In her last start in the $260,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old filly trotters, Frau Blucher had to share honors as a new world-record holder when she finished in a dead heat for first in 1:53.2 with Classic Martine. On Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds, Frau Blucher earned herself another world record and this time she can claim the title herself.
Driven by Ron Pierce, Frau Blucher cruised to a five-length win in the second of two $52,194 divisions of the Buckette for sophomore filly trotters in 1:53.1, a new world mark for her division on a half-mile track. The first division went to Silver Credit and driver Corey Callahan in 1:54.4.
Frau Blucher was sent off at odds of 1-9 and she didn't disappoint as she easily bested runner-up Coffeecake Hanover and Yannick Gingras. Bethel Hanover and Brian Sears finished third.
"I thought she'd race well, but you don't think about world records," trainer Chris Oakes said in the winner's circle.
A daughter of Broadway Hall, Frau Blucher is owned by Hauser Bros. Racing, Susan Oakes, J&T Silva Stables and Matt Tudisco. The win was her sixth in 11 starts this year, increasing her career earnings to more than $750,000.
The 2-5 favorite Silver Credit led at every call, expanding her lead to 6 1/4 lengths under the wire ahead of runner-up UF Tadys Donato and Sears. Andie Sophia recovered from an early break to finish third for Tim Tetrick.
Randy Beeckman trains the winning daughter of Muscles Yankee for owner Miller's Stable. The win was her fourth in 13 starts in 2013, increasing her career earnings to more than $115,000.