Winning Isn’t Everything

Published: May 14, 2009 02:48 pm EDT

David Lumsden owns 11 horses including two retirees and while its always a thrill to watch his horses win he says there’s a lot more to the experience


Lumsden was featured in a Fergus-Elora News Express article after his first horse he ever purchased, Are You Pan Enough, and his stablemate Team Mate both won their assigned starts on Monday, May 4 at Grand River Raceway.

“I watched the video of the race on HorsePlayer Interactive and when my horse Are You Pan Enough went four wide, came from way in the back and won by a nose it showed me and my buddy jumping up and down at the rail. I don’t remember doing that, but I guess I did!” Lumsden admitted to the Fergus-Elora News Express.

Are You Pan Enough, a 10-year-old son of Artsplace trained by Phil Coleman, went on to notch his sixth win of the season in 10 starts on Monday, May 11 at the Elora half-miler.

“Everybody would tell you that the best part is winning, but the reality is that if you and your friends go to the track on a nice summer night and take in the whole atmosphere and experience, I would say that is the best part. The fact that you are an owner and you are part of that is pretty neat. To me, Grand River Raceway is just like the roots of harness racing. You’re so close to the action. And there I am, jumping up and down like a 10-year-old watching my horse go by.”

The resident of Ancaster, Ont. also commented on his millionaire pacing mare Illusionist, who is in foal to Somebeachsomewhere.

To read the Fergus-Elora News Express story in its entirety, click here.

(With files from Fergus-Elora News Express)