Betting Line breaks world pacing record
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) Betting Line paced the fastest mile by a 3-year-old on a five-eighths-mile track, romping to a four-length win over Racing Hill in 1:47.2 on Saturday night in the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
The previous world record of 1:47.3 was held by McWicked. The clocking also was established at Pocono, in the 2014 Hempt Memorial.
It was Betting Line's ninth consecutive victory. His only loss this year, a second-place finish, came against older horses in his first race of the season.
Control The Moment finished third, and Boston Red Rocks was fourth.