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Luc  Ouellette

Full name: Luc  R. Ouellette
Born: 07/22/1965
Birthplace: St. Augustin, PQ
Residence: Campbellville, ON
Height: 5-foot-8
Colors: Red-White-Black
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Ouellette in the News
Ouellette is all ‘Business’ for Beat The Heat
Ouellette making Yonkers Raceway return Saturday
Ouellette hopes consistency pays off in Damsel Final
Ouellette captures five at Woodbine
Ouellette avoids serious injury at Woodbine
Anndrovette cruises in Open Mare Pace
Crys Dream, Iron Lady win Hambletonian Oaks eliminations
No contest in Elegantimage as Crys Dream floats to victory


Career

Ouellette began working summers with his grandfather, Gedeon Lachance, at the age of 11 and spent many days with his uncle Michel…After he finished school, Luc began working with Michel full time and came to New York in 1982 with Lachance’s stable…Received his “A” driving license in the spring of 1986 and took a three-horse stable to Monticello Raceway…In 1990, he decided concentrating on driving and maintaining a stable was a bit much, so he sold his stock and opted to become a catch-driver…Became the most popular driver at Yonkers and led the Hilltop driving standings in both wins and earnings from 1993-'95...After splitting his time between the Meadowlands and Dover Downs for much of the next decade, the 2004 season saw Luc shift his base of operations to the WEG circuit in Toronto and he made an immediate impact there en route to being named Canada’s Driver of the Year…Among his best horses was the outstanding free-for-all pacer Red Bow Tie (a double Dan Patch Award winner and the 1998 Pacer of the Year) and Worldly Beauty (who captured Dan Patch Awards during both her freshman and sophomore seasons in 2001-‘02)…The 2010 season saw Ouellette as the regular driver for Crys Dream, the Goldsmith Maid and Peaceful Way champion who was named a Dan Patch Award winner as the sport’s top 2-year-old trotting filly…In 1992 he was the recipient of the Rising Star Award from the United States Harness Writers’ Association…Three years later he put his name in the record books on July 22, 1995 at Yonkers when he became the first driver to ever win nine races on a single program... Earned Driver of the Year honors from Harness Tracks of America in 1995 and 1996…Captured the 1999 North American earnings title with a career best total of $10,834,745.
Personal

Luc Roger Ouellette is also known as Lightning Luke …favorite food is his mother’s home cooking…first car was a little Datsun 310, back in 1985…first job was a groom…favorite thing to do on a day away from racing is spend the day with his wife and children, Luc and Isabelle…his favorite pets are foals in the spring, along with his parakeets, rabbits, and turkeys Moe and Alice…greatest racing experience was when he campaigned Worldly Beauty with his cousin Patrick Lachance…he is motivated by big races and his children…fans would be surprised to know that he loves to cook…favorite TV show use to be Seinfeld and Boston Legal but now it’s the local news so that he can keep up with local events…greatest honor/moment in his life was when his children Luc and Isabelle were born.
 
Career Driving Statistics & Major Wins
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UDR Money Won Rank
2017 16 5 1 2 .389 23,241
2016 85 8 7 9 .175 81,663
2015 153 13 13 14 .163 119,665
2014 208 20 17 16 .167 215,728
2013 515 34 46 53 .150 756,259
2012 943 75 93 88 .165 1,889,734
2011 1223 135 133 125 .205 3,672,944
2010 1450 126 129 188 .180 3,431,891
2009 1562 146 184 161 .193 4,373,232
2008 1424 181 143 160 .220 4,303,246
2007 1850 223 200 224 .221 4,814,086 (21)
2006 1945 245 230 228 .231 5,477,177 (14)
2005 2170 311 270 255 .252 6,303,975 (8)
2004 2191 370 (24) 284 262 .281 7,185,998 (7)
2003 2169 316 244 252 .247 8,120,602 (4)
2002 2240 373 (24) 298 263 .280 9,440,669 (3)
2001 2211 377 (19) 286 234 .278 9,979,934 (5)
2000 2383 410 (15) 323 267 .285 9,567,454 (2)
1999 2688 528 (7) 402 336 .321 10,834,745 (1)
1998 2633 591 (5) 396 318 .348 9,753,857 (3)
1997 2467 458 (8) 356 334 .311 6,179,474 (3)
1996 2418 620 (4) 406 315 .393 4,883,021 (6)
1995 2613 726 (2) 448 328 .415 5,011,003 (6)
1994 2313 551 (3) 363 291 .367 3,301,646 (9)
1993 2311 441 (5) 379 345 .332 2,514,171 (17)
1992 2480 447 (7) 387 342 .313 2,608,368 (16)
1991 2059 353 (13) 328 277 .305 1,898,883 (21)
1990 1407 217 217 224 .293 1,215,355
1989 1202 151 217 181 .276 1,142,588
1988 652 82 88 84 .244 707,215
1987 136 21 15 18 .260 137,128
1986 226 22 28 28 .207 67,934
1985 102 13 9 15 .225 31,271
1984 1 0 0 0 .000 0
50446 8589 6940 6237 .000 130,044,157 (12)
 

ARMBRO FLIGHT
(09) Lavec Dream

GOLDSMITH MAID
(10) Crys Dream

NADIA LOBELL
(09) Showherthemoney

PEACEFUL WAY
(10) Crys Dream