Greenville, OH --- Recently retired trotting superstar Lanson will lead the parade to the post for the 2014 edition of the Gene Riegle Memorial Pace Friday night (Aug. 22) at the Darke County Fair.
The race is carded as the 10th race and is loaded with power.
The Three Diamonds Open Mare Pace is equally strong and is slated as the eighth race of the 11 race closing card.
Lanson had a stellar career earning more than $790,000 lifetime. He was trained by Don Swick for Royal Wire Products. He raced in many classics over the years against many great trotters of his time. He posted a lifetime best of 1:51.3 on a mile track with the usual services of Mike Lachance, winning such notable races as the Su Mac Lad Open Trot in 2009.
Lanson is now transitioning into his next career with Starting Gaits Standardbred Transition Program.