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Beyonces Rockn Breaks Track Record

Published: May 28, 2017 12:04 am ET

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Beyonces Rockn crossed the finish line faster than any other mare in the history of Northfield Park when she won the $14,000 Fillies & Mares Open Handicap in 1:51 on Saturday (May 27).

The clocking formally broke the 1:52 record for five and up pacing mares, which was held by three different horses: Hidden Land (Don Irvine Jr.) from 2015, and Devil Child (David Miller) and Love Forbidden (Aaron Merriman) in 2016.

The partnership of Burke Racing Stable LLC, Weaver Bruscemi LLC, M1 Stable LLC and RTC Stables Inc. own Beyonces Rockn. Ron Burke is her conditioner and Ryan Stahl was in the sulky for the winning drive.

Beyonces Rockn and driver Ryan Stahl setting a new track record on May 27 at Northfield Park. (JJ Zamaiko)

Beyonces Rockn (Rock N Roll Heaven-Im Betting On You-Bettors Delight) started from post seven. She left from the gate and sat fourth through the initial :27.1 quarter. Stahl moved her coming to the half. She brushed to the front and never looked back through times of :56.1, 1:23 and 1:51, besting her competition by 12-3/4 lengths.

Beyonces Rockn now has seven wins in 19 starts this year. Saturday’s victory represents her 16th career score and bolstered her bankroll to $178,492.

She was heavily favoured and returned $2.60 to win.

Northfield Park has announced the addition of a $7,500 Pick-5 total pool guarantee on Sunday (May 28). Beginning in Race 3, the $7,500 Pick-4 guaranteed total pool includes a carryover of $1,581.21.

This wager is being offered as part of the Strategic Wagering Program through the United States Trotting Association.

Northfield’s Pick 5, Pick 4 and Pick 3 wagers offer a reduced takeout rate of 14 percent.

Sunday’s post time is 6 p.m.

(With files from Northfield Park)


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