WITH connections making the supplementary payment before yesterday’s deadline, Lazarus is poised to contest the Canadian Pacing Derby
A $40,000 fee was required to supplement into the classic, with the six-year-old’s owners, Taylor Made Stallions, happy to hand over the funds.
Trained by Jimmy Takter, the son of Bettors Delight is likely to contest an elimination of the feature at Woodbine Mohawk Park on August 25.
Entries for the Derby close later today, with the prospect of eliminations to be based on nominations received.
Lazarus made his northern hemisphere debut on August 11 when he proved too fast and strong in the Dan Patch.
Despite being first-up since February 24, Lazarus overcame barrier nine – outside of the front row – to score in 1:48.8.
Earning $US150,000 with his victory, Lazarus took his bankroll – without conversion rates – to $3,813,438.
Lazarus’ purse before leaving his New Zealand co-trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen was $3,663,438, which made him the third richest Australasian standardbred and the richest stallion.