Toronto, ON --- Golden Receiver has proven to trainer Mark Harder that he is a professional racehorse and after a gate-to-wire score in the first leg of the Spring Pacing Championship Series, they are ready for round two to get underway this Saturday (March 31) at Woodbine.
When Golden Receiver lines up behind the starting gate in the first C$60,000 division, Harder believes the six other older pacers will have their work cut out for them.
“He has always been a good, fast horse and even though he is seven now, it seem like he has matured a little more and seems to be stronger,” said the New Jersey resident.
The 7-year-old son of Village Jove-Royal Gold has won six races in seven seasonal starts, including a sweep of the Presidential Series at the Meadowlands, where he took a 1:48 speed badge in the opening leg.
The 42-time career winner also boasts earnings of $153,850 in 2012 and $807,583 lifetime for breeder Nina Simmonds, who owns a piece of the brown gelding with Stable 45, Richard Taylor and Stephen Springer.
With Randy Waples listed to drive, Golden Receiver will leave from post six.
Following the first leg triumph, Harder spoke with WEG’s Communications department. To view the video, click this link and go to the "interviews" tab.
Also on Saturday’s 12-race program, older trotters will battle in the second round of the Glorys Comet Series. Waples and San Pail, reigning Horse of the Year in Canada and the U.S., will take on four rivals in the lone C$60,000 division.Trainer Rod Hughes shares ownership with his wife Emily and breeder Glenn Van Camp.
The C$125,000 finals for the Glorys Comet and Spring Pacing Championship are scheduled for Saturday, April 7.