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Hearduwhispermynam sets new Running Aces track mark

September 06, 2020

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The featured event on the Sunday afternoon (September 6) program at Running Aces was the $13,800 sophomore “A” trot, with a field of eight lining up behind the gate and Jenni King’s Hearduwhispermyname surging off cover to break a long-standing track record.

Hearduwhispermynam, part of a two-horse entry for King, started from post six with driver Rick Magee in the bike. SD Eliminator (Brian Detgen) was fastest from the gate and had the early lead at the :28.3 quarter-mile checkpoint before SB Madam Secretary (Darrell Wright) took over near the :57.4 half-mile mark. Favorite Susie’s Sister (Steve Wiseman) picked up the first-over position and Hearduwhispermynam picked up cover from fourth down the backstretch. He was still fourth as they registered the three-quarter mark in 1:26.1, a reading that brought with it a strong possibility for a track record.

Magee followed the cover all the way to the top of the lane and then tipped to find a clear path through the stretch. Hearduwhispermynam ($6.40) responded and trotted away from his rivals by 2-3/4 lengths to register a mile in 1:56 and lower the track mark for 3-year-old geldings by three-fifths of a second. The previous mark had stood for nine years. The mile was also a new career mark for Hearduwhispermynam, and the record mile became the eighth current track record for driver Rick Magee, who currently dominates the speed records at Running Aces. The next closest driver on that list is Steve Wiseman, who has five current records to his credit.

SB Madam Secretary was second and Susie’s Sister held third.

The new record holder is a son of Braggart out of the Giant Triumph mare Outathebluclearsky. He is owned and trained by his breeder, Jenni King, and he now has nine career wins in 21 starts with $79,519 in the bank.

The $9,200 “B” division went to Miss Gracious (Mooney Svendsen, $8.60), who closed from well out of it early with a sweeping three-wide rally around the final turn to take the lead at the top of the stretch.

Once on the lead, she drew away with every stride and checked in 6-1/2 lengths ahead at the wire over Bekkum’s Black Rose (Nick Roland) and Al Mar Lovie Dovie (Rick Magee) in a 1:58.3 mile for a new career mark.

The winning owner is Jeff Ryan and the winning trainer is Edward Hernandez.

Driver Dean Magee led the Sunday program with three winners, while both Rick Magee and Mooney Svendsen each registered doubles. Trainer Rick Bertrand scored a double as well.

Live racing continues at Running Aces through Oct. 4, with action four days a week: every Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. CDT.

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