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Benjamin Wallace

Full name: Benjamin  Wallace
Born: 01/29/1949
Birthplace: Kitchener, Ontario
Residence: Milton, Ontario
Height: 6-foot-1
Colors: Maroon-Grey-White
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Career

Although he has operated a highly successful stable in Ontario for years, Ben Wallace was largely unknown throughout harness racing circles outside the province prior to the 1999 season, but that all changed thanks to an outstanding campaign with 3-year-old pacing colt Blissfull Hall, who was voted Horse of the Year in Canada and Pacer of the Year in the Dan Patch Award balloting…The Cambest speedball banked $1,326,819 and became just the ninth pacer in the history of the sport to win the Triple Crown…Worked for the late Bill Wellwood…In 1996 his season’s earnings passed the $1 million mark for the first time and he was voted the Ontario Jockey Club’s Trainer of the Year…Enjoyed solid 1997 and 1998 campaigns thanks to the pacing filly Armbro Rosebud, an O’Brien Award winner in 1997 as Canada’s 2-year-old filly pacer of the year…Also trained 2000 Windy City Pace champion Camotion…In recent years the pacing gelding Zooka has been his leading charge, banking more than $100,000 in each of his five campaigns on the racetrack, while ringing up more than $1.1 million lifetime.
Personal

Ben’s favorite food is rack of lamb…first car was a Ford Falcon…first job was a paperboy…enjoys following politics…favorite hobby is sleeping…greatest racing experience was winning the Triple Crown with Blissfull Hall…says he motivated by “trying to find another Blissfull Hall.”
 
Career Training Statistics & Dan Patch Award Winners
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UTR Money Won Rank
2019 49 10 4 7 .297 90,574
2018 170 31 24 25 .310 432,106
2017 177 27 18 21 .249 340,940
2016 192 45 29 15 .344 590,779
2015 208 44 30 28 .337 443,407
2014 230 40 27 36 .291 760,453
2013 512 83 67 75 .284 1,396,580
2012 529 62 76 78 .246 1,966,290
2011 566 71 74 71 .240 1,580,834
2010 514 76 71 70 .270 1,234,304
2009 484 62 71 61 .252 1,391,374
2008 491 62 65 56 .238 1,172,426
2007 528 88 87 74 .305 1,344,924
2006 497 69 79 72 .275 1,073,788
2005 439 46 66 58 .232 978,732
2004 420 56 63 67 .270 1,511,310
2003 559 89 75 69 .275 1,539,457 (25)
2002 881 151 124 111 .292 3,184,392 (5)
2001 632 130 101 79 .336 3,945,583 (6)
2000 395 57 57 51 .268 1,626,038
1999 451 80 52 61 .287 2,060,749 (9)
1998 492 90 63 52 .289 1,248,657 (22)
1997 613 103 82 69 .280 1,727,595 (9)
1996 478 105 53 54 .319 1,134,407 (21)
1995 315 52 44 41 .286 889,132
1994 336 65 56 41 .327 607,050
1993 266 42 43 39 .297 418,986
1992 243 28 26 38 .227 253,691
1991 4 2 0 0 .500 91,455
11671 1866 1627 1519 .000 35,036,013
 

DAN PATCH AWARD WINNERS

3-YEAR-OLD COLT PACE
(99) Blissfull Hall

PACER OF THE YEAR
(99) Blissfull Hall