Driver Bio

John
 Campbell
Born: 4/8/1955 in Ailsa Craig, Ontario
Resides: River Vale, New Jersey
Colors: Maroon-White-Black
Statistics
Woodbine Mohawk Stakes Wins
SERIES HORSE (YEAR)
Breeders Crown


Bettor Sweet (2011)
Korleone Cosmos (2008)
Flirtin Miss (2004)
Art Major (2003 & 2002)
Broadway Hall (2002)
Western Shooter (2001)
Real Desire (2001)
Syrinx Hanover (2001)
Artsplace (1992)
Prakas (1985)

Burlington


Metropolitan (2004)
Gallo Blue Chip (2000)
Twin B Champ (2000)
Red Bow Tie (1997)
No Standing Around (1995)
Life Sign (1993)

Campbellville


Andover Hall (2001)
Conway Hall (1997)
Kramer Boy (1995)
Wesgate Crown (1993)

Canadian Pacing Derby
Real Desire (2002)

Noble Ability (1998)
Ball And Chain (1996)

Canadian Trotting Classic


Lucky Chucky (2010)
Joie De Vie (1983)

Canadian Trotting Classic (Consolation) Flirtin Man (2007)
Champlain (Pace)


Dawn Ofa New Day (dh) (2004)
Princess Callie (2002)
Lady Graceful (2001)
Gothic Lady (2000)
Pro Bono Best (2000)
Armbro Terrace (1999)
Lease On Life (1997)
Clover Hanover (1997)
Decor (1996)
Faded Glory (1995)
Lady Buns (1995)
Firm Belief (1995)
Bonnie And Cyde (1992)
Western Hanover (1991)
Silky Stallone (1990)
Chatham Light (1987)

Champlain (Trot)


Big Rigs (2010)
Quite Easy (2006)
Muscle Shoals (2004)
Andover Hall (2001)
Norway But My Way (2001)
Fun And Strokes (2000)
Conway Hall (1997)
Muscles Yankee (1997)
Desert Ivy (1997)
Kramer Boy (1995)
Wesgate Crown (1993)
Diskette (1992)
Princess Kosmos (1991)
Britelite Lobell (1985)

Fan Hanover


Shes A Great Lady (1995)
Immortality (1993)

Gold Cup


Jake And Elwood (1991)
Dragons Lair (1987)

Goldsmith Maid


Up Front Annika (2008)
Snow White (2007)

Goodtimes Quite Easy (2007)
Harvest Stakes


Lady Graceful (2001)
Gothic Lady (2000)
Armbro Terrace (1999)
Mattaroni (1998)

Maple Leaf Trot


Franconia (1987)
Bridger (1983)

Metro Pace (Consolation)


Straight Shooting (2008)
Dawn Ofa New Day (2004)
Lotsa Clout (2000)
Dongetinmyway (1994)
J BS Andrew (1993)

Milton


Extreme Velocity (1998)
Shes A Great Lady (1996)
Cheery Hello (1990)

Mohawk Pacing Series Dangerfield Bruce (1979)
Nassagaweya


Odds on Equuleus (2012)
Straight Shooting (2008)
Pro Bono Best (2000)
The Firepan (1999)
Bear Dance (1997)
Northern Luck (1996)
Cole Muffler (1991)
Artsplace (1990)
Shipps Commander (1990)

North America Cup


The Panderosa (1999)
Gothic Dream (1997)
Arizona Jack (1996)
Davids Pass (1995)
Cams Card Shark (1994)
Precious Bunny (1991)

North America Cup (Consolation)  

Expensive Scooter (1994)
Bright As Day (1992)

Oakville


Snow White (2007)
Pampered Princess (2006)
Fun N Strokes (2000)

Pacing Classic Bettor Sweet (2009)
Robert Stewart (Trot)


Pampered Princess (2006)
Snub (1991)

Simcoe (Pace)


Allamerican Ingot (2002)
Eyes Of An Angel (1997)
Paling Avenue (1997)
Faded Glory (1996)
Immortality (1993)
Driven By Design (1992)
Amity Chef (1986)

