Fox Valley Escort rallied gamely on the far outside to give driver Mike Oosting his 4,000th career victory.
Balmoral Park’s five-time driving champion, Mike Oosting, joined some very elite company in the world of harness racing on Saturday night, guiding Fox Valley Escort to a thrilling neck victory in the 12th race to give him 4,000 wins in his career.
Friends and fellow drivers join Oosting in the winners circle to celebrate his 4000th career win.
The 47-year-old Beecher, Illinois resident, who has overcome a variety of injuries over the past few seasons, has climbed to the top of the driver standings once again at the Crete track despite missing the first month of action this year.
Since embarking on his driving career back in 1982 Oosting driven horses have accumulated more than $26.2 million in purse earnings.