During my brief time at Turf Paradise, I have already had the pleasure of calling several track records there, mostly in Quarter Horse races. However, on Saturday I got to witness and describe a world record performance. Twin Sparks was the winner of the $50,000 Caballos Del Sol Stakes, completing the six furlongs in an otherworldly 1:06.49. That time eclipsed the previous world record which had been set by Bob Black Jack over the artificial surface at Santa Anita last year.
To view the Thoroughbred Times article on the world record and watch a replay of the race, you can click on the following link: http://thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2009/November/21/Twin-Sparks-sets-North-American-record-for-six-furlongs.aspx
By the way, maybe the most unbelievable part of Twin Sparks' race is that he won at odds of 9-1.
Tune in for more from They Are Off tomorrow. For right now, I am Gone... GOODBYE!