Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Sun Stakes Saturday got off to an early fast start at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, as 4-year-old trotting gelding Wind Of The North stormed to a world record 1:51 victory in the second half of the Daily Double, a $21,000 trot.
Driver David Miller, to be inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame next weekend, left swiftly with the altered son of Cantab Hall to hit the quarter in :26.2, then yielded to Daylon Magician, who got the field to the half in :55.1.
Going to the three-quarters, Daylon Magician made a break and went to the infield, giving Wind Of The North clear sailing and inside positioning to the 1:23.1 pole.
Wind Of The North stormed home in :27.4 to finish the record mile, which shaded the former standard of Indian Summer, set here 51 weekends ago, by a tick.
Clifton Green of Pennsylvania is the trainer/lessee of Wind Of The North, who lowered his personal best by almost three seconds, from 1:53.4.