A DATE has been set for Lazarus’ American debut.
Sold to US interests for an undisclosed sum last May, Lazarus was given a solid hit out by trainer Jimmy Takter, where he covered the mile in 1:48.3 around The Meadows last Saturday.
The qualifying run follows the stallion’s 1:51 effort a week earlier.
Pleased with the six-year-old’s progress, Takter has moved Lazarus’ career forward.
Originally expected to begin his northern hemisphere career in late September or early October, Lazarus is poised to race at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino on Friday, August 10 the club has announced.
Owners Taylor Made Stallions have paid the $25,000 late fee to enter the son of Bettors Delight in the $325,000 Dan Patch Stake.
The feature is for older male pacers and restricted to the 10 highest money-earning entries.
The third richest Australasian standardbred and the richest stallion, Lazarus has earnings of $3,663,438, which is converted to $US2,683,343
McWicked is the top ranked prospect with a bankroll of just shy of $3million.
The winner of the Dan Patch Stake will gain automatic entry into Hoosier Park Pacing Derby, which is scheduled to be run on Friday, September 21.
Takter has also placed the Breeders’ Crown at Pocono on Lazarus’ program.