Champion driver Dexter Dunn sprung a 50-1 upset with ex-Aust pacer Major Occasion defeating champion Shartin N at the Meadowlands,New Jersey on Sunday (NZ time).
Shartin ground to the front for much of the run home, butt the 3-5 favourite was swamped by a well judged late dive from Dunn and Major Occasion, who took out the $172,850 Dorothy:Haughton Memorial in a stakes record mile of 1:48.1.(ifth).
Dexter, after a slow start to the year with an early family holiday , then race schedule covid 19 interruptions, has still managed to top $US2 million already in 2019. He isstill prominent among the top drivers this year, holding down the third top money earning diver spot.
Last years stellr itroduction to North America saw him finish third ovrall on the money list with r 455 wins, 345 seconds, 349 thirds, and drivving the winners of $US12,012,427 in stakes
Last year’s US Driver of the year, has won 148 races, 119 seconds and 98 thirds from 718 drives.