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Ross Croghan

Full name: Ross A. Croghan
Born: 07/03/1953
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Residence: Colts Neck, NJ
Height: 6-foot-0
Colors: Blue-Black
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Croghan in the News
Twinkle, Waikiki Beach A seek quick starts in Yonkers' series
Croghan mares set for Friday features at Yonkers
Justin MacEachern named 2016 Caretaker of the Year
NJRC suspends Croghan for six months
Croghan duo win NJSS legs
Croghan suspension stayed by Supreme Court
Croghan planning assault on Breeders Crown
Ross Croghan: still going strong


Career

A native of Sydney, Australia, Croghan was born into harness racing, following in the footsteps of his father, trainer Noel...came to the United States in 1976 and raced on the West Coast for 17 years, winning nine driving titles, before settling in New Jersey… has been racing in The Garden State ever since...Ranks among the all-time leaders in training wins and earnings at The Meadowlands…Captured Big M training titles in 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007 and 2008… Best trainees include BJ’s Whirlwind, who won the Dan Patch and Battle of Lake Erie in 1999, and the multiple stakes winning mare Carolina Sunshine…His pupils earned a career-best $4.7 million in 2008, led by Dan Patch Award winning 3-year-old pacing filly Tug River Princess and Classic Series champion trotting gelding Corleone Kosmos...known as mentor to some of the sport’s top training talents as his former assistants include Brett Pelling, the Meadowlands’ all-time money-winner, and Mark Harder.
Personal favorite food is Honey Nut Cheerios (“of course”)…first car was a Ford Fairlane…favorite show is Desperate Housewives (“Isn’t it everybody’s?”)…he can swim like a fish…favorite novel is Pillars of the Earth…he is motivated by “fast horses and loose women”… started out cleaning stalls…greatest racing moment was winning four stakes in one day on Oct. 3, 2008
 
Career Training Statistics & Dan Patch Award Winners
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UTR Money Won Rank
2019 274 66 48 43 .391 1,320,679
2018 555 104 101 72 .332 1,821,860
2017 283 63 42 40 .352 946,155
2016 245 41 31 31 .280 1,473,367
2015 250 40 41 38 .302 1,265,846
2014 279 36 32 36 .236 646,856
2013 416 52 60 54 .248 1,309,365
2012 569 77 87 64 .258 1,801,747
2011 405 69 70 56 .312 2,470,877 (22)
2010 5 2 1 1 .578 31,920
2009 645 93 94 82 .268 3,020,976 (18)
2008 730 132 111 80 .302 4,763,932 (5)
2007 1002 177 (17) 159 124 .306 4,266,182 (5)
2006 642 112 96 85 .302 2,617,109 (13)
2005 656 116 89 86 .296 2,489,906 (17)
2004 419 80 75 49 .329 1,517,280
2003 711 139 123 91 .334 2,899,138 (7)
2002 374 72 55 45 .314 1,364,714
2001 570 81 63 72 .246 1,532,287
2000 916 148 (24) 117 119 .276 2,692,446 (11)
1999 1061 176 (11) 157 111 .283 3,343,222 (4)
1998 61 10 13 9 .332 471,783
1997 3 0 2 1 .481 61,069
1996 71 13 9 7 .286 140,322
1995 541 118 74 59 .330 964,243 (25)
1994 196 54 32 37 .429 382,708
1993 55 19 11 7 .499 79,719
1991 3 0 1 0 .185 486
11937 2090 1794 1499 .000 45,696,194 (14)