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Records Abound At Track On 2

Published: August 31, 2019 7:22 pm ET

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The Saturday, Aug. 31 program at The Track On 2 featured three races where the winner beat the track record.

In the featured event of the eight-race card—a $4,800 pace—trainer-driver Jamie Gray wired his competition with Ready N Steady to stop the clock in 1:54.1, besting the previous track record for aged pacing geldings by a second. The four-year-old son of American Ideal faced little challenge through fractions of :28, :56.1 and 1:26.1 to hit the finish two-and-a-half lengths better than Tolly Ho, who took second. Pocket-sitter Snoop De Lion settled for third.

Big Engine lowered the track record for pacing stallions by nearly four seconds earlier on the card when taking a $3,100 conditioned pace in 1:57.1. Driver David Kelly cleared command with the four-year-old son of Test Flight past a :28.3 opening quarter and held firm through splits of :58.2 and 1:28.3 in progress to a four-and-three-quarter length victory for owner-trainer Stephen Crump.

Alexas Queen followed in the next race with a wire-to-wire mile in a $3,800 filly & mare maiden event, stopping the timer in 1:58.2 to beat the previous record for two-year-old pacing fillies by a fifth of a second. Driven by Michael Hennessy for trainer Rod Hennessy, who co-owns with Lorne Duffield and Derek Wilson, Alexas Queen set a clip of :29, :59.3 and 1:30.2 on the lead while finishing two-and-a-half lengths better than Rapidash. The Dragons Lair took third.

To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - The Track On 2.


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