Quebec harness racing officials hail Kiwon Waldron’s milestone pro victory
Kiwon Waldron has received plaudits from harness racing authorities for his milestone victory in Quebec, Canada.
The Bermudian notched a maiden professional win with Allard Racing’s stallion Mickeymaksomespeed in the 8th race Preferred-Handicap at the Hippodrome 3R in Trois-Rivieres on Sunday.
Waldron came from behind to win the one-mile race in 1min 55sec, the feat arriving just weeks after obtaining his professional licence.
The 22-year-old took the lead after the opening mile mark and then held off a late charge from rivals Siddhartha and Spectrum Seelster coming down the home stretch.
“The Regional Circuit would like to congratulate Kiwon Waldron on this important milestone,” read a Circuit Regional des Courses de Chevaux du Quebec statement. “This young man is loaded and we have no doubt he will have a brilliant career in the pros.”
Siddhartha finished second and Spectrum Seelster, the race favourite, in third.
The win was the first in three starts for Allard’s five-year-old stallion.
Waldron is no stranger to the region, having competed with Allard Racing on the Canadian harness racing scene since 2019.
“We are also proud to say that he was trained at Standardbred races on our amateur tracks in Quebec,” the Circuit Regional des Courses de Chevaux du Quebec statement added.
“During the 2019 season he finished second in the CRCCQ driver’s rankings with 14 wins. So that means Kiwon is a 100 per cent Regional Circuit.”
Waldron’s success arrives fresh on the heels of setting a gelding world record of one minute flat on a quarter-mile track with Allard Racing’s nine-year-old pony BA Show Stopper at North Shore Raceway in Quebec on April 30.