DEXTER BACK IN FULL SWING AFTER 10-DAY HOLIDAY
Dexter, last year’s Meadowlands seasonal premiership, returned from a 10-day catch-up with his daughter Mila in Scotland, with a win, a second and two thirds, at the Meadowlands, on January 3.
He then hit full gear the following night, with five wins, including two victories with NZ-breds.
Dexter reined the former Barry Purdon-trained Laredo Torpedo N (7h Bettor`s Delight – Zingara), who arrived with a late dab to dead-heat in a $13,500 pace in 1:52.3 (fifths), and the former Mark Jones-trained pacer Whittaker (6h Sportswriter-Anarchy), who led and won a $16,000 pace in the same fractions.
He was at Dover Downs on Wednesday (NZ time), where he notched another couple of wins and multiple placings.
The former 10-time NZ premiership winner, who has claims to being NZ’s greatest harness racing export to North America, was voted the 2019 United States Harness Writers Association’s Driver of the Year.
This was after his stand-out first full year on the North American scene, where he became the third leading money-winning driver, reining the winners of $12,077,367, from 461 wins, 347 seconds and 350 thirds in 2696 drives.