WASHINGTON, PA, July 23, 2014 -- When Tall Cotton cut out a fast three-quarters in 1:23.4 in Wednesday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows, it seemed only a matter of time before the top trotters chasing him would gobble him up. They didn't, couldn't get anywhere near, in fact, and the timer told why.
Tall Cotton blazed home forin 1:51.3, shattering the all-age trotting record at The Meadows. The previous mark of 1:52.2 was held jointly by Rembrandt Spur and Sharp Edge. Tall Cotton's fractions for the record mile were 27.1/55.3/1:23.4/1:51.3.
Tall Cotton's stablemate, Cowgirl Hall, was 3 lengths back in second, with the first-over Trustworthy Kid third.trains Tall Cotton, an 8-year-old -B Cor Peatra gelding who now boasts $576,831 in career earnings, for Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, Edwin Gold and Howard Taylor.
and Hall each drove three winners on the 15-race card.
Live Adios Week racing at The Meadows resumes Friday with a program highlighted by a pair of Grand Circuit stakes -- the $80,000 Edward M. Ryan for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters and the $60,000 Judge Joe McGraw for freshman filly trotters. First post is 6:55 PM.
by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows