Ontario-sired Hidden Land crossed the finish line faster than any female in the history of Northfield Park when she won the $13,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace in 1:51.4 on Friday (October 2).
The clocking broke the former 1:52 four-year-old pacing mare record by Lease Ness Monster (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.), set earlier this year.
The partnership of William Sartin and Mark Salerno owns Hidden Land. Brad Irvine is her conditioner and Don Irvine Jr. was in the sulky for the winning drive.
Hidden Land (Badlands Hanover-Armbro Ocasey-Abercrombie) started from post eight. She led her competition through fractions of :26.4, :55.3, 1:23.4 and 1:51.4. There was never really an anxious moment for the winner, who bested her competition by two and a half lengths.
Hidden Land now has four wins in 28 starts this year. Friday’s victory represents her ninth career score and bolstered her bankroll to $89,591. She returned $18.00 to win.
(Standardbred Canada with files from Northfield Park)