llinois trainer David McCaffrey knew he had a speedball on his hands when his Cole Muffler 2-Year-Old Luck’s Z Tam paced to a 1.50.2 mark at Springfield on August 12.
It wasn’t until five days later, however, that the colt could lay claim to a world record.
Lucky’s Z Tam was listed with the USTA--and therefore identified in the racing program--as a colt.
That would mean he was facing a world-record mark of 1.49.4, set in 2004 by.
But McCaffrey’s horse is actually a gelding, and the previous record for an altered freshmen pacer was 1.50.3, set at Springfield in 2003 by Chevie Duramax.
With a call to the USTA and an over-due change to the registration of Lucky’s Z Tam, a world champion was born.
Lucky’s Z Tam is owned y McCaffrey and William Matz’s Mjgb Racing Stables Inc.
The pair purchased the colt, then named Sake Of the Call, at the 2004 Cottonwood Sale for $15,000. He has since won two of his first three starts and earned $5,560.
He goes postward tomorrow in the $55,000 State Fair final at Springfield.
ourtesy Of Nicole Kraft and The United States Trotting Association