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World Record Lowered At 'The Ocean'

Published: August 26, 2011 12:17 pm ET

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A World Record was lowered Thursday, August 25 at Ocean Downs, as eight finals of the Maryland Sire Stakes, worth a total of $200,000, went postward.

Pilot Jim Morand was up behind Googoo Gaagaa in the 'Hubert Jackson Memorial' Maryland Sire Stakes Final, and the duo went on to stop the teletimer at 1.56. The margin of victory was 41 lengths and the gargantuan effort resulted in a new World Record for two-year-old trotting colts on a half-mile track. The previous World Record for the category was 1:56.4 by Live Jazz.

Googoo Gaagaa, sired by pacing stallion Cams Rocket and out of the diagonally-gaited Koras Trotter, is now a perfect six-for-six lifetime.

“GooGoo GaaGaa is an impressive trotter and good gaited with potential to break his own World Record,” Morand said afterward.

“GooGoo GaaGaa is [bringing] sexy back,” states the colt's breeder, owner and trainer Richard Hans, of Westminster, Maryland.

Other MSS final winners Weasley (2.08.4), O What A Stunner (1.54.4), Fastas Lighting J (2.06.3), Modern Day Clyde (1.56), Red Oaks Chance (2:04), Brite Jet (2.00.1) and In Front Charlie (1.57.4).

(With files from Ocean Downs)

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