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Action Uncle's 1:53.2 OSS win sets new world record

June 16, 2020

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Action Uncle posted the second North American race record of his career this past Saturday night, June 13), at Northfield Park in the second $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes division for 3-year-old colt trotters. Action Uncle crossed the wire in 1:53.2, the fastest time ever for a sophomore trotting colt on a half-mile track.

Action Uncle also set a new Northfield track record for sophomore trotters with a perfect steer from driver Brett Miller.

Trained by Virgil Morgan Jr., the son of Uncle Peter left the gate at 1-2 odds and upped his career earnings to $256,075 for owners Carl Howard, Joyce McClelland and Larry Wills.

Action Uncle finished well ahead of second-place finisher, 9-5 It’s Academic (Chris Page) with Buxton (Danny Noble) putting in a game performance to be third.

In 2019, Action Uncle was an Ohio Triple Crown winner and set a new stakes, track and North American record for a freshman trotting colt on a half-mile track by winning a division of the Ohio Breeders Championship at the Delaware County Fair in 1:54.

Bred by Kenneth Sommer, Action Uncle is the first foal out of the Broadway Hall mare Action-Broadway 4,1:52.3 ($1,102,073). (USTA)

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