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Anvil Raider becomes winning horse in North America

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Anvil Raider N became the winningest horse in North America this year when he won the ninth race at Northfield Park on Saturday night, Dec. 21. The venerable pacer was clocked in 1:57.1.

It was his 22nd victory of 2013.

The 14-year-old son of In The Pocket-Motu Sweet Lady faces mandatory retirement on Dec.31 via United States Trotting Association rules.

He is owned and trained by Will Johnson of Monrose, MI and was driven to this latest triumph by Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.

Anvil Raider N has 94 career victories and a bankroll of $339,412 with a lifetime mark of p, 8,1:51 taken at Mohawk Racetrack. He has raced consistently from 2005 through 2013 and has $33,002 in seasonal earnings.

He was bred, foaled and raised by Motu Lodge Stud, LTD of North Canterbury, NZ, and was imported into the United States in 2006, making his first start at Raceway Park in Toledo on July 20 of that year, winning a qualifying race in 1:59.

Anvil Raider N won his first pari-mutuel start in this country on July 23, 2005, clocked in 1:54.1 for driver Aaron Merriman and trainer Rob Harmon at Raceway Park.

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