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Kevin McDermott

Full name: Kevin C. McDermott
Born: 10/19/1967
Birthplace: Kearny, NJ
Residence: Millstone, NJ
Height: 6-foot-0
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McDermott in the News
Melady's Monet favored in first feature of 2018 at Yonkers
Kevin McDermott earns 1,500th career training victory
McDermott brothers, John Brennan feted by N.J. harness writers
Hypnotic Blue Chip is retired
Breeders Crown battle lines drawn in $500,000 Pace
McDermott sends double threat into Canadian Pacing Derby
John McDermott joins field for St. Paddy Pace
Kevin McDermott joins drivers in St. Paddy Pace


Career

The McDermott Stable enjoyed a banner season in 2010, setting a career high with $2.27 million…It was the third consecutive year in which McDermott established a career best…McDermott’s standout in 2010 was pacer Hypnotic Blue Chip, who won a division of the U.S. Pacing Championship with a world-record performance on his way to $788,809 in purses…Went out on his own in 1993, and made his mark conditioning top-level claimers such as Only Action, Kiwi Cinder N, Kendal Missile and Danger Of Fire…Broke into the national spotlight in 2001 as the trainer of Classic Distaff champion Yes Its True, who won a dozen races and earned more than $500,000 that year…Took over the training in the fall of 2008 for pacing gelding Blueridge Western, who has won $1.4 million lifetime…Along with owner Francis Azur and drivers Tim Tetrick and Brian Sears, brought Blueridge Western and Noble Falcon to the Orleans County Fair in Vermont in 2009 for a widely publicized exhibition…Azur, who provided $20,000 for purses and promotion of the fair, was named the sport’s Unsung Hero by the U.S. Harness Writers’ Association and the Horseperson of the Year in the USHWA/USTA Railbird Recognition awards.
Personal

Got his start as a teenager by writing letters to Meadowlands trainer Jim Doherty, asking for work…Later spent summers learning from Jack Parker Jr. and also worked as an assistant for trainers Nick Sodano and Linda Toscano…favorite food is steak…first car was a Ford LTD…favorite horse was Mac Action…favorite TV show is “24”…insists on watching races alone…loves fishing…greatest racing moment was winning the Classic final with Yes Its True.
 
Career Training Statistics & Dan Patch Award Winners
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UTR Money Won Rank
2019 97 14 14 10 .259 172,061
2018 124 19 15 12 .253 314,201
2017 195 38 21 16 .282 718,436
2016 234 38 29 22 .263 631,799
2015 233 39 28 27 .273 804,586
2014 332 44 34 36 .226 852,890
2013 402 70 52 46 .284 1,290,031
2012 438 79 63 64 .309 1,483,748
2011 357 53 52 45 .271 1,039,538
2010 533 92 77 75 .300 2,279,100 (22)
2009 709 118 106 92 .293 2,197,236
2008 471 78 69 53 .285 1,581,869
2007 473 87 66 76 .315 1,148,431
2006 329 69 48 39 .330 769,051
2005 322 49 37 33 .250 597,865
2004 382 53 52 32 .242 647,007
2003 344 39 54 37 .236 566,171
2002 350 45 49 43 .247 732,733
2001 496 83 60 60 .275 1,483,573
2000 533 105 61 62 .299 1,170,640
1999 342 50 47 50 .271 694,011
1998 473 62 59 60 .243 821,120
1997 525 91 78 53 .290 1,191,556 (19)
1996 388 73 57 55 .317 664,749
1995 284 50 38 39 .296 471,059
1994 94 24 13 9 .364 250,117
1993 60 11 13 8 .348 128,042
1992 27 5 7 4 .379 28,892
1991 11 5 0 1 .485 8,011
9558 1583 1299 1159 .000 24,738,523