eff Runco became the 24th trainer in North American history to notch
3,000 wins in a career when Sweet Halucination won the fifth race at
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on April 23 by 8 1/2 lengths.
“It’s definitely exciting, but it’s been a lot of work over the years,”
said the 51 year-old Runco. “We’ve had so many good people behind the
scenes and great owners that have made it all possible.”
Following a career as a jockey, Runco decided to turn his attention to
training in the mid 1980’s and his horses banked almost $30 million in
earnings since then, including a Charles Town record of over $2.8
million in 2010. Runco-trained horses have won 100 or more races in 19
of the last 20 years.