Day At The Track

Daylon Miracle sets Meadows track record

10:16 AM 15 May 2014 NZST
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Daylon Miracle in prior win, set track record at the Meadows

WASHINGTON, PA, May 14, 2014 -- Foiled in her bid for the early lead, Daylon Miracle unleashed her frustration on the rest of the field, capturing Wednesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap in 1:52.4, fastest ever by an older trotting mare at The Meadows.

Daylon Miracle hustled out of post 6 for the lead but was denied by Magic Wheel and had to find a seat fourth. When Aaron Merriman sent her first over down the backside, the 5-year-old daughter of Pegasus Spur-Daylon Marvel quickly disposed of Magic Wheel -- and everyone else. Mistress Valentine was second, a length back, with Vixy third.

The time knocked a tick off the old mark of Unefoisdansmavie, who finished 5th to Daylon Miracle in Wednesday's race. Bill Bercury owns and trains Daylon Miracle, who now boasts career earnings of $336,787.

In Wednesday's companion feature, the $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot, Count Me In sat comfortably in the pocket for Mike Wilder, then shot the Lightning Lane to defeat Major Athens by a neck in 1:53.3. Trustworthy Kid earned show.

Marty Wollam conditions the 5-year-old Full Count-Howl gelding, who extended his lifetime bankroll to $275,691, and owns with Acadia Farms. Wilder drove five winners on the 14-race card, giving him 10 over the past two programs.

by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows


























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