Congratulations to Shenandoah Downs driver/trainer Gerry Longo, who got his 3,000th career driving win New Years Day at Cal Expo aboard A Major Omen, who won the Open Handicap Pace in back-to-back weeks at Woodstock this past fall!
The 6-year-old Art Major gelding has bankrolled $175,000 and took a mark of 1:49 3/5 last year at Harrah’s Chester. Gerry has always supported harness racing in Virginia and ships a stable of competitive horses to Woodstock from Minnesota’s Running Aces every fall. After the Shenandoah meet, he’ll ship cross country to the west coast to race at Cal Expo in Sacramento.
The following piece appeared at ustrotting.com.
Sacramento, CA — Gerry Longo recorded win No. 3,000 Saturday night (Jan. 1) at Cal Expo when he guided A Major Omen to victory in the evening’s co-featured Open Pace.
The 76-year-old Longo also owns and trains A Major Omen, who has captured all three of his starts at this meet since arriving from Kentucky, including the Dave Goldschmidt Pace on Dec. 10.Longo recorded his first driving win in 1966 at the Tiffin Fair in Ohio and had one of his best years in 1972 when he set two world records and beat Joe O’Brien for the driving title at Hollywood Park.
Cal Expo congratulates Gerry Longo on joining the 3,000-win club.