Day At The Track


02:23 AM 18 Aug 2005 NZST
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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 Rocknroll Hanover.

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

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