When it comes to mainstream sporting honours, it is very rare to see an equine haul down an accolade over a human athlete. Then again, Daylon Magician isn't your average horse
Off the strength of his 1:53 victory in Mohawk Racetrack's $1-million Canadian Trotting Classic this past weekend, Daylon Magician, David Lemon's three-year-old son of Kadabra, has earned A-Channel London's 'Athlete of the Week' status.
When speaking to Norm James during a video segment for A-Channel, Lemon, of Komoka, Ont., said that the success of his homebred has been a life changer.
"This is the biggest thing to happen to us in the horse business, or in our lives, I guess," he said.
During the piece, David's wife, Mary, stated that it has taken a good while to hit the jackpot in the horse business. "It has been many years to get this overnight success," she said.
"If he stays healthy and strong, which he seems to be, he can go on for a number of races."