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Western Victory In Scarborough Track Record


Published: May 29, 2011 12:33 am ET

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Western Victory, in a sterling prep for his upcoming New York Sire Stakes engagements, blazed to a brand-new track record at Scarborough Downs on Saturday completing the course timed in 1:55.3. The three-year-old son of Western Terror now holds bragging rights as the fastest colt of his age bracket ever to parade victorious at the Southern Maine harness venue.

Driver-trainer Jimmy Hardy quickly hustled Western Victory to the lead and never looked back as the precocious sophomore extended further on to the lead with each and every stride, pacing a crystal back half of :57.3, en route to a 12-length margin of victory.

“He got a little lazy just past the half,” said driver Hardy. “He thought the race was over, but he went a strong second half for us. We talked about it earlier in the week and we all agreed that if he felt good, we’d take a shot and go for the record today.”

Western Victory’s performance supplanted the previous standard held by Katahdin Boy in 1:56 set last summer in a Maine Sire Stake event.

Owned by Joel Wheeler of Pepperell, Massachusetts, Western Victory now heads to the Empire State for an upcoming New York Sire Stakes engagement on June 9 at Monticello Raceway.

(Scarborough Downs)

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