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Steve Elliott

Full name: Steve M. Elliott
Born: 11/04/1953
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Residence: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Height: 6-foot-0
Colors: Black-Red-Gold
Career & Personal Highlights Multimedia
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Elliott in the News
New foes await Rockeyed Optimist at Big M
Elliott sends speedy 1-2 punch into Graduate Series
Trio of Harriman Cup divisions raced at Philly
Steve Elliott scores Stallion Series double at Philly
Artistic Fella will race in 2009
Elliott ponders life after Donato Hanover
Free-Legged: USHWA award winners
No rest for the Rose


Career

Elliott’s top performers in 2010 were 2-yer-old filly pacer Cold Mist, who won the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship as well as a division of the Bluegrass Stakes, and 2-year-old filly trotter Fitness Girl, who captured the Matron Stakes…In 2009, Elliott’s 3-year-old pacer Well Said joined Precious Bunny as the only horses to win the North America Cup, Meadowlands Pace and Little Brown Jug on his way to Pacer of the Year honors. Well Said also won the Battle of the Brandywine and earned $1.98 million for the year…Elliott reached the pinnacle of the sport in 1988 when three of his trainees, Sweet Reflection, Totally Ruthless and Valley Victory earned divisional titles… Elliott was back in the headlines in 2006-07 with the top colt trotter Donato Hanover…As a 2-year-old, Donato Hanover lost his first start, then ripped off eight straight victories on his way to a landslide triumph in the Dan Patch Awards balloting…In 2007 he won the Hambletonian plus 10 other races in 13 starts, banked $2.33 million and was a landslide choice as Horse of the Year…Other top horses in recent year include 2007 Dan Patch divisional champion filly Southwind Tempo and pacer Artistic Fella…Was honored with the 2007 Glen Garnsey Trainer of the Year Award for the second time in his career, joining 1988, and the W.R. Haughton Good Guy Award from the United States Harness Writers’ Association.
Personal

Favorite food is seafood…got his start working for his cousin David Elliott…favorite TV show is “NCIS”…enjoys golfing…has a son, Charles…is motivated by trying to find “that elusive good horse.”
 
Career Training Statistics & Dan Patch Award Winners
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UTR Money Won Rank
2017 297 50 38 43 .288 1,167,032
2016 425 80 52 44 .291 1,737,790
2015 438 90 63 60 .331 2,865,856 (12)
2014 327 53 46 52 .293 1,157,729
2013 320 46 52 45 .281 1,235,738
2012 244 46 27 23 .281 661,030
2011 210 35 29 27 .286 684,748
2010 302 49 42 38 .281 1,361,834
2009 206 32 22 21 .249 2,540,264 (22)
2008 312 62 54 36 .333 2,974,065 (15)
2007 417 87 40 47 .299 5,051,665 (3)
2006 304 68 30 41 .323 3,006,689 (8)
2005 367 52 45 47 .252 1,708,122 (25)
2004 295 37 34 33 .227 1,113,381
2003 199 37 29 27 .312 764,031
2002 226 30 38 31 .272 761,432
2001 141 26 24 23 .333 820,667
2000 88 10 14 14 .255 699,593
1999 208 18 36 21 .216 425,260
1998 121 11 20 10 .210 218,527
1997 17 3 4 1 .327 77,393
1993 236 42 39 29 .311 399,229
1992 219 41 29 20 .291 524,933
1991 226 36 26 26 .262 749,938 (19)
6145 1041 833 759 .000 32,706,946
 

DAN PATCH AWARD WINNERS

2-YEAR-OLD COLT PACE
(88) Totally Ruthless

2-YEAR-OLD COLT TROT
(88) Valley Victory
(06) Donato Hanover

THREE-YEAR-OLD COLT PACE
(09) Well Said

3-YEAR-OLD COLT TROT
(07) Donato Hanover

3-YEAR-OLD FILLY PACE
(88) Sweet Reflection
(07) Southwind Tempo

PACING MARE
(06) Burning Point

TROTTER OF THE YEAR
(07) Donato Hanover

HORSE OF THE YEAR
(07) Donato Hanover