Born: 11/20/1972 – Birthplace: Iowa City, IA – Resides: Millstone Township, NJ
Julie Miller, 47, started Summit In Sight in the 2019 Hambletonian. He went off stride in his elimination and failed to advance to the final.
Prior to last year, Miller posted three consecutive top-three finishes in the Hambletonian. In 2018, Met’s Hall finished second to Atlanta. In 2017, Devious Man was third-placed-second in the final and a year earlier Sutton was a fast-closing third, beaten only a neck, in the race won by Marion Marauder.
In 2014, Miller-trained Designed To Be finished second in the Hambletonian Oaks while stablemate Take The Money finished third.
Miller has finished in the top 25 among North American trainers in earnings for the past 11 years. She has finished in the top 10 in five of the past six seasons.
In 2017, Miller was inducted into the Iowa Harness Racing Hall of Fame, where she joined her father, Owen Julius. Miller grew up in Iowa, where her family raced at the county fairs. Miller graduated from Southern Illinois University with a science degree but turned her attention to racing.
After beginning her career in Illinois, Miller moved with her husband, driver Andy Miller, to the East Coast and became a nationally recognized trainer at the Meadowlands and on the Grand Circuit. She has won more than 1,860 races and her horses have earned nearly $41 million in purses.
Miller’s most memorable Hambletonian Day to date came in 2009 when Dan Patch Award-winning trotter Lucky Jim, driven by Andy, won the Nat Ray (now Cashman Memorial) in a then-world-record-equaling 1:50.1 at the Meadowlands.