Driver Bio

Luc
 Ouellette
Born: 7/22/1965 in St. Augustin, Quebec
Resides: Campbellville, Ontario
Colors: Red-White-Black
Statistics
Woodbine Mohawk Stakes Wins
SERIES HORSE (YEAR)
Armbro Flight Lavec Dream (2009)
Apaches Fame

 Lil Bit Lil Bit (2010)

Dodgeball (2006)

Blizzard D Gs Tinkerbell (2012)
Kims Quest (2010)
Breeders Crown

Anndrovette (2011)

Brigham Dream (2008)

Pick Me Up (2002)

Armbro Amoretto (2002)

Burlington

Ok Boromir (2009)

Dali (2008)

Joe To Go (2006)

Panspacificflight (2004)

Heifetz Hanover (2000)

Canadian Breeders

Camaes Fellow (2011)

Smiling Beauty (2004)

Casual Breeze Crys Dream (2011)
Champlain (Pace)

Armbro Amoretto (2002)

Michelles Revenge (1999)

Lost At The Beach (1998)

Under Your Spell (1998)

Champlain (Trot)

Crys Dream (2010)

Oaklea Opal (2005)

Day For Night (1999)

Jodie Is A Winner (1998)

Dream Maker Lilsharkshooter (2006)
Elegantimage

Bee Line (2006)

Fan Hanover Worldly Beauty (2002)
General Brock Polar Winner (2005)
Gold Cup Time Share N (2000)
Goldsmith Maid Crys Dream (2010)
Harvest Stakes

Docs Reward (2004)

Armbro Amoretto (2002)

Dolley Madison (2000)

Come Out Running (1998)

In Free Julaire (2006)
Metro Pace Grinfromeartoear (1998)
Nassagaweya Hurrikane Kingcole (2011)
Ontario Boys Series

Winsun Twister (2009)

Hustlin Rustler (2004)

Ontario Sires Autumn Series

Pacific Mariner (2005)

Natural Luck (2005)

Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final

Shacked Up (2009, 3YOFP) 

Ideal Race (2009, 3YOCP)

Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final

Shacked Up (2009, 3YOFP)

Peaceful Way Crys Dream (2010)
Princess

Cowboys Dreamer (2010)

Ifyoucouldcwhati C (2005)

North America Cup Red River Hanover (2002)
North America Cup (Consolation) LCB (2001)
Roses Are Red Bunny Lake (2004)
SBOA Shacked Up (2009, 3YOFP)
Simcoe (Pace)

Eagle Luck (2006)

Ifyoucouldcwhati C (2005)

Double The Fun (2004)

Blissed Out (2004)

 

Simcoe (Trot)

Stormont Welldone (2005)

Fan Favourite (2005)

Doin The Town (2000)

King Of Trot (1998)

Snowshoe Jackie Brown (2004)
Spring Pacing Championship

Dali (2010)

Whosurboy (2005)

Summertime Priceless Edition (2007)
The Count B Silver Dragon (2008)
Trillium Windsong Eva
Valedictory Pacific Mariner (2005)
Whenuwishuponastar Arts Risk (2004)
William Wellwood Memorial (Consolation) Attorney Hanover (2010)
Willowdale

Ideal Race (2010)

Mister Big (2007)

Youthful

Willies Place (2010)

Silver Dragon (2008)

WDB/MOH Driving Record

Career Wins

8,509 Wins (through December 31, 2012)

2012 Driving Record

STARTS 1ST 2ND 3RD EARNINGS UDRS
943 75 93 88 $1,888,115 0.165

 

2012 WEG Driving Record

STARTS 1ST 2ND 3RD EARNINGS UDRS
855 64
80
81
$1,657,555 0.158

 

