Won The West To Be Retired

Published: August 16, 2012 12:19 am EDT

Won The West, O'Brien Award winner and two-time divisional Dan Patch champion, will be officially retired on Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

The eight-year-old son of Western Hanover will lead the post parade for the William R. Haughton Memorial, race 10, before being honoured 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 $3,977,956 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 (taking his mark of 1:47) and 2010.

2009 Breeders Crown Open Pace

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

(With files from Meadowlands Racetrack)

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