The 3-year-old colt pacer Well Said, who has not raced since winning the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine Aug. 16 at Harrah’s Chester, will make his next start in the Simcoe Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack on Sept. 12, according to trainer Steve Elliott.
Elliott told harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon that Well Said, who also won the Meadowlands Pace and North America Cup and is the sport’s richest horse this year with $1.5 million in earnings, trained “great” Wednesday at Showplace Farm in New Jersey and will start in a qualifier sometime next week.
“We decided to skip the Cane and go to the Simcoe,” said Elliott, who wasn't sure at which track he would qualify the pacer. “He’s gained some weight; I gave him a week off and he gained weight. He went a great training mile yesterday.”
Elliott said although Well Said’s race schedule after the Simcoe is not yet set in stone, he said he has circled on his calendar in pencil the Little Brown Jug, the two Grand Circuit races at The Red Mile, and the Breeders Crown at Woodbine in late October.
“We’ll see how he comes out of the Simcoe and go from there,” said Elliott.