Day At The Track

Art Major filly sets track record

05:56 PM 28 Jul 2016 NZST
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Roaring To Go
Roaring To Go sets a new track record for freshman fillies in the New York Sire Stakes
Melissa Simser-Iovino Photo

Roaring To Go (Art Major) set a new track record for harness racing freshman fillies in the New York Sire Stakes at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Wednesday night.

Drawing the outside post in her $54,500 division of the NYSS, Roaring To Go sat last in the early going as first half fractions of 27.2 and 56.4 were set by dueling rivals.

Driver Brett Miller moved the Kevin Lare-trained filly to the outside at the half and got the jump on the race's odds-on favorite World Apart (Art Major).

Once Roaring To Go cleared the lead, World Apart's impressive final quarter surge was not enough for her to get to her major danger in a mile paced in 1:54, a new track record for two year old pacing fillies.

The Linda Toscano-trained Planet Rock (Rock N Roll Heaven) moved her career record to three-for-three with Tim Tetrick in the bike behind a front-running score in her $55,500 division of the NYSS while Artrageous (Art Major) and Jim Morrill Jr. went coast to coast in the other $54,500 division of the freshman filly stakes on the night.

New York Sire Stakes action returns to Saratoga next Tuesday August 2nd when two year old trotting colts come to town.

Live racing continues at the Spa on Thursday night with first post time set for 7:05pm.
 
Mike Sardella
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