Columbus, OH --- He's Watching, who equaled the all-age race mark of 1:46.4 for pacers in capturing the Meadowlands Pace, has been named Horse of the Month for July by the United States Trotting Association.
He’s Watching, a son of American Ideal-Baberhood, is owned by Menary Racing, Brad Gray, Michael Guerriero and Muscara Racing Trust. Dave Menary is his trainer and Tim Tetrick was in the sulky for both of his July starts.
After winning his Meadowlands Pace elimination in 1:48.1 on July 5, He's Watching was the 2-1 second choice behind JK Endofanera on July 12 in the $776,000 Meadowlands Pace final for 3-year-olds.
|USTA/Ken Weingartner photo|
|Tim Tetrick steered He's Watching to a world record-equaling 1:46.4 mile in the Meadowlands Pace.|
Tetrick was content to take a back seat in fifth with He's Watching to early leader Lyonssomewhere, who led the field to the :25.3 quarter, with Luck Be Withyou pacing along in second and JK Endofanera third along the rail.
The leader held his position to the :53.2 half when JK Endofanera came off the rail, attempting to improve his position and pressuring the leader around the turn. He’s Watching was behind JK Endofanera second-over. It looked like Lyonssomewhere might bottom out the field at the 1:20.3 three-quarters, but horses were soon coming from everywhere.
From the huddle of horses trailing Lyonssomewhere came He’s Watching, fanned five wide across the track and making up ground with every stride. Behind him and even wider were Always B Miki and Tellitlikeitis. Those three battled down the stretch with He’s Watching scoring by 2-1/2 lengths over Always B Miki while Tellitlikeitis was third.
The final time of 1:46.4 equaled the race mark for pacers on a mile track held by Somebeachsomewhere, Holborn Hanover and Warrawee Needy.
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