Tyler George earned his third consecutive Leading Trainer title in 2022 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The Ohio native who now calls Indiana home with his wife, Cassie, set a new record for most wins by a trainer in one season.
George accumulated 126 wins during the 160-day race meet for the new record. The previous mark, shared by George from 2020 with Jeff Cullipher from 2018 was 119. George also set a personal record for earnings with his first $2 million-plus year. Overall, he completed 2022 with 178 wins from 535 starts for a training average of .451. The 37-year-old is currently ranked 12th in North America for wins this year.
Of the 2022 purses earned, George compiled more than $1.7 million at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The final trainer percentage for the 29th season of Standardbred racing was .471 with a total of 371 starts. He ended the meet with a .471 in the money percentage and a 34 percent win percentage.
Some of the top horses from George’s barn for the 2022 racing season in Indiana included General Dolan and Mac’s Big Boy, who each won seven races during the season and Mac’s Big Boy took a new lifetime mark of 1:48.4. Rollin Rosie, the two-year-old pacing filly, won six races followed by Adamsville Road, Chase the Ace, Jack Fire, Major Crocker A, and Sandy Sue, who all won five races each. Adamsville Road joined Need to Breathe for wins in the Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals. Adamsville Road pulled in the most purses for the year at more than $241,000.
George was followed by Erv Miller in second place with 112 wins. Jeff Cullipher and Walter Haynes Jr. tied for third in the standings with 80 wins each. Rounding out the top 10 trainers were Trent Stohler (67), Missy Essig (57), Melanie Wrenn (53), Roger Welch (48), Charles Stewart (46) and Robert Taylor (45).
Off-season of racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, George races at both Hollywood Gaming Dayton and Miami Valley Gaming. George has several leading trainer titles at Miami Valley Gaming, which returns to racing in January 2023.
Rick Moore, Vice President and General Manager of Racing, made the winner’s circle presentation to George during the final night of racing Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022.