Cams Valentino sets 4PG world record on half
June 12, 2018
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Cams Valentino crossed the finish line faster than any other 4-year-old pacing gelding on a half-mile track in the history of harness racing when he won the $14,500 Open II in 1:49 on Monday at Northfield Park. The clocking also tied the all-age track record. The former 4-year-old gelding world record was held by Wiggle It Jiggleit (2016, Northfield, Montrell Teague) and the Northfield record was solely held by Scott Rocks (6, 1:49, Aaron Merriman).
Arold, Drury, Kohut LLC owns Cams Valentino. Kent Sherman is his conditioner and Aaron Merriman was in the sulky for the winning drive.
Cams Valentino (Art Official-Cam's Valentine-Cam Fella) started from post one. He left from the gate and led the entire mile through times of :27, :54.2, 1:21.2 and 1:49, dominating his competition by 11 ½ lengths.
Cams Valentino now has five wins in 16 starts this year. Monday's victory represents his 12th career score and bolstered his bankroll to $88,634. He was heavily favored and returned $2.20 to win. (Northfield Park)