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Brian Sears

Full name: Brian J. Sears
Born: 01/21/1968
Birthplace: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Residence: Secaucus, NJ
Height: 5-foot-10
Colors: White-Brown
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Sears in the News
Brennan reflects on 10,000 wins
Sears drives another longshot winner at Yonkers
Tactical Landing and Six Pack win Crown 3CT eliminations
McWicked wins Dan Rooney Invitational Pace
Cruzado Dela Noche is an upset winner in Yonkers International Trot
Top Flight Angel, Sunfire Blue Chip win at Yonkers
Bioness wins $120,000 French-American final
Sears collects 10,000th win at Yonkers


Career

Brian won his first pari-mutuel race while he was still in high school aboard a horse named Alicia Blue Chip in 1:58.2…He began his professional career at Vernon Downs and in 1990 he won the Dick Mumpton Memorial Award for the most promising driver at the central New York oval…In 1991 he won the first of three consecutive UDR titles at Vernon…At the conclusion of the ‘91 season, Sears received the United States Harness Writers’ Rising Star Award…In 1994 Sears moved from Vernon to The Meadows and he finished second behind perennial champion Dave Palone in both wins and earnings in each of his nine campaigns there…In 2003, Brian left his full-time commitment at The Meadows as he traveled throughout the country and picked up driving titles at Pompano Park and Pocono Downs…He also decided to tackle the best in the sport and headed to the Meadowlands…In 2004 he earned his first Meadowlands title…In 2005 he led all North American drivers in earnings with $15,085,992, at the time the highest single-season total ever…Set a record on Aug. 8, 2009, for earnings in a single day by a driver with his mounts capturing $1,555,674.50 at the Meadowlands, while winning the Hambletonian, Hambletonian Oaks and Peter Haughton Memorial…Top driver in earnings at The Red Mile in 2010 with $1,103,178.
Personal  

Racing has been a family affair for Sears, a third generation horseman. His father, Jay, won more than 1,400 races and purses of over $3.3 million. Brian’s grandfather, the late Gene Sears, was also a 1,000-plus race winner who won $1.7 million in purses during his career...Although raised in a harness racing family, it was Brian’s father who urged his son to go to college and bypass a career in harness racing. But after two years of attending Auburn University’s preveterinary program, he could no longer just watch the sport he loved as a spectator. Favorite food is sushi…first car was a ’67 Chevy Camaro…has a Jack Russell named Riley…watches “Dexter,” “True Blood” and “Californication” on TV…greatest honor was returning home to Vernon Downs when his own bobblehead doll was introduced.
 
Career Driving Statistics & Major Wins
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UDR Money Won Rank
2020 222 33 30 26 .263 2,008,225 (14)
2019 765 115 92 102 .262 8,220,695 (8)
2018 980 162 143 138 .293 6,586,237 (13)
2017 1414 183 195 202 .254 6,797,484 (12)
2016 1679 301 250 200 .302 7,490,683 (9)
2015 1975 376 (18) 314 281 .326 9,359,645 (6)
2014 2145 441 (13) 329 294 .336 9,650,876 (5)
2013 2228 507 (12) 369 324 .368 13,737,691 (3)
2012 2123 420 (19) 352 309 .338 9,932,089 (6)
2011 2325 445 (14) 382 321 .329 12,750,499 (4)
2010 1789 307 260 265 .302 10,458,906 (5)
2009 1915 329 268 262 .295 12,246,362 (3)
2008 2163 447 (15) 305 285 .329 16,667,090 (2)
2007 2033 390 289 279 .317 12,914,936 (3)
2006 2255 442 (19) 332 295 .321 12,053,789 (2)
2005 2267 406 (18) 332 290 .303 15,099,597 (1)
2004 1995 353 302 262 .305 10,028,306 (2)
2003 1849 416 (16) 279 207 .346 5,025,281 (11)
2002 2132 488 (7) 400 284 .378 2,941,241
2001 2352 485 (9) 430 358 .359 3,008,946
2000 2487 554 (6) 448 374 .373 2,640,457
1999 2094 420 (15) 366 296 .345 1,888,805
1998 2359 418 (15) 395 345 .319 1,843,127
1997 1929 343 (20) 294 271 .309 1,448,398
1996 1677 309 (23) 279 257 .328 1,363,730
1995 2191 392 (16) 331 283 .306 1,716,084
1994 2015 321 (17) 289 275 .284 1,239,663
1993 697 108 105 99 .286 248,541
1992 624 103 90 97 .297 214,844
1991 518 99 71 63 .308 215,124
1990 325 38 45 45 .240 117,143
1989 234 29 37 29 .253 66,497
1988 117 20 13 21 .292 27,095
1987 15 2 1 2 .215 2,946
1986 14 0 4 3 .230 2,104
1985 15 5 3 3 .511 4,167
1984 11 1 2 1 .222 1,812
53928 10208 (18) 8426 7448 .000 200,019,115 (5)
 

