VIP’s Founder and managing partner Ed O’Connor was thrilled about the total, and said, “I want to thank everyone involved in getting VIP to this rare level of success, especially our many trainers and partners over the years. We’ve been involved with a lot of great people since I started VIP in 1999, but I especially want to thank Greg Trotto, who got us our very first win, and John Butenschoen, who has helped us become a factor on the stakes scene. What a great ride”
Tom Janes, who joined Ed in managing VIP in 2005, added, “Whether it's a stakes or with a $4,000 claimer, getting to the winner's circle is always a thrill. Having experienced it 1,000 times now is very rewarding feeling.”
Since its founding 1999 VIP Stable has been the most successful racing syndicate in U.S.harness racing. VIP Stable has led all partnerships in wins for the past five years, and has purse earnings of more than $13.5 million.