Fastest free-legged pacer Astronomical set world record
[June 27] Georgian Downs, Canada--The five-year-old Astronomical
became the fastest free-legged pacer in the history of the sport,
and the fastest pacer to tour Georgian Downs' five-eighths mile
oval, when he buzzed the strip in a scintillating clocking of 1:50.
In rein to Randy Waples, Astronomical steamrolled
his way through fierce fractions of :26.3, :55.1 and 1:22.1 before
digging down for a :27.4 closer en route to the three-quarter length
decision over Our Lucky Killean (Mark MacDonald) in a $15,000 division
of the Masters Pacing Series.
Dr. Ian Moore of Charlottetown, PE, trains and shares
ownership on the career winner of $670,493 with partners William
Shearer of Bedford, NS, and R G McGroup Ltd of Bathurst, NB.