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Wind Surfer sets Meadows track record

July 09, 2009

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Wind Surfer split horses late and captured the $27,500 Preferred Handicap Trot in a track record 1:53.4 on Wednesday at The Meadows.

Wind Surfer assured a speedy mile when he parked Master Begonia, winner of five straight, in a swift first quarter of :27.2. But when Michaelrowyourboat challenged Master Begonia around the far turn, it appeared that Wind Surfer might be trapped in the pocket.

Eric Ledford found a seam between the dueling leaders and defeated Michaelrowyourboat by a half-length while Master Begonia saved show. The mile was the fastest ever by a 4-year-old gelding trotter at The Meadows, erasing the old mark of 1:54 established earlier this year by Four Starz Speed.

Kent Sherman trains the son of Muscles Yankee-Windsurfing VC, who pushed his career bankroll past $200,000 for James Koran and Betty Sherman. The victory was one of four on the 16-race card for Ledford. (The Meadows)

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