Simcoe (Trot)
Glidemaster (2006)
Captain Brady (2003)
 
Canland Hall (1999)
Jet Frances Boko (1995)
Lady Gioconda (1992)
Amrbro Keepsake (1992)
Stage Enterance (1988)
Mr Novak (1986)
Three Diamonds A And Gs Confusion (2007)
Trotting Classic Corleone Kosmos (2009)
Valley Victory Beardmore (2003)
WDB/MOH Driving Record

Career Wins

  10,519 Wins (through December 31, 2012)

2012 Driving Record

STARTS 1ST 2ND 3RD EARNINGS UDRS
809 73 100 94 $3,861,969 0.197

 

2012 WEG Driving Record

STARTS 1ST 2ND 3RD EARNINGS UDRS
44 3 5 5 $958,808 0.169

 

2012 WEG Stakes Wins

SERIES HORSE
Nassagaweya Odds On Equuleus

Career
  • Campbell holds the all-time record for North America Cup wins (6), Hambletonian wins (6), Meadowlands Pace wins (7) and Breeders Crown wins (45).
  • Campbell guided Bettor Sweet to victory in the Breeders Crown Open Pace at Woodbine. The score gave Campbell his 45th Crown Championship trophy.  
  • On May 30, 2011, Campbell was involved in an on-track accident at Harrah’s Chester, which left harness racing's all-time leading money-winning driver with a broken shoulder and knee. He returned to action on July 28.
  • In 2010, Campbell won the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic with even-money favourite, Lucky Chucky, in a stakes and track record time of 1:52.2.
  • In 2008, Campbell became the seventh driver to win 10,000 races after capturing one of three Meadowlands Pace eliminations aboard Share The Delight.
  • In 2001, he became the first driver in history to win more than $13 million in a single season and became the sport’s all-time leading money winning driver.
  • He also eclipsed the $200 million mark in 2001, on Breeders Crown night at Woodbine, a night in which he won three BC races.
  • His most notable performer of 2002 was undoubtedly the brilliant four-year-old Real Desire, who won the $845,500 Canadian Pacing Derby and was named Horse of the Year.
  • In 2003, Campbell drove Bunny Lake, one of the greatest pacing mares the sport has ever seen, to victory in the Roses Are Red at Woodbine.
  • For his career, Campbell has won the most-ever Breeders Crown races with 42 (the most recent coming in 2008 with Korleone Cosmos)
  • Entering the 2006 season, Campbell had over 9,500 career wins to his credit.
  • He was wrapping up a stellar comeback year in 2006 when he was involved in a three-horse wreck during a Breeder’s Crown elimination at Woodbine; earlier that year had won the Hambletonian (in stakes and Meadowlands track record 1:51.1) and Kentucky Futurity (1:51.3 second heat victory at The Red Mile) with Blair Burgess-trained Glidemaster, who would end up winning the Trotting Triple Crown (via the Yonkers Trot victory) with pilot George Brennan due to Campbell’s injury.
  • He returned to racing in April 2007 after recovering from a serious leg break and immediately returned to form, driving Quite Easy to take the $334,600 final of the Goodtimes Stakes in June at Mohawk.
  • Also in 2007, Campbell drove freshman filly phenom, Snow White, to a world-record-equalling win in the $575,400 Oakville Stakes Final at Mohawk (the second year running that he has won this stake) and a victory in the $652,950 Goldsmith Maid Stakes in October.
  • That year, he also piloted A and Gs Confusion to win the $660,200 Three Diamonds Stake.
  • Campbell has won virtually ever major stake race the sport has to offer, many of them multiple times.
  • Locally, his most impressive record is in the Pepsi North America Cup where he’s been victorious six times.
  • He received Canada's Meritorious Service Medal in 2001, the first driver to do so. The award, created by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, recognizes a deed or activity performed in a highly professional manner or to a very high standard that brings benefit or honour to Canada.
  • Perhaps nothing tells the story about the Ailsa Craig, Ontario native better than the fact he was elected into the Living Hall of Fame in 1990 at age 35, the youngest individual to be so honoured.

Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2009