Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Beatgoeson Hanover rallied in the final strides to win the $25,000 Preferred Trot on Saturday night (Aug. 31) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and set a world record for her age group in the process.
|Beatgoeson Hanover won in a world record time of 1:51.4.|
Beatgoeson Hanover, a 5-year-old mare from the barn of Nifty Norman, left from post position five in a field of six as the 3-1 second choice. She led at the quarter, then ceded the lead to 1-2 favorite DW’s NY Yank in the front stretch and worked the pocket.
Real Babe made a powerful first-over move on the backstretch and cleared DW’s NY Yank in the stretch, but driver Tyler Buter alertly swung Beatgoeson Hanover wide in the stretch to beat Real Babe by three-quarters of a length. DW’s NY Yank faded to third.
With a winning time of 1:51.4, Beatgoeson Hanover, owned by Neven Botica, not only shattered her own track record for older trotting mares of 1:52.1, a mark she shared with Brighten Up, but she also smashed the world record for that age group (on a five-eighths-mile track) of 1:52, which was set by Premiere Steed in Finland in 2009.
Beatgoeson Hanover, a winner of six races this season and 25 lifetime, pushed her career earnings to $1,073,080.