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              Nuclear Breeze set world record

[July 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.

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    "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."

   Live Video: Rosecroft Raceway video via CBS

   Source: (Rosecroft Raceway)