The free-for-all trotter Define The World 6, 1:51.4, a winner of $1,654,115, has been retired after suffering a torn tendon in his right front leg.
"He will be going into the paddock with Goodtimes (a Hall of Famer who won well over two million in his career). Not bad having two horses who won nearly $4 million between them," said John Bax, who trained Define The World, in an interview with The Harness Edge.
"To have given him the year off and then expect him to come back to race at the level he has been at was not something (owner) Al Libfeld wanted to do,” added Bax. "He did the right thing for the horse."
A homebred son of Duke Of York, another successful trotter raced by Libfeld and Bax, Define The World won 39 races in his career and $61,000 this season before the injury. Twice the horse represented Canada in the Elitlopp and listed the Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final among his accomplishments.
Define The World, an 8-year-old gelding, had won three of five starts and $61,265 at Woodbine this season before sustaining the injury.