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William Wilder

Full name: William  Wilder
Born: 04/10/1972
Birthplace: Springfield, OH
Residence: Houston, PA
Height: 5-foot-10
Colors: Green-Gold
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Career

Started his career in harness racing by helping his stepfather, David Ritter, who trained horses at the Selby County (Ohio) Fairgrounds…Made his driving debut at the age of 14 with a matinee appearance at the Greenville Fair…Just two years later, he was chosen as Ohio Youth Driver--an honor which carried a cash prize -- and promptly used that to buy his first racehorse, Justin’s Skipper…Went to work for trainer Randy Owens at Scioto Downs at the age of 18, grooming, training and driving…Won his first driving title in the spring of 1994 at Lebanon Raceway and would go on to add 12 more titles at the half-mile raceway - 10 of them consecutively…Added to his titles when he captured Scioto Downs championships in 1999 and 2000…In 2001, he shifted his base of operations to The Meadows in western Pennsylvania and he has been among that track’s driving leaders ever since…Finished in the top five  in all three driving categories during the ’10 campaign at The Meadows…In January of 1994 he was the recipient of the Peter Haughton Award (honoring an “up-and-coming” star in the Standardbred sport) by the Ohio chapter of the United States Harness Writers’ Association.
Personal favorite food is pizza…when not racing, he spends time with his wife Heather (daughter of trainer Dan Altmeyer) and two daughters, who are 7 and 8… has two dogs and two cats…first car was a Ford F-150…once worked in room service at a Holiday Inn…likes light rock…is motivated by doing something he loves and making money at it….favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz…the greatest part of his life is the experience of having his daughters…says he’s just an “ordinary guy”
 
Career Driving Statistics & Major Wins
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UDR Money Won Rank
2019 1649 255 (23) 243 208 .279 2,705,139
2018 2089 299 289 306 .269 3,108,410
2017 2110 311 292 314 .274 3,518,781
2016 2243 298 336 328 .265 3,553,570
2015 2340 346 392 339 .289 4,255,132 (25)
2014 2447 368 (23) 365 346 .280 4,075,691 (25)
2013 2279 331 374 322 .284 3,769,373
2012 2218 268 350 290 .252 3,575,426
2011 2308 244 294 331 .224 3,265,738
2010 2395 274 320 351 .237 3,986,992
2009 2364 302 335 340 .254 4,164,781
2008 2213 280 318 323 .255 3,498,045
2007 2156 330 336 296 .285 2,546,943
2006 1886 318 296 297 .308 1,783,513
2005 1939 323 323 289 .309 1,945,773
2004 2074 314 311 341 .290 2,228,917
2003 2021 345 321 290 .307 2,248,934
2002 1913 290 297 299 .290 2,307,812
2001 1726 199 255 234 .243 1,617,681
2000 2288 454 (11) 378 297 .333 1,948,317
1999 1790 351 (20) 244 239 .316 1,157,876
1998 1796 291 217 233 .272 799,962
1997 1945 352 (18) 250 282 .301 877,130
1996 1541 230 240 214 .282 607,514
1995 1501 198 262 200 .273 428,859
1994 1459 224 201 200 .276 450,546
1993 843 136 126 112 .289 188,796
1992 410 51 65 56 .258 70,311
1991 156 23 19 17 .251 27,978
1990 35 3 5 5 .213 5,246
1989 5 0 0 0 .000 195
1988 6 0 0 1 .056 183
1987 0 0 0 0 .000 0
54145 8008 8054 7700 .000 64,719,564