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Bordogna Sets 'Aces' Track Record

Published: June 21, 2020 10:23 pm ET

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The Sunday afternoon (June 21) program at Running Aces was highlighted by a sensational mile from the talented trotter Bordogna (Trixton-Lima Playmate) who dazzled the crowd with a dominant performance from gate-to-wire.

Driver Rick Magee sent his charge immediately from the gate to the lead, and opened up by two lengths over a talent-filled group, posting a quarter in :27.2 before relaxing the tempo a bit in the second split to register a half in :57 flat. Magee then asked for just a bit more from Bordogna in the third quarter to keep a strong two-length margin around the far turn while hitting three-quarters in 1:25.1 with no pressure at all. Magee sat chilly in the bike as Bordogna floated through the lane in :29.1 to become the fastest four-year-old trotting stallion ever at Running Aces with a final time of 1:54.2, shattering the previous mark of 1:56 set by Ideal Jesse.

It was the second consecutive record-setting mile for Bordogna, who set a state and track record (1:59.1) at Rice Lake, Wisconsin on June 6, during the "Minnesota early race meet" there.

Bordogna ($4.00) is trained by Justin Anfinson for owners Cathy Dessert and Ken Stauffer. He is undefeated in four starts this season, while also recording a lifetime mark with the two-and-three-quarter length victory over My Uncle Cuz.

Cathy Dessert also had another impressive winner on the card, when her six-year-old pacer Buzz Light swept through the open stretch to win as the favorite in 1:54.3. Buzz Light is trained by Jessica Johnson while Nick Roland drove the $5.20 winner.

Nick Roland led the program with his second consecutive hat-trick performance, after he also picked up three wins on Saturday's season opener. He now has the early lead in the driver's race (6) over Rick Magee (3). Brady Jenson picked up a driving double on the Sunday card as well.

Live Racing returns to Running Aces on Tuesday (June 23) with a very nice eleven race program which gets underway at 1:00 pm (CDT).

(Running Aces)

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