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Posted December 12, 2012 | Leave a comment
Lucy's Bob Boy breaks decades-old mark at Charles Town
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CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- The 2012 West Virginia Breeders' Classic winner, Lucy's Bob Boy, returned to the allowance ranks in the Tuesday night feature at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and responded by not only drubbing his three overmatched opponents in a 17-length victory, but also easily breaking the track record for 6 1/2 furlongs, stopping the clock in a final time of 1:16.44.
The previous track record had stood for nearly 37 years and was set by Jet Appeal back on Jan. 6, 1976.
After dueling with second choice Golden Set, himself a winner of multiple West Virginia Breeders' Classics races, through fractions of :22.97 and :45.38, Lucy's Bob Boy gradually widened his lead over the final three furlongs and was able to break the long-standing track record under jockey Gustavo Larrosa by more than a half-second while carrying 10 pounds more than Jet Appeal did in his record setting effort.
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