by Evan Pattak
Hollywood Casino at The Meadows and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) on Tuesday honored Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. for achieving 7,000 career driving wins. Wrenn, who splits his time between The Meadows and Ohio tracks, notched the milestone victory Monday at MGM Northfield.


Wrenn said he never envisioned such success in a career that wasn’t his first choice as a youth.


“When I started racing, I never thought it would come to this,” he said. “I thought I would drive a few horses in amateur races while finishing school. I was pursuing a degree in Criminal Law.”


But after several years in several colleges, where he also was a varsity baseball player, Wrenn realized where his true passion was.


“I was like most young guys in this business. As soon as racing gets in your blood, that’s all you want to do.”


For the future, Wrenn has a specific goal: more starts in more prestigious races.


“I really want to drive more Grand Circuit races and fewer overnights,” he said. “I’m driving for some of the connections that maybe will put me on the map a little bit.”