Define the World to visit Hanover this Saturday
As part of the Hanover Hospital Foundation Fundraising Day and the Balanced Image Trot final, Define the World will be on hand for a meet and greet picture opportunity Saturday.
Mathew Bax says the 11 year old son of Duke of York and grandson of Balanced image earned over 1.7 million dollars in his career, went to Sweden twice, competed in the Elitlopp and still holds the world record of 1:54.2 on a half mile track at Flamboro Downs.
Define the World was a homebred by Al Libfeld of Toronto. As a 3 year old the Gelding won the Canadian Breeders Championship, Simcoe and Multiple OSS Gold races ending up being named the 3 year old Obrien award winner that season.
He was retired shortly after it was determined that he had torn knee ligaments after winning a race at Woodbine. Bax says that shows how tough he is, that he can win with that type of injury. He adds the gelding’s greatest quality is something you can’t teach. He says “The difference between a good horse and a great one is just that desire, that will to win. You can't train that.
Define the World will be available for pictures from approximately 8:00 to 9:00pm in the Grandstand Horse Stall.
GM Gord Dougan says we feel lucky and proud to have such a champion come and visit us on our Balanced Image final night.
Hanover’s Saturday program will include the $61,400 dollar Balanced Image final, a Corn Roast, live band, Human Sulky races between races 5 and 6, and Blanket presentations on 6 races with the sponsorship money going to the Hospital Foundation.
Post time Saturday is 7:15pm