06/22/2014 5:56PM

Hartman collects career win 1,000

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Trainer Chris Hartman earned his 1,000th career victory Sunday with Silver Rock Star in a conditioned claiming event at Prairie Meadows.

ALTOONA, Iowa – Trainer Chris A. Hartman collected career win 1,000 Sunday afternoon when Silver Rock Star ($2.80) rallied under stable jockey Ken Tohill to take a conditioned claiming event.

Hartman, 40, who hails from a family of horse trainers that includes father Stan, brothers Alex and Phil, and wife Hillary, has had great success in his native Southwest, Arkansas, and Iowa, winning at a 22 percent clip.

He cited hard-knocking runners such as Maxregal and Wind Water, winners of more than 20 races each, along with stakes winners Ducky Drake, Etoile de Dome, Key Mood, One Lucky Buck, Red Lead, Schramsberg, and Tempting Date as his all-time favorites.

Hartman's current stable star, the 5-year-old crack sprinter Alsvid, is being pointed at Friday's $125,000 Iowa Sprint Handicap.

John Boudreau More than 1 year ago
From a Kid at TUP>>> to a Jock Agent to>>> A Really Good Trainer>> Great JOB Chris>>
Hail No More than 1 year ago
Congrats, Mr. Hartman, Key Mood was a fave :)
RandomNameMeToo More than 1 year ago
A thousand wins is an impressive achievement!
Frank Reach More than 1 year ago
Chris is a good man. Congratulations to him!