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Stephane Bouchard

Full name: Stephane L. Bouchard
Born: 12/21/1966
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec
Residence: Goshen, NY
Height: 5-foot-9
Colors: Green-White-Red
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Bouchard in the News
Stephane Bouchard joins USTA as ID Technician
Daley, Bouchard injured in Saratoga accident
Stephane Bouchard returns to H3R after 20 years
Drivers named for H3R All-Star Tournament June 4
Bouchard wins 8,000th race
Racing Roundup: All About Kisses is all about winning at Saratoga
Stephane Bouchard headlines Maple Leaf Pace on Oct. 22
Stephane Bouchard to appear on ESPNews


Career

After spending several years plying his trade in Canada, Italy, Germany and Florida, Bouchard chose the New York metropolitan area to set down roots. After 1-1/2 years at Yonkers, Bouchard became the track’s top reinsman…During the 2000 season Bouchard won 671 races, a total which placed him second in the North American dash chase…Bouchard followed that campaign with another record-setting season in 2001, when his total of 754 victories again placed him second in the dash standings while being named Harness Tracks of America’s Driver of the Year…In 2003, Stephane’s 656 victories placed him first among all drivers in North America...2007 was another outstanding campaign for Bouchard as he established new career highs in both victories (814) and purses ($7,667,721)…Stephane dominated the driving standings at Yonkers in the first decade of this century, leading in all three categories six times in 10 years…In 2010, Bouchard finished in the top five at the Hilltop oval in both wins and earnings…His biggest win in 2010 came behind Townslight Hanover in the $200,000 New York Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers…The United States Harness Writers’ Association honored Bouchard with the 2000 Rising Star Award.
Personal

While attending college, Bouchard started hanging out with his friends at Blue Bonnets (now Hippodrome de Montreal). When he realized he was spending more time at the track than in the classroom he approached trainer Pierre Touchette for a job. He then moved on to work for trainer Jean Paul Gauthier. When Gauthier passed away, his widow gave Bouchard her husband’s green and white silks, which Bouchard wears to this day.

 
Career Driving Statistics & Major Wins
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UDR Money Won Rank
2017 513 60 65 66 .230 445,523
2016 1401 199 163 224 .260 1,519,379
2015 1364 181 194 196 .260 1,503,341
2014 1419 180 204 203 .254 1,321,151
2013 1641 236 240 246 .275 1,864,082
2012 1781 195 237 239 .228 2,361,392
2011 2305 276 286 299 .232 3,088,056
2010 2178 216 284 299 .217 4,834,202 (24)
2009 2047 239 261 243 .227 5,382,723 (21)
2008 3046 530 (9) 488 390 .306 7,384,557 (14)
2007 4025 814 (3) 605 539 .330 7,667,721 (12)
2006 2917 617 (5) 473 408 .348 5,307,111 (15)
2005 2979 489 (11) 458 431 .298 3,607,976 (23)
2004 2900 549 (8) 488 389 .328 4,068,635 (19)
2003 3376 656 (1) 552 464 .331 4,588,188 (14)
2002 3122 559 (4) 486 396 .308 4,238,676 (18)
2001 3411 754 (2) 562 423 .354 5,088,373 (14)
2000 2928 671 (2) 538 376 .374 3,768,891 (20)
1999 1376 185 185 194 .256 1,242,960
1998 1164 168 131 146 .249 1,573,452
1997 728 99 93 82 .245 453,696
1996 1435 166 212 183 .240 1,203,594
1995 1591 218 211 217 .256 1,331,316
1994 1177 133 152 150 .227 866,565
1993 225 21 20 35 .195 91,343
1992 743 93 86 86 .228 442,829
1991 122 19 10 17 .248 74,531
1990 199 38 28 29 .318 107,844
1989 101 28 14 15 .404 54,760
1988 0 0 0 0 .000 0
52214 8589 7726 6985 .000 75,482,867
 

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