With a third-place finish in a $14,000 conditioned event on Saturday evening at Woodbine, Kindly Poet etched his way into the history books as he became harness racing's newest millionaire--using Canadian funds, where he has been based for his entire career. The talented 11-year-old son of Western Ideal was a mere $460 shy before the contest, but driver Chris Christoforou gave Kindly Poet an off-the-pace trip to reach his milestone in the gelding's 221st lifetime start.
The 45-time winner has been trained and co-owned throughout his career by Murray Brethour and co-owned by Scarff Legacy Stables, Donald Varcoe, Stayner and Daniel Sarafian. With a 1:49.4 speed badge taken last season, Kindly Poet now has $1,001,220 in career earnings. (WEG)