McJagersOnTheMove sets 1:52.3 Scarborough record
September 01, 2019
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Just two days after Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones wrapped up their latest American tour in Miami, a horse named McJagersOnTheMove made a sparkling debut at Scarborough Downs on Sunday while equaling the all-age track record in a brilliant 1:52.3 performance.
Fresh off an eye-popping 1:52.3 score at the Windsor (Maine) Fair, the 7-year-old son of McArdle-Grand Fancy appeared destined for a more pedestrian journey on Sunday, gliding to the quarter in an easy 28.3 before catching a breather to the half in 57.1. With an almost imperceptible shifting of gears though, he began to separate himself from the field just past the half before reaching the three-quarter mile marker in a breathtaking 1:24.3.
Perhaps sensing an epic in the making, driver Drew Campbell, who had sat prone in the sulky up to that point, began to ask the horse for just a bit more. The horse gamely responded in the affirmative, pacing his final panel in a smart 28 seconds, completing an astounding 55.2 back-half clocking, and romping home over 30-lengths the best to etch his name in the storied annuls of Scarborough Downs.
McJagersOnTheMove who is trained by Frank Petrelli for owner Marissa Russo of Eden, NY, equaled the track record that was set by the Drew Campbell driven JJs Jet in the 2018 edition of Scarborough’s Mid-Summer Classic. Ironically, JJs Jet was on hand in the race paddock to witness his track record being equaled after winning for the 53rd time in his career just two races prior.
The win was one of six on Sunday’s card for driver Drew Campbell, who effectively fortified his position atop the leader’s board with the devastatingly powerful performance.
Live harness racing will continue next weekend at Scarborough Downs with a 4:30 pm (EDT) twilight card on Saturday followed by the popular 1:30 pm Sunday matinee performance, all leading up to the closing day of the summer meet which is slated for Sept. 14. (Scarborough)