221 .294 3,732,306 (1)
1979 1756 313 (5) 278 232 .310 3,308,984 (1)
1978 709 82 93 93 .232 748,096
1977 1159 188 173 148 .288 507,634
1976 547 80 (12) 61 68 .250 243,335 (5)
1975 353 58 (10) 49 43 .282 170,787 (5)
1974 288 37 (8) 34 48 .250 73,160 (7)
1973 125 19 (11) 13 21 .266 18,311 (13)
1972 42 7 (17) 5 4 .265 4,947
61887 10667 (14) 8797 7538 .000 299,892,141 (1)

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