'Pistol Pete' On Target For Record

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Pete McMullen with a sit behind I'm Themightyquinn. Image courtesy of www.dailytelegraph.com.au

Following Saturday night's wash out, leading Queensland reinsman Pete McMullen would love a belated Christmas present at Albion Park today - two more winners.

That would see him grab a piece of harness history, becoming the youngest Aussie driver to register 1000 career victories.

The record currently belongs to Amanda Turnbull, who set the mark in June this year when she notched her first 'k' at the age of 24 years and 4 months. McMullen is a year younger than his NSW counterpart.

While Brisbane's wet weather coast him four drives on Saturday, the third generation horseman has eight engagements at pacing headquarters today - Flightline (Race 1), Cullen Jewell (Race 2), Melton Vauleless (Race 3), Navarda Ace (Race 4), Lots More Grins (Race 6), Ezi Days (Race 8), Opals Delight (Race 9) and Compton Street (Race 10).

2014 has been a huge year for McMullen. In October, he claimed the inaugural Australian Drivers' Championship at Globe Derby in Adelaide, he's the travelling reserve for the World Drivers' Championship in NSW and during the Brisbane Winter Carnival he was in the gig on recently retired champion I'm Themightyquinn.

Off the track, 'Pistol Pete' married his long-time partner Chantal Turpin a couple of months ago.

Two wins at the Creek this afternoon would certainly put the icing on a pretty tasty 2014 cake!

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