'Beatgoeson' Breaks World Record

Beatgoeson Hanover rallied in the final strides to win the featured Preferred Trot on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and set a world record for her age group in the process. The race carried a purse of $25,000.

Beatgoeson Hanover, a five-year-old mare from the barn of Nifty Norman, left from post position No. 5 in a field of six as the 3-1 second choice. She led at the quarter, then ceded the lead to 1-2 favourite DWs NY Yank in the front stretch and worked the pocket. Real Babe made a powerful first-over move on the backstretch and cleared DWs NY Yank in the stretch, but driver Tyler Buter alertly swung Beatgoeson Hanover wide to beat Real Babe by three-quarters of a length. DWs NY Yank faded to third.

With a winning time of 1:51.4, Beatgoeson Hanover, owned by Neven Botica, not only shattered her own track record for aged trotting mares of 1:52.1, a mark she shared with Brighten Up, but she also smashed the world record for that age group of 1:52, which was set by Premiere Steed in Finland in 2009.

Beatgoeson Hanover, a winner of six races this season and 25 lifetime, boasts a million-dollar bankroll.

(With files from Pocono Downs)