Another world mark by Gabby Glide
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Last week Gabby Glide, a 4-year-old Yankee Glide gelding, trotted a 1:52.3 mile against Open Handicap company, etching his name in the record books for the fastest mile ever trotted at Harrah\'s Chester, and also the fastest ever by a 4-year-old trotting gelding on a five-eighths-mile track. That record was short-lived, however, as the Sam Beegle trainee made a perfectly timed three-wide move through the far turn en route to another record mile on Thursday.
Gabby Glide ($2.40) got away fifth at the quarter, with 7-2 second choice American Lane (Cat Manzi) leading a :27 split. American Lane seemed well in command going to the half, backing the tempo down to :56. Despite the leisurely second quarter, American Lane saw pressure from a first-over Likeabatoutahell (Eric Goodell).
Second-over up the backstretch, Tetrick tipped Gabby Glide three-wide going into the far turn, passing the three-quarters in 1:23.4. Gabby Glide then took the lead at the head of the stretch, drawing clear by 1-1/2 lengths for the 1:52.2 score, the fastest mile ever trotted on a five-eighths-mile track in North America. American Lane held second, with Safari Heat (Roger Plante) finishing third.
Gabby Glide scored his 18th career win, and boosted his career earnings to over $160,000. Additionally, Tim Tetrick is up to 901 driving wins on the year, well within striking range of Walter Case\'s record. (Harrah\'s Chester)