Bolt The Duer matched the world record for a pacer on a half mile track on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway.
The four year old superstar dazzled the big crowd which was gathered to see one of the richest races in track history.
The $275,000 Joe Gerrity Jr Memorial Pace was a Free-For-All dash for the cash and Bolt The Duer () surely dashed.
The standout pacer, who was piloted by, posted incredible fractions of :26.1, :54.1 and 1:21 before stopping the timer in an eye-popping 1:49 flat in the Gerrity Pace.
The win time not only shattered the track record but goes down as the fastest in history by a four year old on a half mile track. 1:49 matches the world record for a half mile track, a mark set byin 1999 and ironically matched by Bolt The Duer’s sire in 2006.
Both previous 1:49’s were clocked in Delaware, Ohio, home of the Little Brown Jug.
What a night at the track as the fans were out in full force for the Gerrity Pace and the New York Sire Stakes action on a beautiful summer night in Saratoga and were treated to a world record performance.
A video is attached.
Live racing resumes on Tuesday night at the Spa with a first post time of 7:05pm.