ADIOS
(01) Pine Valley
(10) Delmarvalous

ART ROONEY PACE
(08) Badlands Nitro

BEN FRANKLIN
(09) Mister Big

BREEDERS CROWN (2ct)
(08) Muscle Hill

BREEDERS CROWN (2fp)
(09) Fancy Filly

BREEDERS CROWN (3cp)
(04) Western Terror
(05) Rocknroll Hanover

BREEDERS CROWN (3fp)
(06) My Little Dragon
(07) Artcotic

BREEDERS CROWN (3ct)
(09) Mister Big
(04) Yankee Slide
(05) Strong Yankee
(07) Arch Madness
(10) Break The Bank K

BREEDERS CROWN (3ft)
(03) Stroke Play
(04) Housethatruthbuilt
(05) Blur
(09) Broadway Schooner

BREEDERS CROWN (Hp)
(05) Boulder Creek
(06) Lis Mara
(08) Mister Big

BREEDERS CROWN (Ht)
(04) H P Paque
(06) Sand Vic

BREEDERS CROWN (Mp)
(08) My Little Dragon

CANADIAN PACING DERBY
(06) Lis Mara
(07) Lis Mara
(08) Mister Big

CANADIAN TROTTING CLASSIC
(09) Muscle Hill

CANE PACE
(07) Always A Virgin

CUTLER MEMORIAL
(10) Arch Madness

FAN HANOVER
(05) Cabrini Hanover

GLEN GARNSEY MEMORIAL
(05) Cabrini Hanover
(06) My Little Dragon
(08) Native Bride

GRADUATE
(07) Lis Mara

HAMBLETONIAN
(09) Muscle Hill

HAMBLETONIAN OAKS
(09) Broadway Schooner

JAMES LYNCH MEMORIAL
(10) Fancy Filly

KENTUCKY FUTURITY
(05) Strong Yankee
(09) Muscle Hill

KENTUCKY FILLY FUTURITY
(04) Housethatruthbuilt
(07) Falls For You

MAPLE LEAF TROT
(08) Arch Madness

MAX HEMPT MEMORIAL
(09) Johnny Z

MEADOWLANDS PACE
(05) Rocknroll Hanover

MESSENGER
(07) Always A Virgin

METRO
(04) Rocknroll Hanover
(08) Major In Art

MISTLETOE SHALEE
(10) Dancinwiththestarz

NAT RAY
(06) Sadn Vic

NEW JERSEY CLASSIC
(05) Rocknroll Hanover

NORTH AMERICA CUP
(05) Rocknroll Hanover

PETER HAUGHTON MEMORIAL
(05) Keystone Savage
(07) Blue York Yankee
(08) Muscle Hill
(09) Holiday Roadl

SHE’S A GREAT LADY
(05) Keystone Savage

STANLEY DANCER MEMORIAL
(06) Mr Pine Chip
(09) Muscle Hill
(10) Holiday Road

TATTERSALLS
(04) Western Terror
(05) Rocknroll Hanover
(06) Dave Panlone

THREE DIAMONDS
(08) Hawaiian Drink
(09) Fancy Filly

U.S. PACING CHAMPIONSHIP
(05) Keystone Savage
(08) Mister Big

WILLIAM HAUGHTON MEMORIAL
(08) Mister Big

WOODROW WILSON
(08) Major In Art
(09) Windfall Blue Chip

YONKERS TROT
(05) Boulder Creek