By: Taylor Owen
With just 60 days into the 2019 live racing season at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, it is safe to say driver, trainer and owner Lewayne Miller is off to a great start. Miller recorded his first pari-mutual drive in 2009 and hasn’t slowed down since. At the age of 32, Miller has recently hit 1,000 career driving wins and is currently sitting fourth in the leading driver standings at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.
Not only has he been doing well with his driving career but his training career has been successful as well. On the training side of the business, Miller recorded his best season to date in 2018 with his stable earnings over $642,000 in purse earnings and horse like the two-year-old Trotting Filly Indiana Sires Stakes Champ Grand Swan to his credit. Not only has he been doing well with Grand Swan but he also has three-year-old filly, Swanind Fastlane, who has hit the board in all four of her starts this season making $23,250.
We took some time to go to the backside and talk to Lewayne Miller and asked him a few questions that you may not know about him.
How many children do you have?
I have one child who is currently four-years-old his name is Braxton.
Growing up I always wanted to be a driver.
My very first job I had was working at a flea market when I was younger.
Fondest (non-racing) memory?
When my son Braxton was born.
Favorite horse to work with and why?
Grand Swan. I have always liked working with this filly because she is easy to work with and she’s nice to be around in the barn and on the track.
Proudest racing memory?
My proudest racing memory is winning my first sire stake with Andi’s Alana in 1:55.2 and to continue her undefeated season in 2014.
Biggest career challenge?
Balancing work and family.
What’s the last great movie you saw?
Like Arrows. (Netflix, 2018)
Favorite activity outside of racing?
I like to play basketball and I like to fish when I get the chance to.
I can dance.
Taylor Owen is a second year race marketing intern for Harrah’s Hoosier Park. She is also a Standardbred owner.