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STANDARDBRED HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

08:24 PM 16 Nov 2004 NZDT
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This week in harness history.

November 15, 1987 – Gentle Stroke, driven by Mickey McNichol, sets the world record for older geldings trotting on a five-eighths of a mile track by winning in 1.56.3 at Pompano Park in Florida.

November 16, 1984 – Baltic Speed, driven by Jan Nordin, equals the world record for 3-Year-Olds trotting on a five-eighths of a mile track by winning the Breeders Crown in 1.57.2 at Pompano Park.

November 16, 1996 – Riyadh, driven by Luc Ouellette, sets the world record for pacing on a five-eighths of a mile track by winning in 1.49.1 at Dover Downs in Delaware.

November 16, 2001 – Stephane Bouchard wins nine races at Yonkers Raceway in New York.

November 17, 1996 – Armbro Operative, driven by Mike Lachance, wins the Progress Pace in 1.53 at Dover Downs.

November 18, 1988 – Kentucky Spur, driven by Dick Stillings, sets the world record for 2-Year-Ods pacing on a five-eighths of a mile track (1.53.2) and Central Park West, driven by John Campbell, sets the mark for 2-Year-Old filly pacers (1.53.3) in winning Breeders Crown races at Pompano Park.

November 18, 1999 – Jim Marohn Senior picks up career win number 4000 by driving Brazen Flirt to victory at Yonkers Raceway.

November 19, 1965 – Bret Hanover, driven by Frank Ervin, wins the Messenger at Roosevelt Raceway in New York to become the second pacer to win the Triple Crown.

November 20, 1982 – Ravenova, driven by Nicholas Salvi, sets the world record for 3-Year-Old geldings pacing on a five-eighths of a mile track by winning in 1.55 at Pompano Park.

November 21, 1985 – Armbro Dallas, driven by Ron Waples, sets the world record for gelding pacers by winning in 1.52.3 at Garden State Park in New Jersey.

Courtesy Of Harness Racing Communications, A Division of the United States Trotting Association

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