Northfield, OH --- Clear Vision broke the track record for 5-year-old-and-up pacing geldings, posting a 1:49.3 win on Saturday (July 19). The two length track record victory came in the 29th edition of Northfield Park’s $150,000 Battle of Lake Erie.
JJ Zamaiko photo Clear Vision set a track record on Saturday night, winning the Battle of Lake Erie in 1:49.3 at Northfield Park.
Clear Vision started from post four and immediately advanced a position when Bolt The Duer made an uncharacteristic break to his inside. He was sitting third at the :26.2 opening quarter. Miller pulled Clear Vision in the second panel and he remained first-over through times of :54.2 and 1:22. Clear Vision locked horns with pace setter Night Pro in the last turn and bested him by two lengths in the stretch, stopping the timer at 1:49.3.
“When Bolt The Duer made a break, it changed the whole race. His misfortune was my fortune,” said Brett Miller. “Believe it or not, he [Clear Vision] races best if he is first-over. When I got to be first-over I was loving it because this horse is so game and he can live on the outside.”
The win pushes Clear Vision’s earnings to $1,987,868. Following Clear Vision were Night Pro, Foiled Again, Fool Me Once, Apprentice Hanover, Twilight Bonfire, Beach Memories and Bolt The Duer.