A change of scenery, and racetrack, has worked wonders for Royal Outlook who has proven to be one of the most consistent harness horses so far this 2012 harness racing season.
The four-year-old gelding will vie for his seventh win of the year in today’s eight race at The Raceway at Western Fair District where he’s excelled since his arrival late last year.
Trainer Dan Creighton’s Danterra Racing Stable of Strathroy claimed Royal Outlook last November at Woodbine for $15,000 and shifted his focus to racing at The Raceway and Royal Outlook has certainly taken to his new racing surface. Since he was claimed he has never finished off the board.
He has six wins, three seconds and two thirds since arriving in Creighton’s barn for just a tick under $40,000 in earnings. His performances, along with his stablemates, has propelled Creighton to the top of the trainers’ standings at The Raceway this season with 30 victories so far in 2012, double his closest competitor.
A son of Royal Mattjesty, Royal Outlook will leave from post four in the eighth race today, a $10,500 pace, at the London, Ontario track with the track’s leading driver, Trevor Henry, in the bike. Henry, who has 79 wins at The Raceway so far this year, has driven Royal Outlook in all but one of his starts since he moved to London.
The Raceway’s 12 race card gets underway at 4:05 p.m. today. Program pages and live video coverage are available through this link.