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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Won The West to be Retired

Sources suggest that Won The West will be retired in a ceremony at the Meadowlands tonight.  Apparently Won the West has a torn suspensory.  As for the future for Won The West, a life of leisure awaits him.

Update:  Sorry, we got the retirement right, just the ceremony six days too early.  Won The West is being retired this Friday (8/17) night at the Meadowlands.  Here is the press release from the Meadowlands:

Won The West To Be Retired Friday Night At Meadowlands

Won The West, two-time divisional champion and career winner of $3.9 million, will be officially retired on Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

The 8-year-old son of Western Hanover will lead the post parade for the William R. Haughton Memorial, race 10, before being honored with a retirement blanket.  Won The West, trained by Ron Burke, ends his career with 36 wins, 24 seconds and 15 thirds from 109 starts.  He amassed a bankroll of $3,939,836 while capturing consecutive Dan Patch Awards as best older male pacer in 2010 and 2011 and winning back-to-back Breeders Crown trophies in 2009 and 2010 (taking a mark of 1:47 in the latter). 

Won The West is owned by James Koehler’s Country Club Acres, Strollin Stable and William J. Robinson.     

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