World Record For Somwherovrarainbow

Published: May 25, 2014 08:53 pm EDT

Somwherovrarainbow paced faster than any distaff pacer on a five-eighth mile oval in history in winning a $25,000 Preferred Pace for mares on Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

A four-year-old mare from the Joe Holloway barn, Somwherovrarainbow (Somebeachsomewhere-Rainbow Blue) left from the outside No. 7 post as the 2-5 favourite and settled third around the opening turn behind pacesetter Show Runner. After making the lead easily with a front stretch brush, driver Tim Tetrick cut Somwherovrarainbow loose and she opened up a huge advantage on the outstanding field, until the only question was the winning time. She came home seven and a quarter lengths in front in 1:48. That winning time put her past Drop The Ball, who held both the four-year-old mare mark of 1:48.4 and the all-age distaff record of 1:48.2. Krispy Apple was best of the rest in second with Feeling You picking up the show.

Owned by Theodore Gewertz and Diamond Creek Racing, Somwherovrarainbow won for the sixth time in eight races this season. The victory was her 18th lifetime and pushed her career earnings to $1,160,790.

Shake It Cerry returned to the scene of her Breeders Crown win a year ago with a dominating victory in the Historic Series Coaching Club Oaks. The race, part of the Grand Circuit series, was one of two divisions held on the night for three-year-old trotting fillies, each of which carried a purse of $33,212.

Driven by Ron Pierce for trainer Jimmy Takter and Solveigs Racing Partners, Shake It Cerry (Donato Hanover-Solveig), who won the two-year-old distaff trotting Breeders Crown title at Pocono in October, moved to two-for-two as a three-year-old with an unhurried victory by one and three-quarter lengths in 1:56.1. Cooler Schooner finished second in her 2014 debut while L Dees Scripture was third.

In the first division, Broadway Socks (Broadway Hall-I Gotta Feelin) went gate-to-wire for a three-quarter length victory in a career-best 1:55. Dan Rawlings did the driving for trainer David Wade aboard Broadway Socks, the 2-1 second choice who was coming off a Stallion Series win in her previous start. Highest Peak finished second while favoured Lifetime Pursuit settled for third. The winner is owned by Wade, Gerald Brittingham and William Peel III.

(With files from Pocono Downs)

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