For many of us, it’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment or reason we fell in love with harness racing.
But Tim Sander’s introduction to the sport is crystal clear. He can remember the horse, the race, the year and how it all played out.
Sander was asked by his father to watch the 2013 SA Cup and was stunned by what he saw. Of course, that was the classic battle between Smoken Up and Caribbean Blaster, when Lance Justice’s champion lifted off the canvas to secure a fourth victory in the race.
"It turned out to be an absolute cracker of a race,” Sander, from South Australia, said.