Racing : New World and Track Records

Captain Bucko Breaks the World Record!

Captain Bucko won a speed stakes race at Fair Meadows track here at Expo Center in Tulsa and set two new standards. Not only did he break the 350-yard track record, he also broke the 350-yard world record.

Both records were previously held by You R My Sunshine with a 17.51, won in 2005. Captain Bucko ran a 17.50!

Western Montana Fair, Missoula, MT: Making Ends Meet, an eight year old gelding out of Dons Star Girl and by Super De Kas (AQ), was the only Appaloosa in the Quarter Horse Handicap on August 8, 2001 at the Western Montana Fair. Trained by Jim Hanson and finishing the 575 yards with Ryan Hanson at the reigns, he took the top honors with a two length win. With a full field of eight, Making Ends Meet was the odds on favorite and didn’t let the oddsmakers down! With a finish time of :30.47 seconds, he earned a 94 speed index and broke the old Appaloosa track record of :30.86 seconds set by MS Native Charge on August 25, 1984. This brings Making Ends Meet’s total number of Appaloosa Track Records to seven! He also holds one Appaloosa World Record. Bred by Dr. & Mrs. John White, DVM and owned by Denny Whitaker of Malta, Idaho, Making Ends Meet has track records all over the country in distances ranging from 350 yards to 770 yards. 

Fair Meadow at Tulsa, OK: The Speedhorse Paint and Appaloosa Derby, with a full card, was definitely the race of the day! Tell It Like It Is, a chestnut three year old gelding, and the oddsmakers favorite, owned by Billy Coffer and trained by Frank Cooper, left no doubt as to who was the best. Coming out of the gate in the 3rd position, he quickly moved to the front and finished 2 lengths ahead of the pack. Finishing the 350 yards in :17.55 seconds, with Denise Lambeth up, Tell It Like It Is set a new Appaloosa track record and a new Appaloosa World record, and just missed breaking the Quarter Horse track record by :.07 seconds. The old track record was set on July 10, 1999 by Texas Union. Tell It Like It Is was bred by The Wagon Wheel Ranch and the “old” Appaloosa World record of :17.59 seconds was set on May 12, 2001 at Pocatello Downs by another horse bred by The Wagon Wheel Ranch, Watch This Effort. On top of all the records and winnings, Tell It Like It Is, had the fastest time of the weekend in the 350 yards, beating all the Quarter horses at the track. It’s only a matter of time until he is announced the “Appaloosa of the Meet”, and with a record like his, maybe even “Horse of the Meet” at Fair Meadows at Tulsa, OK. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CONSORTIUM OF THE NEW WORLD RECORD HOLDER FOR 350 YARDS: TELL IT LIKE IT IS.       

In the 6th Race of the day the J & K EASY AVENUE PAINT & APPALOOSA DERBY the featured horse was the new world record holder for 350 yards WATCH THIS EFFORT who set a new Appaloosa World Record for 350 yards in the trials in a time of :17.59 (si 97). True to form he came back in the DERBY FINALS with a time of :17.61 (si 97) for the 350 yards. The old record set in 1989 by MR. POVERTY at :17.65 at Blue Ribbon Downs fell twice, once in the trials and again in the finals. 10 horses went to the post.

WATCH THIS EFFORT a three year old black gelding by Southern Liberty out of I Am Overdue by Sold Short was ridden to victory by Randy Hanson and trained by Jeannie Hullinger for owners Lonnie and Tina Lowder. Bred by Kevin & Jeannie Hullinger. Congratulations to the Connections of the NEW WORLD RECORD HOLDER FOR 350 YARDS WATCH THIS EFFORT.

Arapahoe Park, Aurora, Co.: Cash In Any Form, a dark bay 4 year old filly, ridden by Shane Pollard and owned by Christie Weeder, took the $3,891. first place prize in the Western States Maturity, on August 12, 2000. Setting a new track record, running the 440 yards with a time of :21.84. she earned a speed index of 104. Cash In Any Form by Rare Form (AQ) out of Cash Blues,was bred by Kin & Kay Pirtle and trained by Tim Weeder. 
Oneida County Fair, Malad, Idaho: Really I Eighty Four, a 4 year old Bay gelding, ridden by Bob Price and trained by Kevin Williams, set a new Appaloosa Track Record at the Oneida County Fair in Malad, Idaho on August 13, 2000. Running about 3 furlongs in :33.30 seconds, he beat the old track record of :33.40 seconds, set by Easy Miracle on August 11, 1991. 

Rupert Downs, Rupert, Idaho: Really I Eighty Four, a 4 yr. old Bay gelding, ridden by Todd Thomas, broke the old World record of :40.10 seconds, set by Speed Viking on August 25, 1994 at Fair Meadows in Tulsa, Ok. Finishing the 770 yards in :39.80 seconds he established a new World Record on July 9, 2000, at Rupert Downs, Rupert, Idaho. 
Wyoming Downs, Evanston, Wy.: Mama’s Legacy, a 4 yr. old Chestnut gelding, ridden by Chad Giles, set a New World Record and a New Track Record at the Wyoming Downs Championship Stakes on August 13, 2000. Covering 550 yards in :27.06, the 4 yr. old gelding beat the old world record of :27.34, set by Keep The Change on July 19, 1989, at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Ok. Mama’s Legacy, while earning a Register of Merit for a speed rating of 108. beat the old track record of :27.36 seconds set by J&K Fleet Street on June 18, 1989. Cassia County Fair, Burley, Idaho: Really I Eighty Four does it again! Really I Eighty Four, a 4 yr. old Bay gelding, ridden by Wes Smith and trained by Kevin Williams broke another Track record, this time at the Cassia County Fair in Burley, Idaho on August 18, 2000. Covering about 3 Furlongs in :30.10 seconds, he beat the old record of : 32.20 seconds set by Minidoka Saturday on August 21, 1971. While accomplishing this feat, he also beat the old World record of :32.00 set by Dolly Double on June 3, 1989. Really I Eighty Four, owned a
nd bred by Jack Erickson, earned himself another Register of Merit with a speed rating of 112.