|August 24, 2013~Ontario, Canada |
Bolt The Duer wins Canadian Pacing Derby Elmiination
Bolt The Duer & driver Mark McDonald
Bolt The Duer won his Canadian Pacing Derby elimination by 3-1/4 lengths over Sweet Lou in 1:48.1 on Aug. 24 at Mohawk Raceway. Mark McDonald was in the sulky for trianer Peter Foley. One week earlier, he equaled the fastest mile ever paced on a half-mile track when he captured the $275,000 Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial in 1:49 at Saratoga. Bolt The Duer has won four of 11 races this year and earned $490,862 for owner John Como Jr.’s All Star Racing. In addition to winning the Gerrity, the 4-year-old horse won the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational at Hoosier Park in May. He was second in the William R. Haughton Memorial and the U.S. Pacing Championship.
Last year, he won the $500,000 Delvin Miller Adios, $415,820 Messenger Stakes, $250,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes championship and $130,000 Cleveland Classic. His time of 1:47.4 in the Adios is the fastest ever on a five-eighths of a mile oval – and he matched that world record time this year at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. For his career, Bolt The Duer has won 19 of 38 races, finished second on eight occasions, and earned $1.60 million. Bolt The Duer was bred, foaled, raised and sold by Peninsula Farm for $70,000 at the 2010 Standardbred Horse Sale at Harrisburg.