Eddie Davis

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His name is synonymous world-wide with harness racing..Davis was a life-long Smyrna, Delaware resident who had an outstanding career for more than 30 years as a driver and trainer..He is the oldest full-time major trainer-driver in the sport..Davis ranks in the upper 1% among peers in the sport’s history..Davis is Delaware’s all-time winning harness driver with over 7,200 races, winning 5,000 more than the next highest Delaware driver..He is ranked as the l0th all-time winning driver with 404 wins and in 1983 with 470 wins..He is Delaware’s all-time winning driver (over $37 million) and ranks 20th all-time in money-winnings..On three occasions, Davis won more than $2 million a year; and in 19 seasons, won over $1 million..He is the first Delaware resident to win more than $1.1 million in one meet (accomplished twice recently at Dover Downs)..He was honored by the Delaware Standardbred Owners’ Association with its first “Lifetime Achievement Award”.



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