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Aaron Merriman

Full name: Aaron E. Merriman
Born: 06/30/1978
Birthplace: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Residence: Northfield, OH
Height: 5-foot-11
Colors: Gold-Red-White
Career & Personal Highlights Multimedia
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Merriman in the News
Ohio Sire Stakes season wraps up at Northfield Park
Merriman wins 800 for fifth straight season
Hollywood Dayton Open Trot goes to Moonshiner Hanover
Split The House splashes to victory in Ewart
Fly Jesse Fly equals track record at Northfield Park
Merriman wins eight, including OSS division with Northmedo Mission
Team New Vocations edges out Team HHYF at Scioto
Homicide Hunter equals world record in Charlie Hill Memorial


Career

Currently splits his time between Northfield Park and The Meadows…For four straight years (2006-‘09) he captured the driving title at Northfield Park… His overall total of  706 victories (a career best) in ’09 ranked him third among all drivers in North America…Was second in all three categories at Northfield in 2010 after missing significant time due to injuries suffered in a June racing accident at The Meadows…Merriman started out in the business with his dad, the noted horseman Lanny Merriman…He was 16 when he first jogged a horse and was nearly 20 when he drove in his first pari-mutuel race…Biggest win in 2010 came behind the 3-year-old filly pacer Sand Windsor in the $109,000 Courageous Lady at Northfield.
Personal

Favorite foods are crab legs and lobster…worked as a Krispy Kreme counter boy, serving donuts and coffee…has two dogs, Parker and Smokey Joe…favorite things to watch are sports and “Rob ‘and Big” on MTV…he is an avid Cleveland sports fan…has a son, Kristopher.
 
Career Driving Statistics & Major Wins
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UDR Money Won Rank
2019 1993 439 (1) 315 255 .351 3,327,581 (5)
2018 4739 1142 (1) 836 673 .386 10,523,538 (3)
2017 4692 1095 (1) 766 648 .370 8,769,503 (7)
2016 4286 890 (1) 700 628 .347 7,670,706 (8)
2015 4204 874 (1) 666 583 .342 7,419,823 (10)
2014 4646 841 (2) 766 696 .323 6,631,566 (12)
2013 3646 568 (6) 573 532 .292 4,165,770 (24)
2012 3538 605 (5) 539 512 .304 4,027,129
2011 3206 445 (14) 441 457 .263 3,619,650
2010 2711 490 (13) 393 350 .304 2,670,142
2009 3953 706 (3) 598 594 .313 5,059,402 (24)
2008 4091 612 (6) 635 547 .280 3,129,543
2007 2674 483 (13) 467 385 .326 1,630,224
2006 2805 558 (9) 469 382 .337 1,724,620
2005 2160 376 (21) 333 298 .306 1,197,503
2004 2469 354 369 346 .273 1,459,198
2003 1938 244 246 251 .240 903,935
2002 1285 255 226 164 .339 481,918
2001 1112 161 146 131 .257 319,369
2000 1095 182 145 148 .285 342,294
1999 690 80 88 106 .238 202,623
1998 47 5 4 3 .175 8,288
1997 1 0 0 0 .000 0
61981 11405 (7) 9721 8689 .000 75,284,325
 

CLEVELAND CLASSIC
(08) Upfront Hannahsboy

COURAGEOUS LADY
(10) Sand Windsor