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Chevron Hanover Torches Woodstock


Published: July 20, 2010 10:18 pm ET

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The record for older pacing horses was lowered on Tuesday at Woodstock Raceway, and Chevron Hanover was the one that lowered it.

Chevron Hanover came first-over and drew off to win in a sparkling time of 1:53.4 for driver Stuart Sowerby and trainer Brian Lee. The previous record of 1:54.2 was set by Northern Dynasty on June 22, 2002.

Sowerby was in no hurry with the seven-year-old son of Astreos-Cheyenna Mae, but that wasn’t the case for Stonebridge Gem. That foe hit the quarter in :27.1 before backing down the pace in the second quarter. He hit the half in :56.4, and soon came under attack from Chevron Hanover. Sowerby had no problem putting away Stonebridge Gem at the three-quarter pole in 1:25.4, and Chevron Hanover used a :28-second final frame to win by 15 lengths. Road Ranger was second and Jakes Buddy finished third.

Shaws Creek Stable of Orangeville, ON holds the papers on Chevron Hanover, who won for the fourth time this season and for the 23rd time in his career. He has banked more than $226,000 to date.

Pacing gelding Albert Town still holds the mark for the fastest mile at Woodstock at 1:53.1.

To view Tuesday’s results, click here.

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