Breeze set world record
10]WASHINGTON, MD --Nuclear
Breeze set an overall world record for pacers on a five-eighths
mile track in the $10,000 top level Open event at Rosecroft Raceway
on Monday evening, crushing the field in a blistering 1:48.2.
The five-year-old Nuclear High horse sizzled
through fractions of 26.1, 53.3 and 1:20.1 with driver Jim Morand
at his lines, drawing off by over eleven lengths to notch his fourth
seasonal win from eight starts.
"Brian Sears said he's capable of going
in 1:47," Cooke told the Rosecroft Raceway publicity department
about Nuclear Breeze, who last night recorded a World Record 1:48.2
mile over the Rosecroft five-eighths mile oval. "Time will tell."
Sears drove Nuclear Breeze through his winning
stint at The Meadowlands earlier this year. “I’m so proud he’s Maryland
bred, owned, everything,” Cooke concluded. “Maryland is capable
of producing everything.”
The earner of over $350,000 races for owner Tom
Cooke of Rockville, MD and is trained by Roger Hans.
The prior world record of 1:48.3 was held by
both Maltese Artist (Dover Downs, Ron Pierce, 2005) and Casimir
Camotion (Dover Downs, Brian Sears, 2006).
According to owner Tom Cooke, pilot Brian Sears
has said that the newest World Record holder, Nuclear Breeze, can
go much faster.
“It was quite an evening,” owner Tom Cooke recapped
when asked about the horse’s outstanding performance. “One of the
most exciting parts was to see the fellow horsemen jumping up and
down for him.” “One of the first things I did after the race was
call Dr. Riddle; he was the vet who treated him for the splint bone
[last year],” Cooke continued. “We’re going to take him [Nuclear
Breeze] out there today so he can give him a thorough check up.
The horse came out of the race good, Roger [Hans, trainer] had to
get him back to the barn quickly to get water in him because it
was so incredibly hot out.”
"Assuming everything checks out, we're headed
to The Ben Franklin [free-for-all pace] at Chester Downs next,"
Cooke mentioned. "The eliminations are this coming Sunday, and the
final is the following Sunday."
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