2011 WEG Stakes Wins

SERIES HORSE
Blizzard D Gs Tinkerbell

Career
  • Ouellette surpassed $3 million in earnings in 2011 for the 18th consecutive year.
  • After several drivers were stranded in New Jersey due to a snowstorm and they were unable to fulfill their driving obligations on Breeders Crown night at Woodbine, Ouellette picked up the drive on the heavily favoured Anndrovette. The pair won the $301,170 Breeders Crown Open Mare Pace by four and a quarter lengths.
  • In 2011, Ouellette reunited with Crys Dream. Crys Dream captured her division of the Casual Breeze Stakes at Mohawk and her Hambletonian Oaks elimination at The Meadowlands before finishing third in the Oaks final.
  • In 2010, Ouellette and Dali captured the $90,000 Spring Pacing Championship for aged horses in a stakes equaling and Canadian season’s record at Woodbine. The Rene Allard trainee stopped the clock in an impressive 1:49.3.
  • Also in 2010, Ouellette won with Crys Dream in the $97,130 Champlain Stakes, the $233,000 Peaceful Way Stakes and the $502,000 Goldsmith Maid in 1:54.3, a track and stakes record. Crys Dream took home the 2010 O’Brien Award for Canada’s Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year.
  • In 2009, Ouellette won with the Tracy Brainard trainee Shacked Up in two O.S.S. Gold Finals for three-year-old filly pacers, her division of the $300,000 O.S.S. Super Final, the $171,300 S.B.O.A. stakes and the $239,167 Simcoe Stakes.
  • On October 10 2008 at Woodbine, Ouellette exceeded 8,000 career wins driving longshot Longbeach Tuffy.
  • He was involved in a serious accident at Flamboro Downs on July 11, 2008, in an OSS Gold elimination for two-year-old filly pacers, which resulted in surgical repair for broken arm. He was back in action by August 14, though bad luck seemed to be following him; in September, he narrowly avoided further injury when the crossbar of his sulky snapped mid-stretch in a race at Mohawk.
  • Two weeks after returning to the track, Ouellette steered the brilliant, but erratic, Brigham Dream to a landmark win in the Breeders Crown for older trotting mares at Mohawk, and captured a division of the Simcoe Stakes that same evening with three-year-old trotting colt, Smoking Gun.
  • In January 2008, Ouellette steered Silver Dragon to a win in the first leg of the Snowshoe Pacing Series, and followed that up in February by capturing the $50,000 final of The Count B Pacing Series. In April, the pair swept all three events in the Youthful series for trainer Kevin McMaster.
  • Ouellette delivered four consecutive wins on the night of April 4, 2008 at Woodbine, in races three through six.
  • Ouellette and three-year-old trotting filly, Somebody To Love, took the $120,000 OSS Gold Final in May at Mohawk.
  • He also teamed with three-year-old pacer, Dali, to win the $100,000 Burlington Stakes in May; a week later, Dali would be second by a neck to Deuce Seelster in a North America Cup elimination.
  • The 2005 season saw Ouellette guide three-year- old trotting filly Fan Favourite to a WEG Award. Ouellette has several other major stakes wins to his credit including the Little Brown jug, Breeders Crown, Metro Pace and Woodrow ‘Wilson.
  • Ouellette would subsequently win WEG’s drivers’ title in the 2004 and 2005 seasons.
  • In 2004, he had a mammoth evening on September 4 at Woodbine when four of his five winners recorded sub-1:50 miles (the first rime a driver had ever accomplished the feat).
  • Also in 2004, Ouellette reset the Mohawk all-age track record in a division of the Simcoe Stakes when he guided Blissed Out to the wire in a sizzling 1:48.4, and on October 28 he won six the 11 races on the program. One of chose victories came aboard the world class pacing mare, Bunny Lake in the Roses Are Red Stakes. In addition to her 1:49 triumph in a Roses Are Red elimination, Bunny Lake became the first female to pace back-to-back 1:49 miles.
  • Ouellette made a surprise announcement during the fall of 2003, declaring that the Woodbine/Mohawk circuit would become his new home base prior to the start of the 2004 season.
  • In 2002 and 2003, Ouellette was also paired with another standout filly pacer, Armbro Amoretto, who won the 2002 Breeders Crown Two Year-Old Filly Pace at Woodbine and the 2003 Mistletoe Shalee at the Meadowlands.
  • Among his notable wins was the 2002 Pepsi North America Cup with Red Rivet Hanover and 2002 Fan Hanover Stakes with the millionaire filly Worldly Beauty.
  • Ouellette won the 1999 North American earnings title with more than $10 million.
  • Other top horses he’s driven in recent memory include two-time Breeders Crown champion Red Bow Tie, millionaire trotting filly Fern and 1998 Metro Pace winner Grinfromeartoear.
  • Ouellette shared the 1996 U.S.TA. Driver of the Year honour with Tony Morgan.
  • In 1995, at Yonkers, he put his name in the record books when he became the first driver to win nine races on a single program.
  • Ouellette was a recipient of the 1992 U.S.T.A. Harness Writers’ Rising Star Award.
  • He cut his driving teeth at New York’s Monticello and Roosevelt Raceway’s in the late 1980’s before landing at Yonkers Raceway in 1990 and led the standings three from 1993-1995.
  • The nephew Hall of Famer Mike Lachance, and one of harness racing’s premier drivers for more than a decade, Lightning” Luc Ouellette had been based primarily at the Meadowlands in recent years and had won the driving title in four of his last past five years there.